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Gut bacteria and fatigue

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 26, 2012 at 2:38 AM

As soon as I have started taking antibiotics for SIBO my fatigue is suddenly gone. I feel very energetic - I have not felt like this for years.

What exactly the unwanted gut bacteria in small intestines is doing to cause fatigue and all other symptoms?

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on February 26, 2013
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so fasting would not help kill off the bacteria?

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on November 26, 2012
at 08:20 PM

Interesting, I have a history of both under eating and gut problems, so I believe it.

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at 02:22 PM

Thanks. By the way, for your research, the bacterial overgrowth is common in people who diet/starve/anorexic. We are what our gut eats :)

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at 03:54 AM

Glad to hear you're feeling energetic by the way!

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A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3

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on November 26, 2012
at 03:54 AM

My guess is that a big part of it is bacteria (particularly endotoxin from gram negatives) getting into the blood stream and increasing inflammatory cytokines, particularly TNF-a.

I've been doing research on intestinal bacteria these days and continue to be amazed by the number of diseases which can and usually do seem to begin in the gut.

A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3

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on November 26, 2012
at 08:20 PM

Interesting, I have a history of both under eating and gut problems, so I believe it.

A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3

(12682)

on November 26, 2012
at 03:54 AM

Glad to hear you're feeling energetic by the way!

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on November 26, 2012
at 02:22 PM

Thanks. By the way, for your research, the bacterial overgrowth is common in people who diet/starve/anorexic. We are what our gut eats :)

3b031bce7c181c10452ee202e2b54dc6

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on February 26, 2013
at 03:57 AM

so fasting would not help kill off the bacteria?

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