Klebsiella pneumoniae is a gram negative bacteria that can be found normally in the gut flora. Sometimes it is elevated on a stool test which is relevant since it has been found to be associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), an autoimmune cause of joint pain and swelling.
Klebsiella overgrowth is a type of dysbiosis in the colon.
So, what are the symptoms?
Do You Have Dysbiosis?
- Do you get stomach bugs?
- Do you have chronic diarrhea or constipation?
- Do you notice that you have brain fog?
- Do you have gas, bloating and abdominal discomfort most days?
- Do you notice that you have intolerance to carbohydrates, especially beans and fibre?
- Do you have low energy most days?
- Do you feel depressed or anxious?
- Do you have chronic sinus congestion?
- Do you have itching in the vagina, anus, or other mucosal membranes?
- Do you have chronic bad breath?
These are all clues that can help guide you towards the next steps: testing and treatment.