SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) is a relatively common condition that occurs when there is an overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine.
This overgrowth of bacteria can lead to various symptoms, including bloating, gas, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and weight loss.
SIBO is usually caused by an imbalance in the gut flora, which is the natural bacteria that live in the gastrointestinal tract.
This can be due to a number of things, including certain medical conditions, medications, and dietary changes.
SIBO is often difficult to diagnose because it can mimic other gastrointestinal disorders. Treatment typically involves antibiotics and probiotics. Some people with SIBO may also need to follow a special diet.