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“Roughly 80% of people with IBS, actually suffer from small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).”

– Andrew C. Dukowicz

SIBO is small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. It occurs when the bacteria in your small intestine become unbalanced and overgrow. 



Give yourself the opportunity to tell the doctor what you have been experiencing and how it got to this stage.

Based on that conversation, the results of your labs, the nature, degree and source of your health issues will be determined.

An individualized treatment plan will be recommended, started and adjusted based on your feedback until you experience thriving optimal health.

Give your body the best opportunity to heal illness, prevent and reverse chronic disease.

“Bloating is the #1 symptom. People affected by SIBO will typically say, ‘I ate a meal and then looked 6-months pregnant.'”

– Dr. Amy Myers


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These SIBO symptoms listed below are common and may cause lots of suffering. It is possible to reduce or eliminate them when they are properly diagnosed and treated.

Abdominal Pain

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth causes inflammation in your digestive tract, which can lead to painful symptoms such as abdominal pain and cramping.


Once in the small intestine, the bacteria feed on undigested food and produce either methane or hydrogen, depending on which type of bacteria overgrows. This is what causes bloating.

Brain Fog

Brain fog is caused by excess gasses released from the bacteria that cause SIBO. The gases are absorbed by your body and excreted through your lungs in the air you breathe out- this is why the breath test is the standard test for SIBO.



Chronic Illnesses

Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes, neuromuscular disorders, and autoimmune diseases are some manifestations that may result from chronic and untreated SIBO.

As your gut remains leaky and more particles escape into your bloodstream, your immune system sends out waves of inflammation. Eventually, it becomes over-stressed and begins firing less accurately. Many particles that are now flooding your bloodstream look like your body’s own tissues. Your immune system creates antibodies against these substances, which mistakenly attack your tissues in a phenomenon called molecular mimicry.


Although less common than diarrhea, SIBO can disrupt the natural gut flora, which affects your ability to eliminate waste.


Diarrhea can result from impaired motility from nerve damage. Additionally, SIBO affects bile production and flow, so can cause urgency, loose stools, or explosive diarrhea.

Compounds produced through the bacterial break-down of stagnant food can also trigger diarrhea.  


Fat Malabsorption

Bile salts/acids, which are responsible for the digestion and absorption of fats, are broken down by the excess bacteria in your small intestine, resulting in incomplete digestion of fats and diarrhea. Bacterial products may also harm the mucous lining (mucosa) of the small intestine, resulting in decreased absorption of carbohydrates and proteins.

Food Intolerances

Such as gluten, casein, lactose, fructose, and particularly histamine intolerances are common. 

SIBO causes dysmotility, which inhibits your ability to properly digest foods and allows both food and bacteria to sit in your digestive system for longer, further exacerbating inflammation and SIBO symptoms.


Gas is the byproduct of bacteria eating the food we eat. The amount of gas indicates the severity of SIBO, as gas is a result of fermentation caused by bacteria. 

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

SIBO symptoms are extremely similar to those of IBS. In fact, one study proved that nearly 80% of people with IBS also had SIBO. When the SIBO was treated, nearly half of the patients experienced an improvement in their IBS.

Kidney Stones

Poor calcium absorption may also eventually result in kidney stones.

Leaky Gut

Inflammation in your gut leads to intestinal permeability, where the tight junctions holding your intestinal wall together become loose. When you have leaky gut, toxins, microbes, and undigested food particles can escape through the holes and into your bloodstream, where your immune system marks them as pathogens and attacks them.

Loss of Appetite

SIBO can cause loss of appetite.

Malabsorption of Nutrients

As a result of incomplete absorption of fats, your body can’t fully absorb the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. Bacteria in the small intestine synthesize as well as use vitamin B-12, which is essential for the normal functioning of your nervous system and the production of blood cells and DNA.


SIBO can impair nutrient digestion and absorption if left untreated. SIBO is a gut motility disorder.  If motility is compromised, the small intestine becomes the perfect breeding ground for the overgrowth of bacteria. Malnutrition and malabsorption impair gut motility. 


Nausea in people who have SIBO is often related to other common symptoms like uncomfortable fullness, abdominal pain, and bloating after eating.

Skin Conditions

Like Rosacea. SIBO damages the gut lining, which leads to the release of cytokines (regulators of host immune responses that promote inflammatory reactions) resulting in skin inflammation.

Uncomfortable Fullness Feeling

Uncomfortable feeling of fullness after eating is common with SIBO.

Unwanted Weight Loss

Due to a loss of appetite that is accomanpied by abdominal pain, bloating, gas and nausea.


Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies

Deficiencies of vitamins A, B12, D, and E are common. When your gut lining is impaired, your ability to absorb nutrients is impacted. So even if you’re getting plenty of vitamins and minerals in your diet, they might be passing straight through your body without providing any benefits.

Weakened Bones (Osteoporosis)

Over time, damage to your intestine from abnormal bacterial growth causes poor calcium absorption, and eventually may lead to bone diseases, such as osteoporosis.

“Diet is absolutely vital to ensure that you can get rid of your

condition and keep it at bay for good.”

SIBO Facts

What Is SIBO?

SIBO is Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth. It occurs when the bacteria in your small intestine become unbalanced and overgrow. When you eat carbohydrates, the fermentation of sugar occurs, causing gas and bloating. Ideally, the bacteria in your GI tract that make up your gut microbiome exist in a balanced state.

Potential Causes

Most of your gut bacteria are meant to be located in your large intestine and colon, where they help break down food, synthesize vitamins, and eliminate waste. However, external factors such as medications or a poor diet can cause your flora to become unbalanced.

Your Gut Lining

Your gut is naturally lined with mucus that lubricates and protects it. However, an overgrowth of bacteria can damage your gut’s mucosal lining. Thus creating an opportunity for bacterial biofilms – or groups of microorganisms that are protected by a layer of protective slime — to attach to your cell wall, making them harder to control.


Risk Factors

Damaged nerves or muscles in the gut resulting in leftover bacteria in the small intestine. Physical obstructions in the gut, such as scarring from surgeries or Crohn’s disease can collect bacteria instead of passing it on to the colon. Medications that influence or disrupt the normal gut flora including antibiotics, acid-blocking drugs, and steroids. A diet high in sugar, refined carbohydrates, and alcohol.

Hydrogen SIBO

Hydrogen dominant SIBO is diagnosed by a sufficient rise in hydrogen on a SIBO breath test. This form of SIBO is also referred to as diarrhea prone SIBO. This form of SIBO can cause damage to your gut’s mucosal lining, creating a lactase deficiency, the enzyme we use to break down and digest lactose. A reason why sudden food intolerances may occur.

Methane SIBO

Methane dominant SIBO may cause an increase in methane levels. As the hydrogen feeds single-cell organisms in your gut called archaea, they produce methane. If you have small intestinal bacterial overgrowth and are dealing with constipation as your main SIBO symptom, you likely have methane SIBO. Make sure your lab test differentiates between these two forms of SIBO.

Optimizing Your Health
Will Keep You Healthy and Strong.

For your body’s health system to function well, it must act fast, be well controlled, not overreact and provide the body the protection it needs. Your body’s physiology requires certain resources to help it operate at its best.
Some of the ways we help your body is by bringing down inflammation, modulating the immune system, enhancing detoxification, boosting antioxidant status and fine-tuning nutrition.
The better your body functions, the better it may respond to possible infections.


At Indigo Health Clinic, we have been optimizing health and treating chronic diseases successfully for over ten years. We are the best and most trusted integrative medical practice in Washington, D.C. We care for you like family.
Our medical interventions and advanced testing provide you with the best therapies to suit your individual needs.


Call and speak to us today.


Call us at (202) 499-7535 to talk about the best option for you.

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90-120 Minute Initial

Health ConsultationN

With our doctors

Advanced Functional Medical Testing N

A deeper look within

Advanced Knowledge

of Nutrition N

Years of nutrition study

Minimal Side-Effects

of Treatment N

Minimally invasive treatment options not driven by pharmaceuticals

Doctor’s Dictate Treatment N

We treat people not insurance companies

5-20 MinutesN

On average with your doctor


Basic Conventional TestingN

Surface level

Minimal Knowledge of NutritionN

Nutrition as an elective

Moderate to Severe Side-Effects of TreatmentN

Numerous side-effects from pharmaceuticals

Insurance Dictates TreatmentN

Treatment based on insurance coverage

Family Practice. Family Owned.





90-120 Minute Initial Health ConsultationN

With our doctors

Advanced Functional Medicine TestingN

A deeper look within

Advanced Knowledge of NutritionN

Years of nutrion study

Minimal Side-Effects of TreatmentN

Minimally invasive treatement options not driven by pharmaceuticals

Doctor’s Dictate TreatmentN

We treat people, not insurance companies


5-20 MinutesN

On average with your doctor


Basic Conventional TestingN

Surface level

Minimal Knowledge of NutritionN

Nutrition as an elective

Moderate to Severe Side-Effects to TreatmentN

Numerous Side-Effects from pharmaceuticals

Insurance Dictates TreatmentN

Treatments based on insurance coverage