Bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine and treatment options - an introduction
In bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine can cause many different symptoms. These include frequent heartburn, abdominal pain, bloating or gas, constipation, diarrhea, and general fatigue. Since bacterial miscolonization is often associated with other diseases, other symptoms can also occur.
It is fundamental to note that symptoms may change or even disappear over time. It is therefore important to pay attention to the individual complaints and to state them if necessary. A doctor, alternative practitioner or trained nutritionist can help to find out whether the symptoms are caused by bacterial overgrowth or whether there are other reasons.
Treatment of bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine
A breath test can be carried out to determine whether there is bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine and treatment may be necessary. If this is positive, an individual treatment method can be recommended. An effective treatment of bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine usually requires an integrated approach with dietary changes and/or complementary medicine preparations and, if necessary, antibiotic therapy in severe cases.