By Jennifer Smith, CHN, BHC, FBCC
If you have been hearing a lot about the symptoms of leaky gut syndrome, and you think you may have it, then you may want to learn more about the related diseases and health conditions associated with it.
There are several symptoms of leaky gut syndrome that can lead you to your doctor and to a proper treatment plan. You may also find that you can manage the signs and symptoms and work towards handling it on your own natural, at least for a time. If you are wondering if your issues are actually symptoms, then here are a few to consider.
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One of the first symptoms of leaky gut syndrome is inflammation in the bowel. This inflammation can first be misdiagnosed as a symptom of Crohn's Disease. You will notice that you are having some pain in your bowels, sensitivity to the area, and overall pain and discomfort. If you are having this symptom it is a sign that something is wrong. If it is related to leaky gut you will have other symptoms alongside this and all of them are due to the leaking of the toxins into your system causing havoc on the rest of your body.
Everyone has some type of food sensitivity. They may not like hot foods, overly spicey foods, certain flavors, and certain textures. This becomes a sign of leaky gut when you start noticing it isn't just your personal likes and dislikes and it is overall affecting your body as a whole. You may start noticing that pizza, for example, is irritating your stomach to a drastic level. That means you may be having adverse bowel issues such as constipation lasting more than one day or you may feel like bile is building up from it more than normal. These are signs that something is not processing right with your intestines and this is definitely one of the many symptoms of leaky gut syndrome.
If you take supplements or vitamins daily and you have noticed that you are not getting the same benefit or feeling from them, this could be a sign of leaky gut. What this means is that the vitamins and supplements you are taking are actually not being processed properly and are leaking out with the toxins. Your body isn't being given the chance to absorb them properly and therefore it may seem like you need to take more or change brands. When you do this often, you may start thinking they aren't working anymore. This is usually referred to as malabsorption and is directly related to leaky gut.
If you have any of the following symptoms, the underlying condition is certainly leaky gut syndrome.
The diseases and health conditions listed below are indicative of leaky gut syndrome.
These are the many varied symptoms of leaky gut syndrome. If you find that these symptoms sound like your issues, then contact your health practitioner to help with your treatment plan. You can also consider using natural ways to improve your gut health or supplements that may help with specific leaky gut issues.
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Jennifer Smith is a certified Holistic Nutritionist, Biblical Health Coach and Faith-Based Clinical Counselor. She has completed advanced certifications in Functional Nutrition, Biblical Naturopathy and Biblical Eating and Clinical Nutrition.