SIBO: Small Intestinal Bowel Overgrowth

August 24, 2018
Hosted by Susan Downs, MD

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Episode Description

SIBO is a common GI problem throughout the world. Many of us have it but don't know they have it. Symptoms can include bloating, diarrhea, constipation pain, burping, flatulance, fatigue, food sensitivities, depression, anxiety, and it can result in a leaky gut. SIBO is caused by bacteria that are normally in the large intestine to be dislocated in the small intestine. There are many causes including protein pump inhibitors (antacids ). Fifty percent of PPI users have SIBO after one year) Risk factors that increase the chances of getting SIBO include drugs, stress, genentics and surgeries. The program will discuss how to diagnose SIBO, how to live with SIBO, how to repair the damage, and recommended diets.

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Susan Downs, MD

Dr. Susan is boarded in Integrative Medicine and in Psychiatry, is a certified IFM practitioner and certified in the American Academy of Antiaging Medicine. She works at the University of California, San Francisco and is on the Psychiatry Consultant Registry (UK). She has Masters Degrees in engineering from MIT and Stanford and a Masters in Public Health from Loma Linda Medical Center.

Based between San Francisco and Bloomsbury (London), she is the president of the cutting edge, Silicon Valley Health Institute (SVHI), has worked in ten countries and studied many healing modalities. Previously, she worked for the NHS in the UK, was an assistant professor at INSEAD (European School for Business Administration), and was a foreign service officer managing alternative energy projects in Asia. She is also a film-maker with two multi award winning films on health. Her interests include medicine, economics, spirituality and making the world a better place.

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