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Sun, Jan 5 3:37pm · Small Intestine Bacteria Overgrowth (SIBO) in Digestive Health

There are many pages online that purport to describe the symptoms of SIBO. One of the potential symptoms (I can report from my own research) that is missing is the feeling of lightheadedness about 2 hours after eating a meal. This is almost certainly the food being fermented by the mass of bacteria in the small intestine and the resulting d-lactic acid, and other products of fermentation including alcohol, circulating in the bloodstream and affecting the brain. I’m wondering how many of us have experienced this.
Another issue I’ve been looking at is the difference between SIBO and LEAKY GUT, in terms of symptoms. It may be the case that the latter has a greater/unique tendency to produce muscle soreness. Can anyone support this theory through experience?

Sun, Jan 5 3:23pm · What are the best ways to manage Gout? Diet ideas welcome in Bones, Joints & Muscles

There seems to be no discussion of gout, in spite of it being a widespread problem that is not fully understood, particularly in its milder form. Any fellow sufferers among us?

Dec 15, 2019 · Digestion affecting heart rhythm in Digestive Health

Hi jadillow. Have a look at healthline.com, and get page ‘Chest Pain and GERD.’ The answer to your question is ‘yes’ but, of course, all chest pain should be professionally assessed.

Dec 10, 2019 · Crohn’s disease and PSC - Questions about medication in Digestive Health

Hi meggie. In an earlier contribution to this group I related that I am taking no meds – just managing my Crohns entirely by diet. I want/need to say that I did not take this route until after I had been on prescribed meds for approximately one year, and changed regimen while slowly cutting back the meds. I didn’t reject the meds because I have no faith in their efficacy – they do work well for most people. But I didn’t fancy the risk of the, possible, long term side effects, which the dietary approach avoids. And, the case studies of the dietary approach did seem to show a high success rate. It certainly has worked for me. What I am saying is, that, for most newly diagnosed patients there is no need to be scared of the prescribed meds, so long as you are closely monitored – they did relieve my symptoms and they gave me time to research Crohns and it’s management. It was when I learned the recurrence rate with patients on meds that I believed there was something missing in the drugs approach – and that was a serious alteration in our diet. I knew that the drugs would always be there if I were to have a relapse so I reckoned the dietary route would be worth trying. I have to say also that I worked with the approval, and in the full knowledge, of my doctor and consultant. There are many patients who have survived well on meds for a long time and ongoing research may well throw up new, less risky, meds, so if you do stick to management with drugs there may be little reason to worry about adverse outcomes. The determining factor will be how you respond to the present meds and how much successful self-management you can find for your personal Crohns. I wish you good luck.

Dec 10, 2019 · Digestion affecting heart rhythm in Digestive Health

May I ask, jadillow – where, precisely, is the pain?

Dec 10, 2019 · Digestion affecting heart rhythm in Digestive Health

Thanks jadillow. It seems we are demonstrating something that is not generally mentioned by gastroenterologists or cardiologists. Perhaps a consultant in Mayo could comment on this symptom. ??. Could our moderator enquire for us?