SIBO: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments
- Underlying SIBO causes and risk factors
- SIBO testing interpretation
- Overall treatment approach (with diagrams)
- SIBO treatment algorithm
Dr Allison Siebecker ND
Interest in Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) has been increasing ever since it was identified as an underlying cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, the most common gastrointestinal disorder worldwide.
The newest research is revealing what causes SIBO and how symptoms are generated. SIBO symptoms include bloating, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea and food intolerances. Many conditions cause these symptoms but SIBO can be identified by a simple hydrogen/methane Breath Test.
Once identified, treatment can offer remarkable benefits. Standard SIBO treatments include Diet, Herbal Antibiotics, Pharmaceutical Antibiotics, Elemental Formulas and Prokinetics.
Dr. Siebecker will share a treatment algorithm and lots of clinical pearls. Join us for this comprehensive SIBO overview.
Probiotics and Prebiotics in SIBO Management
- What is the potential role of probiotics and prebiotics in the management of SIBO?
- Are probiotics really contraindicated? Or are some probiotic strains well-indicated for this condition?
Dr Jason Hawrelak ND
Are all prebiotics contraindicated? Or are only some prebiotic compounds best avoided in patients with SIBO? Can prebiotics even play a therapeutic role?
Jason will be answering these questions and using case studies to demonstrate how select probiotics and prebiotics can be effective tools in the treatment of SIBO.
Dr Jason Hawrelak ND, BNat(Hons), PhD, MNHAA, MASN, FACN is a naturopath, herbalist, and nutritionist with over 16 years of clinical experience. He currently teaches the Evidence-based Complementary Medicine Program in the School of Medicine at the University of Tasmania and is the Gastrointestinal Imbalances lecturer in the Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine program at the University of Western States (Portland, Oregon).
Jason completed his Honours (First Class) and PhD degrees in the areas of the gastrointestinal microbiota, irritable bowel syndrome, and the clinical applications of pre- and probiotics. He has written extensively in Australian and International textbooks and journals on these topics.