Can sibo cause burning in stomach?
If you’re experiencing a burning sensation in the stomach, you may be wondering what could be causing it. One possibility is small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). But what exactly is SIBO, and how does it cause burning in the stomach? Let’s dive into this topic with humor and sarcasm!
What even is SIBO?
Let’s start from the very beginning (cue Sound of Music soundtrack).
You know how your gastrocolic reflex sends everyone running to the bathroom after drinking their morning coffee? It turns out that same process can contribute to a whole host of stomach problems.
Small intestine bacterial overgrowth occurs when there are too many bacteria living high up in our digestive system. Normally, these bacteria concentrate at other lower parts such as large intestines or colon but some malicious little bastards like to go rogue!
When this happens, they can create inflammation that causes pain and discomfort. So if you’re feeling a burn-y sensation down there without any spicy food intervention – that might just be your suspect #1.
How Does SIBO Cause Burning Sensation?
Since we’re talking about small intestines here, think tiny tentacles everywhere- basically long microscopic fingers taking all nutrients from digested food particles for absorption by body cells.
What else do those long dexterous gross tentacles soak up besides nutrients though? Well according to certain annoying critters’ agenda-bacteria ! Over time will lead manufacturing gas which creates pressure throughout- leading to an arsenal full of troublesome symptoms such as bloating or heartburn woe .
Therefore, If someone has bacterial buildup caused by sibo , Digestive processes get haywire . You feel bloated-experience indigestion-but hold tight-that’s not enough my friend: those bacteria then invite themselves over for dinner – digesting part of our food before we’re ready to & leaving waste which inflames the tissues leading to burning pain as our insides go “AHHHHHH”.
Bacteria living in harmony with your gut biome? Cool. Bacteria throwing a kegger and making everything terrible? Not so cool.
How Do You Know If You Have SIBO?
It’s easy(that’s what they all say ). Just kidding–its definitely not that easy!
SIBO is diagnosed through an invasive process called small intestine aspiration. In this procedure, a tube is inserted down your throat into the small intestine , where fluid samples are collected and analyzed for bacteria count( I’m guessing it doesn’t make you feel like sitting on a warm beach while having mojitos).
If you’re looking for less invasive ways of identifying SIBO, there are other tests available such as breath test – but even these generally require you to undergo some level of fasting because clear communication between both doctor-patient during evaluation is necessary.
So now that we’ve found those problematic critters –how do we send them running back home?
The most common form of treatment involves taking antibiotics ,(but then again antibiotics seem like medicine made from macaroni products ,let’s just hope they work)
Unfortunately, Antibiotics may sometimes kill off good guys with bad(bring two coffins ), which might only add more baggage when healing .
That said, given no significant improvements post-treatment or recurring symptoms indicate second round (UGH!) may be necessary -adding yet another layer of complexity . But don’t let hiccups discourage(denial>egos anyday )- Eating healthy foods low in fermentable carbs-Low FODMAP diet can help starve excessive bacterial growth out.
However, it’s important not to underestimate self-care: managing stress levels-getting enough sleep-relaxation techniques-for easing up digestive issues remaining after medication termination.
If you’re experiencing symptoms of SIBO such as burning in the stomach ,seeking medical advice and right guidance can help. Don’t just self-diagnose without sufficient knowledge, since digestive issues a dangerous slippery slope down the rabbit hole(SPOILER ALERT: It gets worse). Remember, doctors have years of experience studying everything to do with including small intestine bacterial overgrowth so if there’s anything they know – Its treating cranky insides! (major role model)
On that note–if home remedies are not helping–it’s high time for an appointment- who knows maybe another round antibiotics won’t be necessary this time(fingers crossed)