Leaky Gut Syndrome is a poor medical condition that is mostly unknown even to many practitioners in the field. It is an intestinal disorder caused by an increase in the permeability of the lining of the gut. This causes two kinds of problems:
- Interference with filtration and absorption mechanism
- violation of the protective barrier and intestinal immune function
What happens in leaky Gut syndrome?
When the lining of the small intestine becomes weak or injured in parts, it is no longer able to serve as a barrier between the gut contents and the bloodstream. Usually, cells that cover the intestine function as the front line of defense, in the same way as the wall protects the building – it makes strangers and enemies come out.
With leaky gut syndrome leaking, the barrier violated leads to bacteria and poisons from the contents of the intestine can permeat and enter the bloodstream, causing various problems.
Foods that are partly digested, bacteria, fungi, and other elements of bacteriom which are usually found in intestinal content now have free access to all parts of the body.
In response to this intrusion, the immune system kicks by starting an autoimmune reaction. The consequence of this is the bloating sensation and production of intestinal gas. Other complications can also occur including:
- Joint pain
- Leather rash
- Abdominal cramps
- Food sensitivity