Leaky Bowel Syndrome can lead to chronic digestive and joint inflammation.
Leaky bowel syndrome or leaky gut syndrome is a condition that occurs fairly regularly with age but also known to exist in people with inflammatory bowel disease. Healing leaky gut is critical for holistic health as it feeds inflammation in the digestive tract and throughout the body.
What is leaky bowel syndrome?
Leaky bowel syndrome
is a condition that occurs in the digestive tract where food particles and bacteria can slip between the digestive cells and enter into the blood stream. In normal circumstances the digestive cells buttress against one another to form tight junctions. These junctions prevent, leaky gut syndrome. Inflammation in the digestive tract causes the junctions to expand allow for leakage. years of poor diet and minor inflammation gives way to increased gap junctions and leakage as well.
What happens as a result of leaky bowel syndrome?
With leaky gut syndrome infections can be a problem both in the digestive tract and within the bloodstream. This can be a very serious problem that requires antibiotics. In most case, however, the problems arise when food particles enter into the blood stream. The protein portions of these food particles trigger a reaction by the immune system signaling antibodies to be made to the foreign proteins (as opposed to the proteins that make up our tissues).
How do you fix leaky gut syndrome?
If you have digestive system problems, chances are you currently have or have had leaky bowel syndrome. There is a test that can be performed by a doctor to determine if you have this condition. However there are also some key signs and symptoms that can clue you in too.
Basically anyone with a known digestive system problem of the the small intestine probably has some amount of leaky bowel syndrome. These conditions include, Celiac's Disease, Chron's, Ulcerative Colitis, Enteritis (from bacteria or virus), or parasitic infections.
Non-digestive system conditions associated with leaky bowel syndrome include: atopic dermatitis, all autoimmune diseases, autistic spectrum conditions (Autism, Asbergers, ADHD), Fibromyalgia, Rhinitis, Sinusitis, and more.
The symptoms of leaky bowel syndrome overlap very much with the above digestive conditions. So much so that one could even say each of these are simply different forms of leaky gut syndrome. The difference in looking at all these as leaky gut syndrome verses individual disease states is that it allows you to clearly see the impact of food. How the foods you eat are connected to the symptoms you suffer with. These include but are not limited to: abdominal pain, gas and bloating, headaches, joint pain, undigested food in stool, diarrhea, constipation, urgency with bowel movements, mucus and even blood in the stools.
Treatment for Leaky Bowel Syndrome
If you think you have leaky bowel syndrome, it is important to fix the problem for
. A good place to start on this quest is to find a knowledgeable and trusted source to guide you through the process. There is a lot of information written on this topic but not all of it is accurate and a good portion of it is geared toward selling supplements. There are specific things you can do to for healing leaky gut syndrome. Check out our ebook dealing with
for some specifics.