Do I Have A Leaky Gut ? Leaky Gut Symptoms And It’s Causes| Dr Richard Hagmeyer Naperville Institute For NeuroMetabolic Solutions
The surprising link behind many autoimmune conditions and the Health of the GI System.
Leaky Gut, Leaky Brain, Leaky Lungs are no longer conditions being used by alternative and holistic 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 this problem so often associated with a multitude of chronic health conditions.
Because it is something of a mystery disease that can show itself as a bewildering array of other conditions, you could have Leaky Gut Syndromeand not even realize it.
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
Here are Some of the signs of LGS are as follows:
- abdominal pain
- chronic joint pain
- chronic muscle pain
- 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
Several conditions are caused by (in part or fully) Leaky Gut Syndrome, these include:
- autoimmune disease
- celiac disease
- hives, allergies
- inflammatory joint disease, arthritis
- intestinal infections
- pancreatic insufficiency
- ulcerative colitis
- chronic fatigue syndrome
- eczema, psoriasis
- food allergies and sensitivities
- liver dysfunction/overload
- kidney dysfunction/overload
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.
There are Many Causes of Leaky Gut Syndrome.
|The aging process||AIDS with diarrhea|
|Rheumatoid arthritis||Chronic hepatitis|
|Shock or anaphylaxis||Crohn’s disease|
|Toxic shock syndrome||Cystic fibrosis|
|Trauma||Giardia and other parasites|
|Ulcerative colitis||Gluten sensitivity|
The good news is that specialized testing to determine if LGSis 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 Leaky gut is discovered, 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:
- Remove and Reduce certain foods in the diet by identifying the irritants and reducing exposure
- Replace protective agents for digestive support
- Repair the mucosal lining
- Restore normal bowel transit time
- Re inoculate with friendly bacteria
Of course this “5R Protocol” is customized for each individual.
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- Why Avoiding Gluten is not enough to stop an autoimmune attack. What you Must Do.
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