What Causes SIBO?
Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) implies a rapid increase in the general bacterial population in the small intestine. SIBO often results when a disease or surgical procedure slows the passage of food and waste items in the digestion tract, creating a breeding ground for bacteria. The excess bacteria typically cause diarrhea and may trigger weight loss and malnutrition. Learn about the cause of SIBO in this video.