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  1. This is 100% inaccurate. Let me break it down for the 4 people who have been misinformed
    Small intestine bacterial overgrowth (i'll abbreviate SIBO) is an increased number of non-native and native bacterial in the small intestine. SIBO is caused by anything that slows down the gut (strictures, diabetes, scleroderma, ESRD, AIDS, cirrhosis, advanced age). This slowing of the gut allows for bacterial over growth. The symptoms are bloating, cramping, diarrhea, excessive flatulence, weight loss, and anemia. It is diagnosed with endoscopic aspiration and finding greater than 10^5 organisms or by glucose breath hydrogen testing. It is treated with 7-10 day course of antibiotics, abstinence of meds that slow down the gut (narcotics), increased fiber intake, and promotile agents such as metclopromide. Hope this sheds some light on this misconceived video.

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