Home Remedies to Get Rid of SIBO

September 28, 2015 Editorial Staff

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) is characterized by diminished levels of ‘good’ bacteria’ and excessive growth of ‘bad’ bacteria in the gut (dysbiosis) that leads to impaired digestive health. SIBO is linked with several gut-related and systemic conditions including irritable […]

7+ Ways To Get Rid of Hickey Fast

November 5, 2015 DrGoel

A hickey, which is also known as a ‘love bite’ or a more sedate ‘kiss mark’, tends to occur after a passionate physical exchange between lovers. It may happen to you if your lover kisses or bites on your skin […]

Treatment of SIBO and IBS with Rifaximin

September 30, 2015 DrGoel

What is IBS? Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common functional gastrointestinal disorders and is characterized by chronic abdominal pain and discomfort, bloating and alterations in bowel habits[1]. A meta-analysis including 260,960 subjects showed that the prevalence […]

Probiotics: Side Effects and Safety

September 28, 2015 DrGoel

What are Probiotics? The word probiotic which means ‘ for life’ was coined in 1965 by Lilly and Stillwell [1] and is defined as live microorganisms, which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host. Probiotics […]

SIBO and Liver Diseases

September 28, 2015 DrGoel

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is characterized by the presence of >10 5 colony forming units (CFU)/ml in the jejunal aspirate.  SIBO occurs as a result of disruption of the gut microbial community in response to various environmental and genetic […]

SIBO and Probiotics

September 28, 2015 Editorial Staff

The Gut Microbiome Human gut is home to ~100 trillion microbes (collectively referred to as gut microbiome) which play a major role in controlling many aspects of host physiology and pathophysiology. Gut microbiome makes up about 2 kg of total […]

Dietary Fiber: Is it Good for SIBO

September 28, 2015 Editorial Staff

Any food or nutrients that cannot be processed by the digestive organs of the human body are called dietary fiber or roughage. Fiber absorbs excess water from ingested food and helps the movement of food along the digestive tract, thus […]

SIBO and Stress: Is it Beneficial or Harmful?

September 28, 2015 DrGoel

In the modern lifestyle, stress is being an omnipresent part of our life. Literally, stress denotes emotional or mental stress and physiological or physical stress. In a stressful event, our body likely responds with sympathetic nervous system, release of various […]

Sibo Recipes

September 28, 2015 Editorial Staff

A dietary approach towards treating SIBO Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth or SIBO is a condition caused by misplaced gut bacteria. Treating SIBO can be really tricky. To treat this condition, doctors have prescribed antibiotics like metronidazole or levofloxacin in the […]

SIBO and GERD: The Relationship Revealed

September 28, 2015 Editorial Staff

What is GERD? Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a chronic gastrointestinal disorder where there is a reflux of stomach contents into the esophagus. GERD affects 18.1%–27.8% in North America, 8.8%–25.9% in Europe, 2.5%–7.8% in East […]

SIBO: Good Bacteria or Bad Bacteria

September 28, 2015 Editorial Staff

Many people think that it is our stomach that digests our food for us. This is not completely true. Our stomach produces gastric juices, which is primarily made up of hydrochloric acid. [1] This helps break down the food, making […]

SIBO and Hormonal Imbalance

September 28, 2015 Editorial Staff

There are many factors that are said to cause SIBO. Malfunctioning of the MMC waves, reduced secretion of gastric acid, viral infections or even some medications have also been shown to cause bacterial overgrowth in small intestines. But do hormonal […]

Sibo and Hemorrhoids: The Connection

September 27, 2015 Editorial Staff

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth or SIBO is misunderstood. As the name suggests, people suffer from this disease when there is too much bacterial fauna in the small intestine. Is SIBO caused by good bacteria or bad bacteria? There is a […]

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