Do You Bloat After Meals?

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Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth, or SIBO, occurs when the bacteria in your small intestine are out of balance and over grow. Carbohydrates feed SIBO causing the bacteria to ferment and create gas. Depending on the type of bacterial overgrowth, hydrogen-dominant SIBO leads to diarrhea, whereas methane-dominant SIBO leads to constipation. ⠀
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Most people try to increase their probiotic intake to help with bloating, but that could be making things worse!⠀
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Here are 10 signs you may have SIBO:⠀
1. Gas, bloating, and diarrhea⠀
2. Abdominal pain or cramping⠀
3. Constipation ⠀
4. Diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)⠀
5. Food intolerances such as gluten, casein, lactose, fructose, and particularly histamine intolerance⠀
6. Chronic illnesses such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes, neuromuscular disorders, and autoimmune disorders ⠀
7. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies including vitamins A, B12, D, and E⠀
8. Fat malabsorption (signified by pale, bulky, and malodorous stool)⠀
9. Rosacea and other skin rashes⠀
10. Leaky gut⠀
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Curious about your gut health? Get yourself scheduled for a functional medicine visit with Dr. Charlotte today!⠀
[Information above from http://www.amymyersmd.com]⠀
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