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Do You Have Symptoms of Leaky Gut Syndrome?

September 10, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — holisticmedicine @ 5:14 pm
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Gut health is a vital part of head-to-toe wellness. Unfortunately, countless individuals suffer from leaky gut syndrome. Often referred to as simply leaky gut, this condition can have drastic effects on the way you feel each day. What exactly is leaky gut, what symptoms does it cause, and how can you manage it effectively? Read on below to find the answers.

What Is Leaky Gut?

A quick Google search reveals that many mainstream medical practitioners believe that leaky gut syndrome is a hypothetical condition. Others refer to it as a symptom rather than a standalone medical condition. However, holistic health professionals take a different approach. After an examination of the evidence, they have concluded that leaky gut is a real condition that deserves real attention.

When a person has a leaky gut, the single-cell barrier between their digestive tract and the rest of their body is more permeable than usual. Therefore, in addition to allowing nutrients and other desirable substances into the bloodstream, it can also let bacteria and toxins to escape the gut and have adverse effects on a person’s overall wellness.

Symptoms of Leaky Gut

Some signs and symptoms that are commonly associated with leaky gut include:

  • Autoimmune conditions, such as arthritis, lupus, and psoriasis
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Asthma
  • Brain fog
  • Fibromyalgia
  • ADHD
  • Food allergies and intolerances
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Seemingly unexplained weight gain
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Skin problems, such as acne and eczema
  • Headaches
  • Ongoing diarrhea, constipation, or bloating

Since leaky gut syndrome can come with such a wide array of symptoms, it is often misdiagnosed. In some cases, it is entirely disregarded as a possible reason for a patient’s symptoms. To avoid such problems, you should consult with a doctor who has experience in recognizing and addressing this condition. They can perform testing to look for key indicators of leaky gut, after which they can recommend a treatment.

Addressing Leaky Gut

Often, the best way to heal a leaky gut is through lifestyle changes. For example, you might need to cut back on (or totally eliminate) highly processed foods. Since stress often damages gut health, you may also need to focus on taking more time to care for your personal needs. Additionally, supplements may be necessary to make up for nutritional deficiencies.

After beginning your treatment protocol, you may quickly notice improvements in your energy levels. Digestive issues, skin problems, and other symptoms may also begin to decrease. It usually takes at least a few months for optimal healing to occur.

A leaky gut can adversely affect your health and your daily quality of life. If you believe that your gut health is suffering, you should promptly seek professional treatment so you can get on the road to recovery.

Meet the Doctor

Dr. Derek Murphy is a holistic physician who serves the greater Orlando area. He uses the 5-R protocol to help patients improve their gut health and enjoy improved overall wellness. To learn more about him and the methods he uses, contact our office at 407-319-7541.

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