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  • Writer's pictureDr. Stephanie Graham

Biofilm Busters in SIBO

Updated: May 1, 2020

I have been keeping busy preparing for opening day of Bios Comprehensive Medicine next week, but I wanted to take a break to share some recent information. A lot of the patients I see have IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), which very often comes paired with SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth).

Recent studies have been focusing on the imbalance of bacteria in the small intestine, and their ability to protect themselves with their tiny version of armor. Scientists call this protective layer around bacteria "biofilm," and are studying ways to weaken it so treatments can be more effective. Stubborn or recurrent cases of SIBO may be due to biofilms, so it is important to have a biofilm disruptor in the treatment plan.

If you are interested in learning more, this article is a great start:

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