A 36-year-old member asked:
what now. leaky gut syndrome!?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Rick Kirschner answered
39 years experience General Practice
Intestinal permeabil: When bacteria, undigested protein and fats, and unabsorbed waste leaks out of the intestines and into the blood stream due to a damaged intestinal lining, it can trigger bloating, gas, fatigue, food sensitivities, joint pain and more. There is some reticence in the conventional medical community to recognize it as a condition. Test for it with the mannitol and lactulose test.
Answered on Jun 8, 2014
Dr. Ed Friedlander answered
43 years experience Pathology
Real, but...: Don't accept the diagnosis of "leaky gut" syndrome without some real testing -- absorption of sucrose or mannitol. "Non-traditional healers" will diagnose this in most anyone, or encourage self-diagnosis. Use discernment and get a couple of opinions if you are asked to undertake something difficult.
Answered on May 21, 2020
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