How do you fix small intestine bacterial overgrowth?

How do you fix small intestine bacterial overgrowth?

For most people, the initial way to treat bacterial overgrowth is with antibiotics. Doctors may start this treatment if your symptoms and medical history strongly suggest this is the cause, even when test results are inconclusive or without any testing at all.

What medication is used for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth?

Depending on the bacteria cultured from the small intestine, a gastroenterologist might prescribe metronidazole, amoxicillin-clavulanate, ciprofloxacin, norfloxacin, or tetracycline. For SIBO, antibiotics are being used off-label, and there is no standard FDA-approved dosage.

How do I get rid of bacteria in my intestines?

In this article, we list 10 scientifically supported ways to improve the gut microbiome and enhance overall health.

  1. Take probiotics and eat fermented foods.
  2. Eat prebiotic fiber.
  3. Eat less sugar and sweeteners.
  4. Reduce stress.
  5. Avoid taking antibiotics unnecessarily.
  6. Exercise regularly.
  7. Get enough sleep.

What is the fastest way to cure SIBO?

Antibiotics are the primary treatment for SIBO symptoms. However, studies show that dietary changes, such as limiting sugars and lactose, may also help reduce bacterial overgrowth. The SIBO diet can be used in combination with antibiotics and probiotics.

What does SIBO feel like?

It can cause painful gas, bloating, nausea, belching and other systemic symptoms. As the cartoon pictures shows, people with SIBO feel bloated ALL THE TIME and just feel “yucky.” Some people also have systemic symptoms like brain fog, fatigue, joint pains, and abnormal bowel habits (constipation or diarrhea).

Can you treat SIBO without antibiotics?

It’s also possible to address SIBO without using antibiotics or herbal antimicrobials. Getting rid of bacteria with an antimicrobial protocol isn’t always necessary: sometimes building up your gut health and encouraging friendly bacteria to grow is a better idea.