Instagram famous fitness model reveals the shock reason behind her nasty bloating after a series of tests failed to find the cause
- Model Emily Skye has been diagnosed with small intestinal bacterial overgrowth
- The Instagram star revealed she is on the right track in different health woes
- The mother-of-one often shares images or herself bloating out on social media
Fitness model Emily Skye has revealed the horrifying reason behind her nasty bloating.
The Gold Coast woman had blood tests, breath tests, a colonoscopy and stool tests when her fit and active lifestyle did nothing to ease the swelling in her stomach.
The 34-year-old mother has now been diagnosed with small intestinal bacterial overgrowth.
The condition involves bacteria from other parts of the gut growing in the small intestine, and causes parasites the stomach.
Emily Skye (pictured) had blood tests, breath tests, colonoscopy and stool tests when fit and active lifestyle did not ease the intense bloating she was feeling
She also has too much of the Lactobacillus strain – typically considered 'good' gut bacteria.
'It's a great feeling to know I'm on the right track to getting my gut healthy again. It may take a long time though – could take a year or so – which is hard since I am a bit impatient, especially about my health, 'she posted to Instagram on Monday.
"I'm working on getting rid of the parasites and balancing my good and bad bacteria in my belly."
Emily shared her health to help any of her followers who may have been experiencing similar issues.
She also wanted to advise others not to copy her current, low carb and high fat, diet.
'It's very boring – it's not healthy. It isn't something I would recommend for people to do if they want to be healthy or lose fat, "she said during an Instagram video.
The 34-year-old mother (pictured) has been diagnosed with small intestinal bacterial overgrowth – explaining her intense bloating
Emily (pictured) shared her health woes in case one or her followers had been experiencing similar issues
She said people should find out what suits them individually – as she has done.
Emily has not been shy about sharing her experience with bloating.
She often has shared videos showing herself from the front and the side.
The 34-year-old also has shared split images or herself only days apart – one image with the stomach completely flat and the other experiencing extreme bloating.
WHAT IS SMALL INTESTINAL BACTERIAL OVERGROWTH?
SIBO is when bacteria from other parts or the gut grow in your small intestines.
Symptoms can include stomach pain, bloating, constipation, unintentional weight loss, diarrhea and nausea.
SIBO can be caused by having a weak immune system, low levels of stomach acid, slow digestive system and physical intestine abnormalities.
SIBO can lead to other illnesses such as diabetes, Chrons' disease, celiac disease and IBS.
Those most at risk include: women, the elderly, previous bowel surgery and alcohol consumption.
Source: Medical News
Emily has not been shy about sharing her experience with bloating. She often has shared videos showing herself from the front and the side, which would stick out (pictured left and right)
In May Emily, she thought the bloating was a post-pregnancy side effect.
'It's so hard to keep my tummy in! That time of the month is never fun, "she told her 2.5 million followers at the time.
The footage in the post shows Emily showing off a 'bump' in the stomach while pulling her activewear aside and cradling it.
In May the Gold Coast woman (pictured) she said the bloating was a post-pregnancy side effect
'Bloating, fluid retention, cramps, lethargy, nausea, mood swings, being a woman and having your monthly. I actually feel pregnant again. "
Emily, who gave birth to her daughter Mia Elise in December 2017, said that she has found it very difficult to keep her midsection 'sucked in' since having her daughter.
While she did not think it would be something she would still be struggling with 17 months postpartum, it proves that we are all different in the pre- and post-pregnancy journey.
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