Leaky Gut Syndrome

Leaky gut

Leaky Gut Syndrome

While a healthy intestine allows proper absorption of nutrients into the bloodstream, a damaged intestine doesn’t produce enzymes essential in protecting your immune system. Leaky gut syndrome, also known as “intestinal permeability,” is a condition where the lining of the small intestine becomes damaged and allows toxic waste and bacteria to “leak” into the bloodstream. As a result, inflammatory and allergic reactions occur all over the body.

The Causes of Leaky Gut Syndrome

There is still controversy regarding leaky gut syndrome in terms of how it is caused. Since it’s linked to other conditions, it’s not clear if it’s a symptom or cause. Then again, there are many things that can irritate the intestinal lining and damage the mucus layers leading to inflammation:

  • Poor Diet
  • Food Allergies
  • Medications (Antibiotics, NSAIDS)
  • Excessive Alcohol Use
  • Low-Fiber
  • Chronic Stress

Learn more about triggers for leaky gut syndrome and check out this infograph from the GI Society on the digestion system as a whole to get a better understanding of the synergy of this system.

LGS: Misdiagnosed And Misunderstood

Since leaky gut syndrome (LGS) is associated with a variety of different symptoms, it often isn’t treated correctly. Dermatologists may prescribe topical steroids or antibiotics, such as prednisone, to treat skin inflammation, while other doctors may prescribe oral antibiotics, like Azathioprine or Infliximab, to help other intestinal diseases. These medications don’t treat the root of the issue: leaky gut syndrome. Furthermore, they can cause even more complications in your life, such as liver damage, antibiotic resistance and infertility issues.

Symptoms Associated With Leaky Gut Syndrome:

  • Migraines
  • Irritable Bowels
  • Eczema
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Hormonal Imbalances
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Many more…

MedStudio: A Healthier Option

One of the biggest things you can do to treat your leaky gut syndrome is to change your diet and get right-sided about your whole body’s health. MedStudio offers specialized food sensitivity testing so you can eliminate trigger foods. Our trained Nurse Practitioner will assess your symptoms, medical history and more in order to create an individualized treatment plan for your needs. We even offer natural hormone therapy to help repair any hormonal imbalances and damages caused by leaky gut syndrome.

Contact us, today, to schedule your free consultation and take back your life, the healthy way, with MedStudio.

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