Around 12 million people in Germany suffer from chronic intestinal problems that can be assigned to irritable bowel syndrome.
In 2/3 of those affected, the cause is bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine, or SIBO for short.
Common symptoms of bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine include:
- Bloated stomach
- abdominal cramps in the upper abdomen
If organic causes have been ruled out by the current examination methods and you are familiar with previous therapeutic measures (e.g. If psychotherapeutic measures, the administration of prebiotics or probiotics, intestinal cures or intestinal rehabilitation, more or less fiber, whole foods, etc.) have achieved little or no success, you may consider a bacterial colonization of the small intestine as the cause of your symptoms.
Our Sibolab breath test can give you clarity about the presence of SIBO. By measuring the respiratory gases with our easy-to-use home test kit, you and your treating therapist can find out whether bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine could be the cause of your irritable bowel symptoms.