Leaky Gut Syndrome
Leaky Gut Syndrome is a gastrointestinal disorder which results from an opening in the gut wall. Harmful micro-organisms are then able to transport via these openings directly into the circulatory system. This is why leaky gut syndrome can cause systemic immune related and inflammatory problems.
While leaky gut syndrome affects the digestive system it can also lead to a number of other related conditions.
Leaky gut syndrome can cause:
- Low energy
- Thyroid pain
- Autoimmune conditions
- Decreased metabolism and food allergies
Indications of Leaky Gut Syndrome
Digestive Problems such as:
These are the most common symptoms that occur following a meal.
- Inability to concentrate
How to Treat Leaky Gut Syndrome
Traditionally people who are diagnosed with leaky gut syndrome are prescribed medications:
Treatment through Dietary Changes
One of the most promising ways of treating leaky gut syndrome is through making modifications to your diet.
Reduce the size of your meals. (large meals can lead to diarrhea and cramping)
- By reducing your portion size you can help to relieve these symptoms.
Aim to avoid allergenic foods such as those containing:
- Dairy products
- Chocolate and nuts
Increasing dietary fiber
Helps to reduce the symptoms of leaky gut syndrome including gas and constipation.
It is recommended that sufferers should aim to consume 25 to 30 g of dietary fiber a day.
Adding probiotics can help to improve the function and ecology of your gut.
- Vitamin C and Vitamin E can also provide antioxidant support.
- Vitamin B can help to support the guts natural healing mechanisms.
- L glutamine is an excellent source to induce the replication of healthy cells that line the small intestine.
If the doctor has prescribed antibiotics or NSAIDS to deal with the symptoms of leaky gut syndrome is important to consult with your physician before eliminating these.
By being aware of the range of health issues related to leaky gut syndrome you are much more likely to accurately diagnose that this common gastrointestinal disorder is the root cause of your health issues.