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Natural IBS Recovery| Understanding Leaky Gut Symptoms And It’s Causes| Dr. Richard Hagmeyer

Do I Have A Leaky Gut ? Leaky Gut Symptoms And It’s Causes| Testing for Leaky Gut

The surprising link behind many autoimmune conditions and the Health of the GI System.

stool sampleTesting for Leaky gut can be a game changer for many people who suffer with Chronic health problems and have zeros answers as to why they are suffering. Leaky Gut, Leaky Brain, Leaky Lungs are no longer terms being used by alternative and Functional medicine practitioners. In fact some of the world’s leading immunologists namely Aristo Vojdani, Ph.D., M.Sc., M.T. and his team at Cyrex Labs have developed testing to accurately identify a leaky gut.

Because it is something of a mystery disease that can show itself as a bewildering array of other conditions, you could have Leaky Gut Syndrome and not even realize it. Your skin problems, depression, Fatigue, asthma and so much more might be caused by a leaky gut.

The reason is that Leaky Gut Syndrome is one of the many concepts in medicine that cuts across the boundary lines of specific diseases.

It is a major example of an important medical phenomenon: distress in one organ causes disease in another. That is why it is vital to look beyond the symptoms and discover the root cause of illness.

Leaky Gut Syndrome refers to how larger molecules can bypass the protective layer of the gut epithelium (lining) and enter the blood.

All material that traverses the digestive tract wall (mucosa) is inspected by the immune system, and it is here that the immune system may have its greatest insult to disease causing agents. Increased gut permeability can permit foreign invaders (ones that should have been left to exit in the stool) to enter the blood circulation.

If the antibodies generated towards gut antigens (foreign invaders) cross-react with the body’s own immunologically similar tissues (Thyroid, Ovaries, Pancreas, Adrenals Brain, Red Blood Cells, Intestines), the resulting process may manifest itself as many bewildering conditions as well as autoimmune disease

Signs You Have A Leaky Gut

  • abdominal pain
  • chronic joint pain
  • chronic muscle pain
  • asthma
  • fuzzy or foggy thinking
  • confusion, poor concentration
  • flatulence, indigestion
  • mood swings, nervousness, anxiety
  • poor immunity, recurrent vaginal infections
  • bloating, diarrhea or constipation
  • poor memory
  • aggressive behavior
  • fatigue

Conditions Cause or Exacerbated by Leaky Gut

Medications That Cause Leaky Gut and SIBO

The two most serious consequences of Leaky Gut Syndrome are compromised Liver function and autoimmune conditions. These two consequences often will lead patients from doctor to doctor to doctor over the course of many years in search for help. Sadly, for many of these chronic health sufferers will never find the help they need. Instead, the various symptoms they suffer with day in and day out will be treated with drugs or as the condition progresses, surgery.

The aging process AIDS with diarrhea
HIV Alcoholism
Malnutrition Burns
NSAIDS Cancer
Pancreatitis Celiac disease
Psoriasis Certain drugs
Radiation therapy Chemotherapy
Rheumatoid arthritis Chronic hepatitis
Shock or anaphylaxis Crohn’s disease
Toxic shock syndrome Cystic fibrosis
Trauma Giardia and other parasites
Ulcerative colitis Gluten sensitivity

Testing for Leaky Gut

The good news is that specialized testing to determine if LGS is a potential source of your chronic condition is a STANDARD test that I employ in my initial assessment of those who seek my care and advice.

If you test and find a leaky gut, there is a specific step by step protocol we use as part of the designed individualized treatment program. The general outline for the “5R Protocol” is:

  1. Remove and Reduce certain foods in the diet by identifying the irritants and reducing exposure
  2. Replace protective agents for digestive support
  3. Repair the mucosal lining
  4. Restore normal bowel transit time
  5. Re inoculate with friendly bacteria

Of course this “5R Protocol” is customized for each individual.

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