Case Study: Crohn's Disease | November 2016
Viriato came to the Goldberg Clinic in July 2016 with a Medical diagnosis of Crohn's Disease. His Gastroenterologist prescribed Remicaide, Entyvio and 6MP to suppress his symptoms but his condition gradually worsened over time. Viriato reports 80% improvement in his overall health since beginning care at the Goldberg Clinic.
Click play to the left to watch the video interview with Viriato.
BEFORE/AFTER LAB WORK: Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth
Small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a common gastrointestinal disorder that often underlies chronic gastrointestinal symptoms of mal-digestion and malabsorption, including bloating, gas, diarrhea, irregularity, and abdominal pain. It is frequently associated with allergic, autoimmune, and gastrointestinal disorders including Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn's/Colitis).
A Bacterial Overgrowth Test was conducted in Viriato's case as part of his evaluation. The test is performed by taking breath samples over a two hour period. Elevations in hydrogen and methane gas in the breath are indicative of bacterial overgrowth and fermentation in the gastrointestinal tract.
Viriato's initial test result (below and left) revealed a severe bacterial overgrowth. This contributed to digestive disturbances, inflammation and autoimmunity in his case. His new test (below and right) shows substantial improvement which is consistent with the many positive changes he reports in his overall health since coming to the Goldberg Clinic.