30 Jun Link between hypothyroidism and SIBO
Altered small intestinal motility increases the risk of developing small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). Hypothyroidism is known to alter small intestinal motility. This research conducted in India evaluated the link and found that patients with hypothyroidism have a high propensity to develop SIBO. The researchers used the hydrogen breath test to detect SIBO. Fortunately, both antibiotics and probiotics can effectively manage the symptoms of SIBO.
Ref: Indian J. Endocrinol Metab. 2014 May
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