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Scott Adams

I may have small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)

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For years I've had Restless Leg Syndrome, and the more I read about it the more I see that it's tied to gut health, and especially SIBO (this link required a login, and it is a small study):

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/914343

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While the study is ongoing and recruitment just beginning, the researchers found SIBO in all 7 RLS patients studied to date.

I've asked my doctor to be tested for it, and am looking into the best treatment options just in case.

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3 hours ago, Scott Adams said:

I think there is a breath test, and a stool test. Not sure which they will want to do.

Scott, here is a good resource on the various tests for SIBO.

https://www.siboinfo.com/testing1.html

I hope this is helpful but it is not medical advise.

Posterboy,

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Scott,

6 hours ago, Scott Adams said:

For years I've had Restless Leg Syndrome, and the more I read about it the more I see that it's tied to gut health, and especially SIBO (this link required a login, and it is a small study):

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/914343

I've asked my doctor to be tested for it, and am looking into the best treatment options just in case.

Check into your iron levels that have been tied to RLS....my mom  had this when she got older.

Here is a nice johns hopkins university overview on the theory of their connection association.

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/neurology_neurosurgery/centers_clinics/restless-legs-syndrome/what-is-rls/causes.html

I might post/explain more latter but this is a good start and here is a nice reference work/comprehensive review on SIBO and the various complications that can occur with SIBO. ..if you (or others reading this thread) want to study up on all the clinical presentations of SIBO.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3099351/

You might find some similarities.

Here is their table 3

Table 3

"Clinical Manifestations of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

Weight loss

Steatorrhea

Vitamin/mineral deficiency

— Fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K)

— Vitamin B12

— Iron

Vitamin excess

— Folate

Hypoproteinemia/hypoalbuminemia

Decreased xylose absorption"

It is me again. Note Iron deficiency is on that list... and would/could explain the SIBO/Iron Deficiency (IDA) ...RLS connection that happens when someone develops SIBO as an official diagnsosi.

I hope this is helpful but it is not medical advise.

Posterboy,

 

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