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Saturday, 12 November 2011

Fertile Place Alcoholic Intestinal bacteria

Consumption of alcohol even though only in small amounts but every day can lead to small bowel bacterial growth or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (small intestine bacterial overgrowth) in excess and then cause gastrointestinal symptoms such as bloating, gas, constipation, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.

The study looked at charts of 198 patients who underwent lactulose hydrogen breath test (LHBT) to determine the presence of small intestine bacterial overgrowth. Found, that any alcohol consumption was significantly associated with the emergence of small intestine bacterial overgrowth. This indicates an increased risk of small intestine bacterial overgrowth is not associated with smoking or  heartburn ulcer disease.

Small intestinal bacterial growth is a condition in which no bacteria grew in the small intestine in a number of unusual or abnormal.

As a result, people with small intestinal bacterial growth may not be able to absorb excess nutrients enough to become malnourished.

In addition, the breakdown of nutrients by bacteria in the small intestine can produce gas and cause a change in bowel habits.

Research by Scott Gabbard, MD and colleagues at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Mayo Clinic is one of the first to see the relationship between alcohol consumption and small intestine bacterial overgrowth, as quoted by ScienceDaily, Wednesday (2 / 11).

The findings were presented at the American College of (ACG) Gastroenterology 76th Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington, DC.


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