The SIBO is the acronym for the syndrome bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine, which is a disease that is in vogue in recent years and is characterized by a series of symptoms and signs that are shared with many other gastrointestinal diseases.
In SIBO, an excessive proliferation of bacteria occurs in the small intestine. It is estimated that under normal conditions the amount of bacteria in the small intestine is low, being very high in the large intestine or colon.
The prevalence of this disease in the population is not known exactly. Several studies have estimated that between 2.5% and 22% of the population has bacterial overgrowth.
What conditions predispose to the appearance of SIBO?
There are conditions that predispose to the appearance of bacterial overgrowth.
Among the anatomical conditions we have any change in the structure of the digestive system, for example, of surgical origin (surgeries to lose weight or bariatric, previous surgeries in the intestine and colon, in addition to stenosis or narrowing of the intestine, diverticula and fistulas).
Those conditions that