What is SIBO?
Have you considered small intestine bacteria overgrowth (SIBO) as a possible explanation for your digestive discomfort? The latest research is showing that up to 80% of people with IBS, have SIBO!
Under normal circumstances, most of our gut bacteria live in our large intestine and our small intestine is relatively sterile. But bacteria can also increase in numbers in our small intestine and small intestine bacteria overgrowth (SIBO) develops.
SIBO Testing Australia
SIBO Breath Testing Melbourne
Providers of SIBO Testing in Australia include
- Monash University (at home, onsite (Box Hill)) – RECOMMENDED
- GastroLab (at home, onsite)
- SIBOTest.com (at home only)
- Nutripath (at home only)
- RNLabs (at home only)
To get the complete picture of bacterial overgrowth, testing using lactulose and glucose is recommended. At Fairfield Nutrition, we make use of Monash University’s service as it is economical (around $170 and Monash University are experienced in this field as developers of the Low-FODMAP diet).