Leaky gut syndrome is a commonly misunderstood health condition even with today's advancements in modern medicine (and one suffered by many people). So what is leaky gut and can it be healed or helped in any way?
First, let’s check out what it does to the body.
When everything is working as intended, the gut digests food normally, extracting and absorbing energy and nutrients. The problem arises when some undesirable substances make it out of the intestine.
Leaky gut syndrome boils down to increased intestinal permeability, allowing unwanted substances to "leak out of your gut" into your bloodstream. This "leakage" is caused by irritation of the gut, which causes negative symptoms like bloating, cramps, sensitivity to certain foods, and an overall discomfort.
Unfortunately, leaky gut symptoms aren’t very unique and a wide array of ailments manifest themselves in similar ways. Leaky gut syndrome can be very hard to identify and diagnose, making it sort of an unsolved mystery in the modern medicine world.
More often than not, tests fail to pinpoint the specific cause of these symptoms, which doesn’t help when trying to find a proper diagnosis.
Does that mean you're out of luck? Nope, not by a long shot.
Finding the right doctor to help you with your symptoms is the first step. There's a ton of stuff you can do on your own to help your leaky gut syndrome, but a doctor's help and guidance should never be underestimated.
So what can YOU do for your leaky gut?