Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism

REVIEW ARTICLE
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

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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.


How to cite this article:
Patil AD. Link between hypothyroidism and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth.Indian J Endocr Metab 2014;18:307-309


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Patil AD. Link between hypothyroidism and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Indian J Endocr Metab [serial online] 2014 [cited 2019 Aug 24 ];18:307-309
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