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Dead Gut Syndrome
Distinction here...: Irritable bowel is a syndrome complex that spans many etiologies ; contributants (see earlier healthtap answers). Often, patients complain of altered stool pattern (diarrhea, constipation, or both), abdominal pain, bloating, gassiness, fullness, distension, nausea, cramps. Similar symptoms may present with leaky gut, which by comparison is a disease process (again, caused by many etiologies). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not even close!: Inflammatory bowel disease (see my earlier healthtap answer) is a systemic inflammation of the gut. Irritable bowel syndrome is a symptom complex without inflammation. Symptoms for both may be similar/ recurrent. The term "colitis" (=colon inflammation) is often erroneously applied to ibs patients. Ibd patients can have ibs, & ibs patients can develop ibd but the two are etiologically unrelated. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Garbage label: The gut really doesn't leak.If it did,the germs would get into your blood & you would die.Many use this label to promote various tests and supplements to "heal your leaky gut".Most are a gimmick. If you have true issues like IBS/celiac your injured gut can improve if you identify & avoid your food intolerances/allergies.Probiotics can also help.Beware the comment you have yeast in your gut it's nl ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can p.O.T.S (postural orthostatic. Tachycardia syndrome) cause fat malabsorption due to impaired motility in bowels?
Such as small bowel overgroweth.
POTS: Gut mobility problems are not part of the syndrome. Could such a thing exist? That's another question and i wouldn't a priori rule out some relationship. ...Read more
Have Ehlers Danlos, Gastroparesis and colonic Inertia. Ulcers in mouth and throat, bloody stool,post refeeding Synd. Is this part of gut dysmotility??
Can leaky gut syndrome cause chronic issues?Developed multiple food allergies& get extreme fatigue/brainfog after eatinANYTHING-sound like leaky gut?
I'm a chronic Lyme patient; anti microbial use has caused yeast overgrowth and now yeast die-off symptoms. Is colon cleanse nec. to flush toxins?
Herxheimer Reaction: The die-off may be going too quickly. If you are using a doc prescribed medicine ask him/her about lowering the dose. If over the counter back off a little. Your body is killing off faster than you can expel the results. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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