Dr. Michael Ruscio, DC is a clinician, Naturopathic Practitioner, clinical researcher, author, and adjunct professor at the University of Bridgeport. His work has been published in peer-reviewed medical journals and he speaks at conferences around the globe.
In a study conducted to determine the remission rate of SIBO using either the antibiotic rifaximin or herbals in a gastroenterology practice, results show that herbal therapies are at least as effective as rifaximin for resolution of SIBO by Lactulose Breath Test.
“Herbals also appear to be as effective as triple antibiotic therapy for SIBO rescue therapy for rifaximin non-responders.”
An elemental diet is highly effective in normalizing an abnormal Lactulose Breath Test (LBT) in IBS subjects, with a accompanying improvement in clinical symptoms. 80% of the participants had a normal LBT on day 15 of the elemental diet. Some participants continued to 21 days and the result of that group was five additional participants normalized the breath test (85%).
In patients who demonstrate a deficiency of migrating motor complex and suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) it was found that Tegaserod significantly prevents the recurrence of IBS symptoms after antibiotic treatment compared to erythromycin or no prevention.
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