Humans have trillions of bacteria in the gut that make up our microbiome. The majority of our microbiome live in the large intestine. However, Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth or SIBO occurs when there’s an overgrowth of the bacteria in the large intestine that spills into the small intestine.
This condition is a subset of IBS, and it’s assumed that nearly 60 percent of people with IBS actually have SIBO. The condition interferes with digestion and causes bloating, stomach discomfort, and constipation or diarrhea.
Dr. Nirala Jacobi, a SIBO expert, discusses the causes, symptoms, and treatments for SIBO, including natural supplements that can be used to curb the effects of the condition. She also offers free resources for those with SIBO at www.TheSIBODoctor.com.
Listen as Nirala Jacobi joins Dr. Holly Lucille to discuss SIBO.