A very interesting article which seems to have a deeper understanding of hypothyroidism than we usually see in academic papers.
Year : 2014 | Volume : 18 | Issue : 3 | Page : 307-309
Link between hypothyroidism and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth
Anant D Patil
Freelance Consultant, Medical Communication and Training, India
Date of Web Publication3-May-2014
Altered gastrointestinal (GI) motility is seen in many pathological conditions. Reduced motility is one of the risk factors for development of a small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). Hypothyroidism is associated with altered GI motility. The aim of this article was to study the link between hypothyroidism, altered GI motility and development of SIBO. Published literature was reviewed to study the association of altered GI motility, SIBO and hypothyroidism. Altered GI motility leads to SIBO. SIBO is common in patients with hypothyroidism. Patients with chronic GI symptoms in hypothyroidism should be evaluated for the possibility of SIBO. Both antibiotics and probiotics have been studied and found to be effective in management of SIBO.
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