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9Feb, 2018

What Bacteria Cause SIBO? Methane

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Archaea, such as Methanobrevibacter smithii are not actually bacteria at all, so perhaps methane based SIBO is not actually the right terminology for this type of overgrowth. Archaea are the predominant methane forming organisms in our digestive systems, but once thought to be bacteria, Archaea are actually prokaryotic organisms, that have features which do not resemble typical bacteria at all, so they have been reclassified from Archaebacteria to just Archaea in recent years. Although these ancient organisms are not the only methane producers in our intestines, with rivals like certain […]
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26Jan, 2018

What Bacteria Cause SIBO? Hydrogen

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The Major Players One of the biggest challenges with SIBO is that many bacteria that cause this condition are “normal” residents of our intestines. Bacteria such as Clostridium, E Coli or certain Streptococcus species are actually thought to be some of the most common contributors to SIBO, but because of impaired motility and other contributing factors mentioned above, these otherwise “healthy” bacteria are found to overgrow in the small intestine, resulting in SIBO. Table 1. Major Players associated with hydrogen based SIBO Streptococcus Escherichia coli Bacteroides Staphylococcus Clostridium Micrococcus Klebsiella […]
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