...What are small intestinal bacteria overgrowth symptoms?
The symptoms of SIBO include:
Abdominal bloating and distension
When the overgrowth is severe and prolonged, the bacteria may interfere with the digestion and the absorption of food, so that deficiencies of vitamins and minerals may develop.
Patients may also lose weight. Patients with SIBO sometimes also report symptoms that are unrelated to the gastrointestinal tract, such as body aches or fatigue.
The symptoms of SIBO tend to be chronic.
A typical patient with SIBO can experience symptoms that fluctuate in intensity over months, years or even decades before a diagnosis is made....