In almost all digestive disorders, pancreatic function is diminished. Low amount and quality of the digestive pancreatic enzymes lead to indigestion. Non digested foods, which accumulate in the gut, are fermented by bacteria and yeast with producing a lot of the gases such as hydrogen and methane. Thanks to new technology (hydrogen breath test), doctors got more information about SIBO. SIBO is relatively new diagnose but is not new condition.Do you want to learn more? Read Full Article
European doctors have treated patients with excess gas, constant abdominal bloating and distension, diarrhea or constipation, and abdominal pain for the thousands of years. These symptoms are symptoms of the Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth. They called this condition as dyspepsia (from the Greek dys and pepsis “digestion”), also known as upset stomach or indigestion. Many non-drug methods of the treatment indigestion have developed for this time such as herbal remedies, healing diet, acupuncture, warm bath, abdominal massage, mineral supplementation, etc.
European doctors widely used from 18th century drinking healing mineral water for dyspepsia. Most popular and scientific researched is mineral water from thermal spring from Karlovy Vary; the small town in the Czech Republic. Drinking water from the spring, or drinking the water that prepared from the genuine Karlovy Vary spring salt alleviate symptoms of indigestion. It is hard to imagine that the first medical book about Karlovy Vary healing mineral water was written in 1522. After that, European doctors published many books and articles to prove the healing actions of this water. Some of these actions are:
• Normalizing acid-alkaline balance, decrease acidity of the bile and pancreatic juice
• Increasing producing and elimination of the bile
• Increasing amount and enhancing activity of the pancreatic digestive enzymes
• Repairing the damaged gut’s walls
• Normalizing the work of the sphincter of Oddi; the valve between bile and pancreatic ducts and duodenum
• Hydration the body
• Alleviating the chronic constipation
• Promoting the growth of the friendly intestinal flora
All these actions can promote the good digestion and can restore the proper mechanisms to keep the small intestine clean from bad bacteria, yeast, and parasites. Drinking water that prepared from genuine Karlovy Vary spring salt can be beneficial in all cases of the Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth, which accompany chronic pancreatitis, sphincter of Oddi dysfunction, gallbladder removal, surgeries on the upper part of the abdomen including bariatric surgery (weight-loss surgery), and multiple courses of the antibiotics, steroids, and chemotherapy.
Restoration of the proper balance between friendly intestinal flora and bad bacteria and yeasts is crucial for healing SIBO. To make an analogy, it is difficult to grow roses in the garden that is full of weeds, toxic chemicals, bugs, and rodents, in the garden without good soil and proper supply of the water and nutrients. Common sense, clinical observations, and medical researches tell us that instead of focusing only on destroying the infections, it is necessary also to re-establish all possible mechanisms that naturally control the growth of opportunistic infections in the gut, especially, restore the friendly intestinal flora. Whole body cleansing with colon hydrotherapy, healing diet, herbs, and restoration of the friendly intestinal flora by living probiotics is a good first step to recovery from the SIBO. It is critical to work with a knowledgeable, licensed medical provider.