Zahrah (7 years old) traveled with her parents to the Goldberg Clinic from Ontario, Canada in January of 2018. She was diagnosed medically with Ulcerative Colitis. Her Gastroenterologist prescribed Prednisone but her condition worsened over time.
Since coming to the Goldberg Clinic in January of 2018, Zahrah's parents report over 75% improvement in her condition. She is drug free and her HsCRP (inflammatory marker) has normalized. Watch the video interview with Zahrah and her parents to the left.
See before/after labs below.
Before/After Laboratory Studies
HsCRP is a marker of systemic inflammation commonly elevated in patients with Ulcerative Colitis and other autoimmune disorders. A normal HsCRP reading is less than 3.0 and ideally less than 1.0. Zahrah's initial result was elevated at 4.0. Her current level is 0.3 which is excellent (see report below).
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 Zahrah's case as part of her 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.
Zahrah's initial test result (below and left) revealed a severe bacterial overgrowth. This contributed to digestive disturbances, inflammation and autoimmunity in her case. The new test result (below and right) is normal which is consistent with the many positive changes seen in Zahrah's overall health and function since coming to the Goldberg Clinic.