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==== ==== Leaky Gut Syndrome: What Is Leaky Gut Syndrome ==== ==== The Symptoms of Leaky Gut Syndrome

It can be hard for many health care practitioners to diagnose leaky gut syndrome since it can manifest itself in a large number of different ways in your system. Sometimes it can be hard to even relate these symptoms to an underlying problem, because symptoms of leaky gut syndrome are treated individually much of the time. Leaky gut, which is also known as increased intestinal permeability, is a syndrome in which the lining of the intestines becomes inflamed and irritated to the point that it becomes compromised and can no longer do its job properly. The intestinal lining starts to leak, which allows bacteria, fungi, parasites and other toxins, undigested protein, fat, and waste to escape into your bloodstream. The presence of these toxins in the blood triggers an autoimmune reaction in the body, causing the immune system to attack its own cells. This is what can lead to a host of gastrointestinal problems such as bloating, excess gas, and cramping. Other gastrointestinal complaints can include constipation, diarrhea, indigestion, and heartburn. Once these toxins are in the bloodstream, they can take up residence in any organ or tissue where they find room. Chronic inflammation begins and eventually degeneration of that organ could occur. Some of the diseases that could occur due to this sequence of events are allergies, kidney disease, acne, headaches, arthritis, Fibromyalgia, and Candida to name a few. One of the first organs affected by leaky gut syndrome is your liver. The more toxins enter your bloodstream, the more your liver has to work to excrete them. If this syndrome gets left untreated, your liver could get overloaded and no longer do its job properly. As a result, the toxins are returned into the blood to re-circulate. If too many toxins accumulate within the body, your immune system exhausts itself working fighting them, which leads to a portion of the toxins inevitably entering the body. Bacteria can accumulate to unhealthy levels leaving you vulnerable to other infections. The adrenal glands are small glands that sit on top of your kidneys and are vital in resisting infection. With the prolonged presence of leaky gut syndrome, the functioning of these glands is slowly reduced, resulting in adrenal fatigue. Symptoms of adrenal fatigue include exhaustion, sleep that doesn't refresh you, inability to cope with stress, difficulty concentrating, and poor digestion. Even though you may not be able to call what you are experiencing direct symptoms of leaky gut syndrome, it is important for you to understand your body and what it is telling you. Once you have a diagnosis in hand, then leaky gut becomes far less troublesome and menacing. An accurate diagnosis can also provide you with an effective treatment. Treating your symptoms as they develop individually is not the answer. The more important thing is to get to the root of the

problem. If you are persistent with your health care provider, you can do just that and get yourself on the road to recovery.

==== ==== Leaky Gut Syndrome: What Is Leaky Gut Syndrome ==== ====

The Symptoms of Leaky Gut Syndrome  

Facts about how the body and the immune system is affected by leaky gut syndrome. ==)