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What is Leaky Gut Syndrome?

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

leaky-gut-syndrome-stomachAbout Leaky Gut Syndrome

Leaky Gut Syndrome, also known as Intestinal Permeability, is a condition that affects millions of people. However, it is not fully recognized by traditional physicians and is often attributed to other conditions within the gut.

Leaky gut refers to the micro-holes and tears that can occur in the intestinal lining, allowing food particles to “leak” out of the gut and into the bloodstream. Increased attention is currently given to the condition of leaky gut as more and more patients are being treated for food intolerances and abdominal discomfort.

digestive-tractDefinition

Leaky gut syndrome or intestinal permeability is considered a dysfunction of the digestive system. The intestinal wall lining normally does not allow any food particles to escape from the intestine.

However, if the digestive tract becomes inflamed or damaged, small holes can appear in the intestinal lining. This allows small particles of undigested food, proteins, fats and toxins to escape and become absorbed into the body.

The body sees these substances as invaders or antigens. The body then responds to these foreign invaders by triggering the body’s antibodies to the defense. Inflammation can begin to appear throughout the body, allergic reactions can occur and numerous other symptoms appear.

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