Could Your Digestive Symptoms Related to Tick Borne Infections?

Could Your Digestive Symptoms Related to Tick Borne Infections?

More and more people are suffering from gastrointestinal issues in the United States. In fact, 60-70 million people have diagnosable digestive disorders; over a quarter million people die from GI diseases (including cancer) every year; and there are over 100 million outpatient visits every year to gastroenterologists

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Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth: SIBO and IBS: What’s the Buzz About?

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth: SIBO and IBS: What’s the Buzz About?

The latest acronym in the alphabet soup of medicine is SIBO or “Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth”.  SIBO is now considered the leading cause of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), affecting 1 in 5 Americans. 

Abdominal bloating, gas and cramping, along with intermittent constipation and/or diarrhea are the leading symptoms of IBS. Long considered a “waste basket” diagnosis, patients have been told there’s nothing to do for IBS but take an anti-depressant. While these symptoms can be depressing...

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