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How to distinguish between irritable bowel syndrome and leaky gut syndrome?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine

In brief: Bowel

Irritable bowel is a disorder of the electronic signal as it travels down your bowel.
It is "not in sync" and thus leads to the combination of cramps diarrhea but also at times constipation. Leaky gut is a break in the protein "tight junctions" that seal the cells that line your intestine.
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In brief: Bowel

Irritable bowel is a disorder of the electronic signal as it travels down your bowel.
It is "not in sync" and thus leads to the combination of cramps diarrhea but also at times constipation. Leaky gut is a break in the protein "tight junctions" that seal the cells that line your intestine.
colostrumtherapy.com/specialist-ce?
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
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