Dr Whitney Hayes | Treating SIBO And Other Digestive Disorders In Children

Dr. Whitney Hayes is a naturopathic physician and licensed acupuncturist located in Portland, OR. She has a great passion for treating imbalances in digestive health. She’s been treating patients for over 10 years with a focus on digestive disorders, including IBS, Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis, microscopic colitis and especially SIBO. Her favorite patients to treat are pediatric cases with digestive imbalances. She’s a member of the GastroANP and is currently volunteering her time with a group of other ND doctors on the GastroANP to write a board certification test for Naturopathic Gastroenterology. 

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In this episode we cover

  • How prevalent SIBO is in children
  • What the common drivers are
  • Symptoms and signs indicate that a child may be experiencing SIBO
  • The most common reason for bloating and what should be ruled out first
  • The main differences we need to be aware of when treating a child with SIBO in comparison to an adult
  • How well children respond to treatment
  • How we test for SIBO in children
  • If children experience a high relapse rate



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