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Since 1999, Dr Patrick Giammarise, DC, founder of the Digestion Relief Center, has helped North State residents by using a whole-body systems approach to health. He specializes in natural relief for food and environmental sensitivities, intolerances and digestive problems.


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Belching, Burping and Bloating? MAYBE IT’S SIBO


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f you find that you are belching, burping, bloating, or feel as if you have a ball stuck in your throat that you can’t swallow, you may have SIBO.


What’s SIBO? This


is the acronym that doctors use for Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth. While it’s perfectly normal to have bacteria in our small intestine, we sometimes get excessive amounts of bacteria in the small intestine, which ferment food and cause excessive gas and bloating.


In mild cases of SIBO, you may experience bloating only after meals. In moderate cases you may experience


constipation, diarrhea, or the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. In severe cases, people with SIBO may have malabsorption and become anemic, develop chronic diarrhea, and lose weight.


What Causes SIBO? Overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine has several causes. One cause is low stomach acid. Besides helping digest food, stomach acid acts as a disinfectant and can prevent harmful bacteria from making themselves at home in your gut. Unfortunately, millions of Americans are placing themselves at risk for getting SIBO by taking antacids and acid-blocking drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) such as Prilosec, Omeprazole, and Nexium. While you may get relief from your heartburn, the side effect is a altered mircrobiome that wreaks havoc with your digestive process.


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