Here at New York Integrative Rheumatology we pay a lot of attention to a gut health and do a specific testing to determine whether you might have a pathogenic bacteria or fungus overgrowth. Growing evidence shows that the gut microbes is important in supporting the epithelial barrier and therefore plays a key role in the regulation of environmental factors that enter the body. It is hypothesized that modulating the gut microbes can serve as a potential method for regulating intestinal permeability and may help to alter the course of autoimmune diseases in susceptible individuals.
We also want to know if you might have a condition called small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). SIBO is commonly presented as abdominal discomfort. bloating. gas pain, indigestion and food intolerance and can be a trigger of autoimmune disease. Should you have symptoms suggesting gut dysbiosis we will test you and treat you since gut health has a direct correlation with the health of Immune system.