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What causes leaky gut?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Multifactorial

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?

In brief: Multifactorial

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?
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
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Dr. Andrew Seibert
...although it should be pointed out that mainstream medicine would say that leaky gut has not been shown to be associated with any of the illnesses claimed at the website at that link.
Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Inflammation

I suspect you mean "leaky" intestinal mucosal barrier in which permeability increases.
It is most commonly seen in episodes of sirs (systemic immune response syndrome) or with ibd. Unfortunately it is also a syndrome claimed by many non-medical professionals to be the cause of a variety of illnesses (for which they sell you a cure $$ ).

In brief: Inflammation

I suspect you mean "leaky" intestinal mucosal barrier in which permeability increases.
It is most commonly seen in episodes of sirs (systemic immune response syndrome) or with ibd. Unfortunately it is also a syndrome claimed by many non-medical professionals to be the cause of a variety of illnesses (for which they sell you a cure $$ ).
Dr. Jason Hemming
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Leaky Gut

It is multifactorial and usually associated with an autoimmune process affecting the tight junctions.

In brief: Leaky Gut

It is multifactorial and usually associated with an autoimmune process affecting the tight junctions.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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