by Jaie Obillo 3 min read
Our bodies are truly magnificent things. It does wondrous things everyday like fight sickness causing germs and turn the food we eat into energy. Our stomach, for example, is lined with a permeable wall that covers more than 4,000 square feet of surface area. Our intestinal lining controls what enters our bloodstream. When working properly, it helps us absorb vital nutrients and allows water to pass through. It acts as the gatekeeper to keep good things in and bad stuff out.
However, when this wall isn’t working properly, our gut lining becomes more permeable and might allow the “bad stuff” like bacteria and toxins to pass through to dangerously make their way into our bloodstream. This is called “leaky gut syndrome”. Weak points in our intestinal wall can serve as entryways for these invaders to cause all sorts of havoc on our bodies such as bloating, gas, cramps, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Leaky gut is not a recognised medical diagnosis and very few medical studies even mention leaky gut syndrome. Nevertheless, there exists medical terms such as “increased intestinal permeability” or “intestinal hyper-permeability”. Both are connected with multiple chronic gastrointestinal conditions such as Celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, and irritable bowel syndrome. So, while leaky gut syndrome is still a topic for debate among the health community, increased intestinal permeability is already a recognised medical term.
How do you know if you have leaky gut syndrome? Your symptoms might start at the most obvious place, your tummy. Here are a few other symptoms of leaky gut syndrome.
Some Symptoms of a Leaky Gut:
Leaving your leaky gut untreated can place you at risk of developing the disease associated with these symptoms.
Fruitful Digest contains 7 plant based enzymes designed to help strengthen and nourish your digestive system. It helps to relieve gas & bloating caused by certain foods, heal a leaky gut and support IBS. Also recommend a probiotic daily.
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