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Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) Treatment in Akron

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth, also known as SIBO, is a condition where there is an excessive growth of bacteria in the small intestine. This condition can lead to various symptoms and complications that can significantly impact an individual’s quality of life.

What is SIBO?

The small intestine is the part of the digestive system that connects the stomach to the large intestine. It plays a crucial role in absorbing nutrients from food. However, when there is an overgrowth of bacteria in this part of the digestive system, it can lead to various health issues.
SIBO occurs when there is a large number of bacteria in the small intestine. Typically, the small intestine has relatively fewer bacteria compared to the colon or large intestine. Still, when there is an abnormal growth of bacteria, it can disrupt the normal function of the digestive system and cause symptoms like:
  • Bloating
  • Abdominal distension and pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Skin problems like acne, eczema, rash and rosacea
  • Joint pain
  • Weight loss
  • Vomiting

Watch this video where Dr. Tara Scott shares the causes and solutions for SIBO, how its often underdiagnosed, and how she’s seeing an increasing number of patients at her practice with this condition.​

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