Ileocecal valve – revisited

My first ileocecal valve manipulation was two weeks ago and it was a small miracle. I noticed a significant decrease in tenderness and fluidy noises in my right abdominal quadrant. Dr. Siebecker lists “correcting ileocecal valve syndrome” as one of the strategies for preventing SIBO relapse. Check out the article below to learn about the ileocecal valve.

Dr. Rob D'Aquila

Recently I’ve realized that the most popular search term that guides people to my website is “ileocecal valve” (and variations thereof). Because of this, I thought I should write a few more words about the significance of it. If you are not familiar with the ileocecal valve, please refer to this article first, which explains the basics.

As mentioned in the first article, the ileocecal valve can either be stuck “open” or “closed”. I put those words in quotes because that might not literally be the case; however, it gets to the point and keeps things simple. When the valve is causing a problem, it is usually found to be open about 95% of the time and closed about 5%. Symptoms of both can be similar, but constipation is certainly a hallmark of the closed variety.

The reasons for dysfunction are also similar, but a closed valve is basically caused…

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