Are you suffering from diarrhea, gas, constipation or bloating? Do you feel extremely fatigued, suffer from depression, brain fog, memory loss or anxiety? You may have leaky gut syndrome.
What is leaky gut syndrome?
Intestinal permeability, or leaky gut syndrome, occurs when the lining of the small intestine is damaged, allowing disease causing compounds such as undigested food particles, toxic waste products and bacteria, to enter your bloodstream.
Your intestines are protected by a layer of epithelial cells linked together by proteins. This connection forms a tight junction between your intestines and your blood stream which controls what passes from your digestive system into your bloodstream. It is believed that leaky gut syndrome occurs when these tight junctions are compromised and no longer work properly. Once this occurs, toxic substances are allowed to pass from your digestive system into your blood stream where they are able to travel throughout your body. When your body responds to these foreign invaders it results in acute inflammation.
What Causes Leaky Gut Syndrome?
- Poor diet (e.g. sugar, caffeine, alcohol, drugs
- Chronic stress
- Toxin overload
- Food allergies (e.g. gluten, soy, dairy)
- Medications (e.g. antibiotics, steroids, aspirin)
16 Signs and Symptoms Associated with Leaky Gut Syndrome
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Autoimmune disease
- Skin problems including rashes, eczema or acne
- Chronic fatigue
- Celiac disease
- Respiratory infections
- Thyroid disease
- Arthritis or joint pain
- Parkinson’s disease
- Obesity and obesity related diseases
The experts at the Anti-Aging and Wellness Clinic will conduct a thorough evaluation to help diagnose leaky gut syndrome and what is causing it. Our services include; a complete diagnostic blood panel to identify problems with stress, inflammation, antibody production and toxin overload; an IgG food intolerance test to identify food allergies; and a medical history and comprehensive exam to evaluate your current medications, diet and personal habits.
Many healthcare professionals question the existence of leaky gut syndrome and rather than identifying the cause of the symptoms, would rather prescribe medications such as proton pump inhibitors, antacids, or bismuth subsalicylate to help manage the symptoms like acid reflux and diarrhea. If you, or someone you love, might have leaky gut syndrome, it is critical you find a healthcare provider that can help you diagnose the cause of your symptoms and develop a plan that will allow you to heal.
The professionals at the Anti-Aging and Wellness Clinic can help you determine what is causing your symptoms and work with you to develop a health plan that will optimize your physical health and reduce the risk of chronic diseases associated with leaky gut syndrome. Don’t suffer another day. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation.