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  • Writer's pictureDr. Stephanie Graham

New Year, New SIBO Test

Happy New Year! I hope that you were able to celebrate some things this holiday season. As we look ahead of us in this new year, many of us are taking a look inward into our personal health.

Improving your health can sometimes mean more than consuming fewer calories and walking more. It can also mean addressing some underlying issues that you have learned to live with. People who frequently experience symptoms of gas, bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation or alternating diarrhea and constipation are often aware that they have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). However, many are not aware that the leading cause of IBS is what is known as Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth. SIBO (SEE-bo) for short. When left untreated, SIBO can also make acid reflux worse and cause many other symptoms ranging from mood changes to brain fog and fatigue.

Until recently, doctors have only been able to test for two different types of SIBO. One is identified by the presence of excess hydrogen and the other with excess methane. Recently, a third indicator has become available, hydrogen sulfide.

Hydrogen sulfide SIBO requires a much different treatment plan than hydrogen or methane. The new test measures each of the three gasses, making it an indispensable test for getting the correct diagnosis and embarking on the correct treatment plan.

If you are experiencing the issues mentioned above, you may want an expert to improve your chances of putting this behind you. Bios Comprehensive Medicine is one of only two certified SIBO clinics in Arizona. We want to help you start 2021 off right by addressing your health concerns and get to feeling better!

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Feb 01, 2021

Excellent and very helpful information for those who may be suffering from these painful symptoms. I had no idea that BCM is only one of two certified clinics in the state!!

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