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Treatment Leaky Gut
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. ...Read more
Is there a relationship between allergies, autism, leaky gut syndrome, candida, intestinal flora and antibiotics?
For some yes : For some children all of those things play a role in exacerbating symptoms and can be seen more frequently in a child who had many infections and antibiotics starting at a young age. Antibiotics kill the good as well as the bad bacteria in our guts and can disrupt the balance and lead to dysbiosis and inflammation which can be precursor for leaky gut and allergies. This is not specific to autism. ...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
The primary insult with leaky gut is in your intestine and it involves tight junctions which are proteins that "seal" your intestinal lining. There has been association between various environmental exposures-antibiotics, pesticides etc.
Good link is the following: colostrumtherapy.com/specialist-ce? ...Read more
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Can leaky gut syndrome cause chronic issues?Developed multiple food allergies& get extreme fatigue/brainfog after eatinANYTHING-sound like leaky gut?
Be discerning: This "pop" / "fad" diagnosis is based on one lab's work from the 1980's; the simple test is the ability to absorb sucrose molecules intact, and most of the scientific community remains skeptical that it's a distinct entity, that it causes most if not all symptoms, and so forth. If you self-diagnose with a "fad" diagnosis, you'll never feel well again -- you'll notice that nobody ever gets cured. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which probiotic strain is best for post antibiotic (flagyl-cipro) therapy of sibo. Also highly lactose intol. Sibo symptoms returned very quickly.
Probiotics: There are several high potency probiotics available, such as klaire complete, and orthobiotic, two of my favorites. A good post antibiotic restorative probiotic should have at least 4 strains of acidophillus and bifido bacteris, and a friendly competitor for candida, like florastor. Ortho biotic has all of those in one supplement. The other thing to look for is billions of cfu (cocloies). ...Read more
Diagnosed w/ small bowel bacteria overgrowth and carb intolerance (secondary). What could cause each?
They are related: Sibo or small intestine bacterial overgrowth is a result of a multitude of things, det included. Carbohydrates, including fruits and grains feed the bacteria in the gut and causing the bacteria to grow in abundance. This then interferes with the digestive process and this leads to fermentation of certain foods (carbs)- causing gas, bloating, etc. Seek a functional medicine md to "heal your gut". ...Read more
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