Is SIBO Causing You Excessive Flatulence?
Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) occurs when bacteria that resembles the bacteria normally found in the colon proliferate in large numbers in the small intestine. Symptoms of SIBO include
- excess gas (flatus),
- abdominal bloating and/or distension, and
- abdominal pain.
The symptoms of SIBO tend to be chronic. A typical person with SIBO may have symptoms that fluctuate in intensity over months, years, or even decades before the proper diagnosis is made.