It is estimated that the global prevalence of IBS is 11%.
The most common cause of IBS is small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)—in fact, a whopping 60-80% of IBS is due to this common condition, totaling a possible 500 million people worldwide.
Many of the cases remain undiagnosed but patients are actively searching for answers online. According to Google, Australians seem to be at the leading edge of this search for information on SIBO- second only to the USA.
Though SIBO awareness is growing, generally, there is a lot of misinformation as to the proper diagnosis, treatment, and management of SIBO.
SIBO is a complex condition with a relapse rate of greater than 60%. The cause of relapse can be multifocal, meaning that in many cases it is caused by an underlying driver and failure to identify and properly treat this cause can lead to a revolving door of treatment for many patients.
In this webinar, Dr Jacobi will cover the common underlying factors, proper breath testing assessment and interpretation, and summarise treatment options.
- Understand the complexity of SIBO and it’s underlying causes
- Learn about breath testing and its usefulness in the diagnosis of SIBO
- Understand different gases produced in SIBO and their effect
- Effective treatment strategies for SIBO