Nowadays, many frequently experience symptoms like abdominal pain, burping, bloating, diarrhea, abdominal swelling (distension), flatulence, and indigestion. But, what is causing this? The answer is not so simple.
An unhealthy gut can cause all of the symptoms above. A healthy gut can be supported by eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. These foods are considered prebiotics, which feed the “good” bacteria in our gut, known as probiotics.
However, when a gut-healthy diet fails to improve these symptoms over time, something else may be going on. A doctor can work with you to identify conditions like Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, or Irritable Bowel Syndrome, which require other treatments.
If these conditions have been proven to not be present, a breath test may be recommended to test for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). Swipe through to learn more!
If you have concerns about your gut health or are interested in a hydrogen breath test, our Registered Dietitian can help! Call to book today.