IBS and SIBO is bloating. Although IBS also causes bloating, Dixon said: "With SIBO the bloating is higher up because it's in the small intestine which is above the large intestine so the bloating is right under the ribs. "In contrast, with IBS the bloating is further down due to the positioning of the large intestine.
On the bloating, Dixon added: "People tend to bloat very quickly after food, and it tends to be after carbohydrate rich foods. "Other symptoms of SIBO include nausea and acid reflux, these symptoms can get worse if a patient is diagnosed with IBS instead of SIBO. READ MORE: Paul Newman: Risk factors of the 'horrible' disease that killed actorSince there could be thousands of patients who have been misdiagnosed with the wrong condition, Express.
co. uk asked what the ramifications could be regarding potential complications of leaving SIBO untreated. Dixon said untreated SIBO "can cause systemic issues because SIBO causes inflammation, the gut bacteria become imbalanced and when you've got inflammation in the gut, that disrupts the immune system in the gut which leads to inflammation so it can lead to joint disorders or neurological disorders".
As a result, an untreated SIBO can affect overall health by reducing the strength of the immune system overall. Fortunately, although SIBO is much less well known than other conditions, there are still treatments available on the NHS to help patients.Read more on msn.com