Rory Hornstein, RD.

SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth)

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth is a condition where both aerobic and anaerobic bacteria over grow in the small intestine. Typically, the small intestine contains low levels of bacteria unlike the large intestine which harbors a diverse ecosystem of microbes. Our gut microbes play a role in health and disease. Important positive functions of microbes include: degrading carbohydrates for fuel, creating vitamins for good health and maintaining normal function of our immune system.

What are the symptoms of SIBO?

Symptoms mimic those found in irritable bowel syndrome including: bloating, abdominal distention, gas, pain, fullness after eating, and alteration of bowel habit (constipation, diarrhea or alternating).

RDs can help SIBO patients optimize their digestion and improve their nutritional status. Customizing the diet and adopting strategies to prevent recurrence make the dietary approach more successful.

RDs can help SIBO patients optimize their digestion and improve their nutritional status. Customizing the diet and adopting strategies to prevent recurrence make the dietary approach more successful.

Rory Hornstein, RD | RoryRD.com