Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth: case studies
The three cases:
Case Study 1: Mr S is a 48-year-old male, with a history of a Nissan fundoplication and GORD, presenting with ongoing belching/bloating, He is otherwise fit and healthy. Alison describes her assessment of Mr S, including an explanation of her interpretation of breath test results. Alison identifies that Mr S has SIBO and describes the dietary management and her progress.
Case Study 2: Miss M is a 28 year old female, who was diagnosed with fructose malabsorption several years ago, post traveling overseas and having several bouts of gastroenteritis. She is experiencing increasing food intolerances and is also presenting with concerns around weight gain. Alison describes her assessment of Miss M, including an explanation of her interpretation of breath test results. Alison identifies that Miss M has SIBO and describes the dietary management.
Case study 3: Mrs M is a 45 year old female with a hx of bowel cancer (splenectomy and 14cms of descending colon removed in 2017) who was referred by her surgeon to have breath testing for fructose,lactose and sorbitol due to ongoing bloating and constipation. She was then referred to Alison for dietary management. Alison describes her assessment of Mrs M, including an explanation of her interpretation of breath test results. Alison identifies that Mrs M has SIBO and describes the dietary management thus far.
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About the Presenter
Alison Stewart has been practising as a dietitian for 25 years. She has mostly worked in private practice, collaborating with GP’s, gastroenterologists, diabetes educators, aged care facilities, exercise physiologists and psychologists.
Alison found some of her clients diagnosed with FODMAP intolerances did not improve with conventional dietetic strategies. She has investigated the management of SIBO and begun incorporating treatments in her clients using a more functional medicine approach.
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