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Does leaky gut syndrome really cause autism?

Does leaky gut syndrome really cause autism?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more


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Autism, severe leaky gut, multiply intolerances, what to do?

The same as for a: Child without asd, seek evaluations by a pediatric gastroenterologist ; pediatric allergist. A gastrointestinal disturbance specific to persons with asds ("autistic enterocolitis”) has not been established, nor is there solid evidence for abnormal gastrointestinal permeability in individuals with asds. A variety of GI disorders present as behavioral or sleep difficulties in people with asd. ...Read more

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Autism and leaky gut syndrome relationship or just hype?

Autism and leaky gut syndrome relationship or just hype?

Science support: There are many reputable physicians who hold to the concept of leaky gut syndrome. However there has not been consistent data supporting treating the intestinal problem and an improvement in autism features. ...Read more

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Autism and leaky gut syndrome relationship? Based on junk science again, or is it something real?

Relevant for some: Although leaky gut has in the past not been considered a legitimate condition it is slowly being recognized as a valid entity and not just in patients with autism. It is related to the disruption of the normal gut flora and balance in the gastrointestinal tract. This can be triggered by antibiotic use, steroids, and chronic stress. All of these are increased which is why we see more patients. ...Read more

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What are the parasites and bacterias usually in the gut? Can they be associated with autism?

Intestinal bacteria,: yeast or parasites don't. cause Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Chromosomal Microarray testing has found over 100 copy repeat errors, fewer or more than 1 copy of a small gene sequence from either parent that increase susceptibility to ASD. Epigenetic factors that alter function, but not structure or sequence of fetal genes, like low folate (folic acid) levels at conception, alcohol & the flu also increase risk ...Read more

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Jonathan, 7, has autism. He's been having constipation for yrs and this time it's been 2 weeks since his last bowel. Given Dulcolax and paraffin.

See his pediatrician: For a thorough history, physical & abdominal X-ray. He may need a "clean-out" before using bulk laxatives to have soft stools every other day for at least 6 mos. When stools are soft, have him sit on the toilet for 15 minutes, 15 minutes after a meal, with his feet supported so his knees are flexed, while blowing bubbles, playing on iPad, etc. Diet &/or low muscle tone are usually the cause. ...Read more

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About 6% of daily heartbeats are PVC's? All tests, ekg, ecg and stress test came back as normal? Could this be caused by leaky gut and how do I get the symptoms to lessen without taking a beta blocker?

About 6% of daily heartbeats are PVC's? All tests, ekg, ecg and stress test came back as normal? Could this be caused by leaky gut and how do I get the symptoms to lessen without taking a beta blocker?

Pvc's: Your workup shows no evidence of structural heart disease which is reassuring. If your Holter Monitor didn't show high grade ventricular irritability there is probably no need to take medications to suppress them unless you're bothered by palpitations. You should have periodic evaluations, however. I still believe in avoiding irritants like alcohol, caffeine and nicotine. Did exercise suppress them ...Read more

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What is a leaky gut syndrome?

What is a leaky gut syndrome?

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. ...Read more

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What now. Leaky gut syndrome!?

What now. Leaky gut syndrome!?

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. ...Read more

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How to heal leaky gut syndrome?

How to heal leaky gut syndrome?

Treatment: Eat small regular meals. Avoid sweets and overeating. Add a digestive iad and a probiotic. If it persists, check with yur doctor as it may be secondary to something that needs direct treatment. ...Read more

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What is done for leaky gut syndrome?

What is done for leaky gut syndrome?

Leaky gut diet: I recommend you follow an elimination diet for at least a month. Stop sugar, soy, sweeteners, dairy, eggs, gluten, peanuts, and citrus. After a month, if you want, you can reintroduce one food at a time no more often than a new food every 4 days or so in order to see which foods might be making your condition worse ...Read more

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Diet plan for leaky gut, what to do?

Diet plan for leaky gut, what to do?

Leaky gut diet: I recommend you follow an elimination diet for at least a month. Stop sugar, soy, sweeteners, dairy, eggs, gluten, peanuts, and citrus. After a month, if you want, you can reintroduce one food at a time no more often than a new food every 4 days or so in order to see which foods might be making your condition worse ...Read more

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What are symptoms of leaky gut syndrome?

What are symptoms of leaky gut syndrome?

Leaky Gut: Leaky gut syndrome" is said to have symptoms including bloating, gas, cramps, food sensitivities, and aches and pains. But symptoms can, of course, cross these lines and people can have very different and varied symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of leaky gut syndrome?

What are the symptoms of leaky gut syndrome?

Digestive problems: 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. ...Read more

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What is leaky gut syndrome symptoms, causes?

What is leaky gut syndrome symptoms, causes?

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. ...Read more

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What are remedies if you have leaky gut syndrome?

What are remedies if you have leaky gut syndrome?

Leaky gut diet: I recommend you follow an elimination diet for at least a month. Stop sugar, soy, sweeteners, dairy, eggs, gluten, peanuts, and citrus. After a month, if you want, you can reintroduce one food at a time no more often than a new food every 4 days or so in order to see which foods might be making your condition worse ...Read more

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What are all the known causes of leaky gut syndrome?

Be discerning: The claim that an extra-permeable gut admits "poisons" into the blood that cause most if not all known health problems was based on some real scientific work from the 1980's but has become a cult / pop diagnosis. It's found almost no acceptance among scientific physicians; the burden of proof's on its proponents. Self-diagnose with it and you'll never feel well again. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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What is meant by "leaky gut"? Is this real, and does wheat really causes this phenomenon? If so, why?

Proposed condition: Of an altered or damaged bowel lining. The term is used by some alternative medicine practitioners, but the syndrome is not a recognized diagnosis
it is hypothesized to be caused by increased permeability of the gut wall resulting from toxins, poor diet, parasites, infection, or medications.
For the second part there is no scientific proof that wheat cause it. ...Read more

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What is the cure for leaky gut syndrome lgs?

You're free to try: "Leaky gut" is a pop diagnosis that may be real. You do need to know that the general medical community has been reluctant to accept it despite 20 years of promotion and a bona fide testing system (sucrose / mannitol absorption). If you are disappointed in the results of a treatment protocol, perhaps the diagnosis should be re-examined and another cause of your symptoms sought. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as leaky gut syndrome, and what gets leaked out?

Is there such thing as leaky gut syndrome, and what gets leaked out?

Leaky bowel: It is believed that a leaky gut basically is one that has abnorrmal permeability allowing toxic factors from inside the gut tract to make you sick. Most mainstream doctors don't agree and it is more popular in europe than here. Some of the earliest surgury was to remove the colon for a "leaky gut" around 1920. ...Read more

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What conditions are caused by a "leaky gut" and weight loss?

What conditions are caused by a "leaky gut" and weight loss?

GI doctor can check: Inflammation of the bowel mucosa (the inner surface) makes the mucosa function abnormally, and allows molecules to be absorbed through the mucosa before they are properly digested (thus leading to some problems). A GI specialist and an allergist/immunologist can help figure things out. If the inflammation leads to malabsorption of calories, weight loss may occur. Other diseases may be involved. ...Read more

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Is yerba mate safe to drink with healing lgs (leaky gut syndrome)?

Is yerba mate safe to drink with healing lgs (leaky gut syndrome)?

Safe in moderation: In researching your question I learned some interesting info. I knew yerba mate was a rich source of vitamins & antioxidants and is purported to have many health benefits. It also has caffeine & theobromine & thus a stimulant. Nothing in it should aggravate lgs & many of it's nutrients may help lgs to heal. But I also learned that heavy consumption is associated with risk of GI cancers! See comment:. ...Read more

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Could leaky gut syndrome cause a western blot band 41 to be positive?

Could leaky gut syndrome cause a western blot band 41 to be positive?

41 KD not diagnostic: The 41 kd result is not specific. I cannot incriminate the leaky gut as the reason for the 41 kd ...Read more

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Say I got rid of the worms I had, could leaky gut syndrome be mistaken as thill having the worms?

Say I got rid of the worms I had, could leaky gut syndrome be mistaken as thill having the worms?

Whoa: Don't accept a diagnosis of either "worms" or "leaky gut syndrome" from a non-evidence-based practitioner. If you actually have a helminth infection, you need to get effective treatment. ...Read more

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Notice lots of undigested food (especially greens) in my stools (also greasy and loose). I have a leaky gut. What could be the possible issue?

Notice lots of undigested food (especially greens) in my stools (also greasy and loose). I have a leaky gut. What could be the possible issue?

Pancreas dysfunction: Without much more information it is important to check your pancreatic enzyme levels. This requires detailed stool testing.
Gallbladder also needs to be checked. See your primary care ...Read more

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Why is leaky gut syndrome not accepted by medicine? It seems to make sense-insuf metab molec's enter blood trigger autoimmune complexes etc etc

Why is leaky gut syndrome not accepted by medicine? It seems to make sense-insuf metab molec's enter blood trigger autoimmune complexes etc etc

We are science-based: There are many theories for many disorders, which shows that people are thinking and imagining the possibilities... And that is a great thing. Of course, it is the 21st century now, and no theory should be believed until it is shown to be true. That's the role of scientific research. So, no matter how good a theory sounds, it gets believed only when there is good research evidence to support it. ...Read more

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How can I heal leaky gut?

How can I heal leaky gut?

So called: "leaky guts" USUALLY SEAL over HOWEVER the reason for the "leak" is important. Surgical closure may ultimately be necessary!
Hope this is helpful!
DrZ ...Read more

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How do you treat leaky gut?

Depends on cause: Worst case is perforation or hole in gut and will need surgery. More commonly is the break down of the junctions between cells that line the gut. This can be caused by an infection or commonly a condition called celiac disease most infections resolve with time celiac disease requires special diet and lastly crohns disease or ulcerative colitis may require immune suppressive therapy. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
643 Doctors shared insights

Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between ...Read more


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