This may come as a shock to you, but did you know that your gut contains over 300 million different species of bacteria? Kind of crazy, right? The truth is, this bacteria is responsible for the well-being of your overall health, including the function of your immunity, thyroid, bone health, and your heart and brain. So, when there is an imbalance in bacteria, unfortunately, your body feels the effects.
SIBO occurs when there is too much bacteria growth within the small intestine which throws off your digestion interfering with motility and causing uncomfortable symptoms. If you are experiencing an increase in severe gas, cramping, bloating, or diarrhea, SIBO may be the underlying cause.
At Manhattan Integrative Health in Boca Raton, FL, we work with SIBO patients to uncover the root cause of their symptoms and create a tailored treatment plan to help them achieve an optimal state of health and restore motility.
There can be a number of complications causing you to experience symptoms of SIBO. If your food is not adequately digested due to motility complications, it will ferment and produce hydrogen, which only feeds the organisms in your gut. This type of SIBO will cause diarrhea, while methane-dominant SIBO may cause constipation.
It is vital to get to the bottom of what is causing your symptoms by working with a doctor who specializes in treating SIBO patients.
Additional signs to look out for that may be indications of an unhealthy gut include:
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above, don’t wait to seek medical advice from our leading SIBO experts. Let us help you alleviate your discomfort and find a solution that will lead to long-term relief and healing.
At Manhattan Integrative Medicine in Boca Raton, we offer the latest in medical diagnostics to ensure we get to the bottom of your health concerns. Dr. Borenstein will start with a physical exam and may further recommend any of the following diagnostic tests.
As one of the top SIBO clinics in Florida, we offer the most effective treatments to heal your digestive tract and bring back the balance for healthy gut flora. Some of these integrative treatment options may include:
Making nutrition and lifestyle changes as well as taking promotility medications can help restore and regulate your MMC.
Dr. Borenstein will create a customized treatment plan specific for your body, choosing antibiotics or other more natural remedies such as Microb Clear to kill off any bad bacteria.
By removing certain foods such as sugar, alcohol, legumes, bread, and other products containing refined sugar, we can starve out the overgrown bacteria. We will replace these foods with healthy fats, leafy greens, non-starchy vegetables, and lean proteins.
Naltrexone is a medication that has been proven to help lessen inflammation in the bowels and reduce uncomfortable symptoms often caused by SIBO.
If you have been living with SIBO or suspect that you may be dealing with gut issues, know that you are not alone. Dr. Borenstein and his team of highly trained professionals have helped many patients in the Boca Raton area resolve their symptoms of SIBO, allowing them to improve their quality of life and overall health.
We utilize only the most advanced diagnostic and treatment options that functional medicine has to offer. We promise to take the time that is needed to get to the bottom of your health problems and guide you down the path to a symptom-free, healthier version of you!