My digestive system has become weak and I have lost a lot of weight(constant now). I am not able to gain weight. I had all the possible tests done(tTG,colonoscopy, endoscopy, thyroid, diabetes,biopsy and many more) except hydrogen breath test. Although, I have taken rifaximin several times(250mg, 400mg and 550 mg for 14 days ) with no improvement at all. Can we cure SIBO without any medicines? I know that our body flushes out and cleans intestines every two hours. Also, what can be the reason for my health. P.S. My symptoms are Brain Fog, Mild Constipation, Gas(especially in head).
Doctor Answers (1) on SIBO(Bacterial Overgrowth
These symptoms are often recurrent. Rifaximin therapy may need to be continued for longer. Patients also often need psychological counselling to sort out the stress that the illness causes and any other underlying stress. Continue follow up with a single gastroenterologist (of your choice). Treatment can take many months.
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