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What causes leaky gut?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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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
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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