How common is SIBO?
A recent analysis of 1,534 people we have helped at humanpeople revealed that 54% of our users have significant intestinal problems. If you think you may have SIBO and want to get tested, you can take our SIBO questionnaire and find out. more about SIBO testing here.
This group not only suffers from intestinal problems, but also from significant non-digestive problems. Of these:
- 64% reported significant fatigue and tiredness
- 43% had brain fog
- 54% a significant reduction in libido.
Energy levels are in the doldrums. Hives, sinusitis, joint pain, soft tissue injuries, eczema, rosacea, and weight gain are common. Most people have lived with this problem for years, even decades, without knowing that it can be fixed.
Many have suffered even more significant health problems: 5.4% reported being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, compared to 1-2% of the normal population, and 5.1% have fibromyalgia.
What do they have in common? They all have a condition called SIBO, which is caused by an overgrowth of bacteria in the (almost) sterile mucus of the small intestine. A report from the University of Lincoln published in Nature estimated that about half of people with IBS actually have SIBO.
If you think you might have SIBO