IBS is a chronic disorder of the large intestine that causes pain and digestion problems. New research has shown that more than 50% of people diagnosed with IBS have SIBO as the underlying cause. The abdominal distress can limit your activities and diminish your quality of life.
IBS and SIBO may be accompanied by symptoms such as:
These gastrointestinal (GI) troubles may also be at the root of issues such as brain fog and depression.
Scientists aren’t sure what causes IBS and SIBO, but intestinal contractions seem to play a role, either by being too strong or too weak. Researchers have found the following common triggers for people with IBS and SIBO:
Treatment at the Sklar Center for Restorative Health involves treating the underlying cause of your GI issues. After performing a physical exam and recording your medical history, the Sklar Center Team:
From your results, our team can provide dietary and lifestyle guidance to help treat your condition. We can recommend herbs and supplements, customized to your body, to support a healthy GI system. Our patients have gotten great results through digestive enzymes, probiotics, and food elimination.
You may need multiple treatment approaches to tackle IBS, and there’s a lot you can do at home. Stress management techniques, exercise, and dietary tweaks are paramount for symptom management.
If a supplement or a particular food isn’t working, our team can help you make any necessary adjustments along the way. We also create a support system around you, taking a personal interest in your results and using an open communication approach.
If you have IBS or SIBO and you’re ready to take control of your stomach issues, call or use the online booking option to set up a consultation.