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What Is 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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