Living with chronic intestinal problems can be a difficult and frustrating journey. Not only can it affect a person’s quality of life, but it can also lead to further health issues. People who suffer from chronic intestinal problems are often concerned about the potential for overgrowth of bacteria and fungi in the small and large intestines, such as SIBO and SIFO.
When gut health took over Sarah’s life, she was a young mom and started to have what she considered “stomach issues.” Her bloating and discomfort continued to worsen. She had spoken with her doctor at her postpartum visit about her recent stomach concerns but felt like it was blown over. The doctor suggested that it could be related to the recent changes with having a baby or that perhaps she wasn’t getting enough nutrients since becoming a new mom. The doctor stressed the importance of self-care after having a baby to the new mom. Sarah left the appointment feeling frustrated and unheard, doubting that just being a busy mom was the source of her issues.