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Could it be SIBO, not IBS?

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a major and often overlooked underlying cause of chronic digestive symptoms, including those labeled as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

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Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a major and often overlooked underlying cause of chronic digestive symptoms, including those labeled as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).  The small intestine is meant to be a nearly sterile environment where optimal nutrient absorption can occur.  Bacterial overgrowth in this area of the digestive tract may be highly disruptive to normal intestinal function and cause many negative consequences.

The goal of SIBO treatment is to eradicate bacteria in the small intestine.  Naturopathic doctors experienced in recognizing and treating SIBO can help with managing this very common underlying cause of chronic digestive issues.

About the presenter:

Dr. Arjuna Veeravagu is a naturopathic physician, registered acupuncturist and founder of Sage Clinic who has been in clinical practice for the past 16 years. He graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon in 2002 with a dual degree in naturopathic and classical Chinese medicine.

Dr. Veeravagu’s practice combines herbal medicine, clinical nutrition, acupuncture, fitness consulting and lifestyle counseling to address the root causes of illness and disease. He has a general naturopathic practice with a focus on complex internal medicine cases.