Small Intestinal Fungal Overgrowth (SIFO): How Modern Medicine Can Help

Small Intestinal Fungal Overgrowth (SIFO) is a condition characterized by an overgrowth of fungi, particularly Candida, in the small intestine. At Modern Medicine, we take a functional medicine approach to address SIFO and offer comprehensive stool testing to provide valuable insights into your gut health.

What’s The Culprit?

Candida, a type of yeast, is a common culprit behind SIFO. This yeast naturally inhabits our digestive system, but an overgrowth can occur due to factors like antibiotic use, a diet high in refined carbohydrates and sugar, stress, and weakened immune function. Foods like dairy, sugar, beer, wine, yeast, and bread can contribute to the proliferation of Candida, making them potential triggers for SIFO.

Common Symptoms

Recognizing the symptoms of SIFO is crucial for early intervention. Common symptoms may include digestive issues like bloating, gas, diarrhea, or constipation, as well as fatigue, brain fog, recurrent yeast infections, and skin problems like eczema or rashes. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it may be time to consider stool testing to uncover the root cause.


Our stool testing services at Modern Medicine can provide valuable insights into the presence of Candida and other fungal overgrowth in your small intestine. By analyzing your stool samples, we can assess the levels of Candida and identify any imbalances in your gut microbiome that may be contributing to SIFO.

Personalized Treatment Plan

Once we have a clear understanding of your gut health status, we can develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to address SIFO. This may include dietary modifications to eliminate trigger foods like sugars and refined carbohydrates, as well as targeted supplementation to rebalance your gut microbiome and support immune function.

Additionally, we’ll work with you to address any underlying factors that may be predisposing you to SIFO, such as chronic stress or addressing root causes that can contribute to medication use. Our goal is to not only alleviate your current symptoms but also prevent future recurrences of SIFO and promote long-term gut health.

Don’t let SIFO hold you back from living your best life. Schedule a stool test at Modern Medicine today and take the first step towards reclaiming your gut health. Our functional medicine approach combined with comprehensive testing can provide the answers and support you need to overcome SIFO and thrive.

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