Right now the SIBO Testing and Treatment Clinic is offering SIBO kits at a cost of $140 CAD each. Find out more below!
Are you suffering with a digestive problem – bloating, stomach cramps, heartburn or irregular bowel function? Thought about SIBO? …. perhaps now is the time to consider a test!
Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a syndrome characterized by the atypical growth of bacteria in the small intestine and it just got easier to test than ever! SIBO is a common disorder that is thought to affect between 3-30% of the general population, and is strongly associated with many digestive and other health related concerns.
Bacteria in the small intestine, in the presence of certain dietary sugars, ferment these sugars into gas. It is these gases that can cause the uncomfortable symptoms of bloating, cramps and irritable bowels.
Once the diagnosis of SIBO is made, it often takes some simple treatments to resolve the bacterial overgrowth, so you can get your life back!
A Little More About the SIBO Test
Bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine predominately produces 2 gases, hydrogen, and methane. Excess production of hydrogen gas is the most common form of SIBO and levels of hydrogen gas measured in some people can be very high, contributing to most of the symptoms of SIBO. Methane gas production from bacteria called methanogens is the second most common form of SIBO. Methane based SIBO is very strongly correlated to “sluggish bowels” or constipation, and methane gas is thought to disrupt motility in the small and large intestine.
These gases are what SIBO testing measures. The gases are stimulated by a sugar substrate called lactulose. When lactulose is swallowed, this sugar starts to ferment in your tummy, causing the gases to be produced which can be measured using a gas measuring device called a GC (Gas Chromatographer). Once you determine the amount and place where the gas is being produced treatment may be administered to help reduce or resolve the gas and fix your tummy!
Breath testing is the simplest, easiest and most cost-effective way to determine if you have SIBO. It is non-invasive and you can even perform the test at home. All you have to do is fast for 12 hours, drink a solution and breathe into a collection device. The lab then analyzes the samples for the presence of methane and hydrogen gas and provides you with a clear report indicating the presence of SIBO or not.
Sound Interesting? How do you get your kit for $140 CAD plus shipping.
All you have to do is like our facebook page and click on this link. Fill out our online request, and mention SIBO SALE – $140 in the subject title, provide your contact information in the message and we will call you with the details of how to get your kit. Calls are returned Monday through Thursday during regular business hours. Easy as that.