Leaky Gut Brisbane Northside

In Brisbane there are many people who suffer from leaky gut syndrome and other gut health related problems.

Leaky Gut Syndrome is a condition of having “hyperpermeable intestines”. With this condition, the intestinal lining has become more porous, thus developing holes in the small intestine. This can cause substances leak in a human’s bloodstream. Leaky gut syndrome does not only affect the digestive system – it also leads to other health complications. Having this condition can be quite tricky because millions of individuals are struggling with the disease but are not aware they have it until other health conditions arise.

 

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How to Determine if You Have Leaky Gut Syndrome?

Here are various symptoms that suggest Leaky Gut Syndrome:

  • Food allergies
  • Bloating
  • Thyroid problems
  • Fatigue
  • Joint pain
  • Rosacea
  • Acne
  • Digestive issues
  • Weight gain
  • Autoimmune Conditions

 

The reason for these body reactions is the partially digested protein and fat. Instead of these components getting into the intestinal lining, the get transported into the bloodstream, thus causing allergic reactions. It is also highly recommended to undergo a Leaky Gut Test to confirm intestinal condition.

What are the Risk Factors for Leaky Gut Syndrome?

If the condition is left untreated, the condition can progress and lead to inflammatory bowel disease (IBS), arthritis, eczema, psoriasis, migraine, headaches, muscle pain, chronic fatigue, and type 1 diabetes. It can also affect the psychological well-being of the individual with Leaky Gut Syndrome and can experience depression and anxiety.

The essential nutrients such as zinc, iron, and vitamin B12 can also be rejected by the body given this condition.

What Causes Leaky Gut Syndrome?

 

Intestines are composed of cells that make up the mucosal barrier. This separates the gut with the rest of the internal organs. The mucosal barrier is expected to absorb nutrients and prevent germs and other large molecules to get through the intestines. However, there are individuals who have defective guts.

 

Below are some factors that contribute to this condition:

  • Alcohol
  • Chemotherapy
  • Chron’s Disease
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Chronic Stress
  • Coeliac disease
  • Complex surgery
  • Diet and lifestyle
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Immunosuppressants
  • Infection in the intestines
  • Pain relievers
  • Radiotherapy in the abdominal area
  • Sepsis
  • Yeast

 

How to Treat Leaky Gut Syndrome?

Treating Leaky Gut Syndrome requires multiple approaches, like putting together puzzle pieces. Here are a few of the recommended options that can be taken if one is diagnosed to have the condition.

 

  • Diet restrictions. Reduce or eliminate sugar, starches, and grains to avoid yeast production. Removing these from an individual’s diet can help the intestinal tract to restore its permeability.
  • Supplements. Since the gut is prone to malabsorption given its condition, it is highly recommended to take multivitamins and high amounts of vitamin D and zinc. These will help in the restoration of the normal functionality of the gut.
  • Probiotics. Introducing this in the gut can eliminate bad bacteria and yeast. It also heals the gut lining and makes sure that the nutrients the body needs get absorbed.
  • Digestive enzymes. These are mostly found in raw foods like fruits and vegetables. Hence, it is recommended to eat more of these to support digestion.

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Julie Farrelly

At Ubuntu Medical, we also do Gut Health