Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

"I began with Dr. Vreeland after 18 years of not feeling well and my symptoms getting worse. My symptoms included insomnia, diffuse joint pain, low energy at times, very bad constipation, bloating, and gastrointestinal distress. I was having headaches and vertigo as well. Also, I had gained weight and nothing I did helped me lose it. I tried lots of things with no success. Rheumatology wanted to put me on RA drugs and prednisone, but I was not comfortable with that approach so I sought Dr. Vreeland’s help. Dr. Vreeland ordered some tests including a test for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). It was positive so we began a protocol to eliminate the overgrowth, reduce the inflammation, and to help me lose weight. In just three and a half months my muscle and joint pain are greatly improved, as is my constipation. I am sleeping better, I have no other gastrointestinal symptoms, no headaches and no vertigo. My rheumatologist cannot believe the improvement in my blood work. She says she’s never seen anything like it! I’ve also been able to lose almost 20 pounds which I thought would never happen! I cant say how thrilled I am to be working with Dr. Vreeland who has finally zoned in on my issues where no other MD has been able and that I am feeling so much better without the use of potentially dangerous drugs!! He has helped my daughter too. We are both so thrilled!”

Donna Cauti


"I came to see Dr. Vreeland because I could not lose weight (despite running 3 days per week), trouble sleeping three to four times per week, hair loss, and unexplained diarrhea up to twice per month. I just didn’t feel like myself. At my first visit Dr. Vreeland took a careful history and ordered some laboratory testing, including a stool sample. We also discussed diet and he made some supplementation recommendations. The stool test showed I had inflammation in my GI tract in addition to bacterial overgrowth. With adjustments to the supplements, dietary changes, and changes to my exercise regime I am feeling so much better. I am sleeping at night. My gastrointestinal symptoms are better and I’ve lost 34 pounds! And all of this is just 6 months! I am finally feeling more like myself.”

Carolyn Greaves