SIBO Breath Test

Boulder Natural Health offers the SIBO Breath Test by Aerodiagnostics to determine if a patient has SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth). We address SIBO using dietary changes, herbal and homeopathic supplementation and refer to medical doctors and gastroenterologists if antibiotics are necessary.

SIBO is a chronic bacterial infection in the small intestine. Many types of bacteria live in the small intestine normally, however with SIBO, there is an overgrowth of this normal bacteria.  Symptoms of SIBO can include:

  • Increase gas in the intestine
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Belching
  • Floating stool
  • Undigested food in stool
  • Other IBS symptoms

SIBO can cause nutrient deficiencies including iron and B12, poor fat absorption, food allergies and food sensitivities, chronic fatigue, body pain, neurological and cognitive symptoms. SIBO is commonly found when a patient experiences the following:

  • Dramatic, temporary improvement in IBS symptoms with antibiotics
  • Worsening of IBS symptoms with ingesting probiotic supplements that contain prebiotics
  • Constipation with increasing fiber consumption in the diet
  • Chronic low ferritin levels with no other cause