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A 34-year-old member asked:

What are all the known causes of leaky gut syndrome?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pamela Middleton
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Inadequate gut flora: Gut dysbiosis can present as digestive problems, allergies, asthma and eczema. If untreated it can lead to behavioral and psychiatric problems such as autism, adhd, add, ocd, dyslexia, dyspraxia, schizophrenia, depression, sleep disorders, and autoimmune diseases. Gut and psychology syndrome (gaps) establishes the connection between the gut and the brain. To learn more about gaps go to www.Gaps.Me.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

What are the known causes to cause leaky gut syndrome?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 28 years experience
See below: Leaky gut syndrome is not an established medical diagnosis. If your have gastrointestinal issues i recommend being evaluated by your primary md or gastroenterologist.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What is leaky gut syndrome symptoms , causes?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
Diarrhea, intestinal: In leaky gut syndrome the lining of the intestine fails to carry out the role of protecting the body. The lining of gut is normally equipped with layers of immune cells as well as mechanisms to deal with changes in the environment in the intestine. When the barrier effect of the lining of the intestinal mucosa is lost, thousands of bacteria and fungi staying at the gut will cause many symptoms.
Collingswood, NJ
A 36-year-old female asked:

Does leaky gut syndrome really cause autism?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
No: Many kids with autism have digestive problems. There is a problem with the calcium channels at the cell level in autistic spectrum disorders in both brain cells and some of the cells in certain parts of the digestive system. But the digestive problems are just another symptom, not the cause of the disorder.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What are remedies if you have leaky gut syndrome?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 28 years experience
None: Leaky gut syndrome is not an established medical diagnosis therefore there is no established medical treatment.
Dr. Jill Carnahan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Find an MD trained in functional medicine. This is a real syndrome as described by Dr Fassano in the gastroenterology literature and may be connected to conditions such as eczema, food allergies, and even autoimmune disease. There are various methods to test and treat these kinds of imbalances in the gut. http://doccarnahan.blogspot.com/2012/04/leaky-gut-syndrome-linked-to-many.html
Feb 17, 2013
A 30-year-old member asked:

What is leaky gut syndrome and how can it be treated?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Inflammation: Leaky gut is usually due to inflammation in the stomach and protein from an infection or a particular food leaking thru into the blood supply. The lining of the stomach becomes leaky, while it normally is tight to these proteins. The treatment is to treat the infection, and to avoid the proteins in foods that you may be having a reaction to.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
This is good advice. Don't accept the diagnosis without evidence-based testing showing increased absorption of sugars such as sucrose and mannitol.
Jul 27, 2015
Last updated Jun 20, 2019

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