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Dysbiosis & Stool Testing: Klebsiella Overgrowth Spotlight

dysbiosis Nov 19, 2020
 

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? 

  1. Do you get stomach bugs?
  2. Do you have chronic diarrhea or constipation?
  3. Do you notice that you have brain fog?
  4. Do you have gas, bloating and abdominal discomfort most days?
  5. Do you notice that you have intolerance to carbohydrates, especially beans and fibre? 
  6. Do you have low energy most days?
  7. Do you feel depressed or anxious?
  8. Do you have chronic sinus congestion?
  9. Do you have itching in the vagina, anus, or other mucosal membranes?
  10. Do you have chronic bad breath?

 

These are all clues that can help guide you towards the next steps: testing and treatment.

 

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