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Leaky gut syndrome (LGS) is a condition that is rarely discussed, primarily because few doctors agree on its existence or know anything about the condition. Increased permeability of the gut can be the underlying culprit for many uncomfortable symptoms or autoimmune diseases. Fortunately, there are ways to minimize the impact of LGS if it occurs.
There is some debate on whether testing is helpful or not. Since many conditions and symptoms are associated with LGS, it may be difficult to determine if LGS is contributing to health problems. Some types of inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn's, is believed to be caused by LGS. In general, if you have any form of autoimmune disease, you should treat yourself as if you have LGS. Otherwise, if you have vague symptoms, such as gastrointestinal problems, brain fog, or headaches, it may help to be tested using the lactulose and mannitol test of gut permeability.
Deal With Chronic Diseases
If you have an autoimmune condition, the only way to begin repairing your gut is to work on gaining control over your autoimmune disease. Many autoimmune diseases require chronic management with medications to improve symptoms, reduce flare-ups, and minimize disease progression. Other treatment protocols may be helpful depending on the type of autoimmune disease you have. For example, types of inflammatory arthritis may benefit from physical therapy and light exercise programs. Stress reduction techniques, such as yoga and meditation, are beneficial for all types of autoimmune diseases. Minimizing daily stress is commonly associated with fewer and shorter flare-ups.
Improve Your Diet
There are many diet plans available that can be helpful for LGS. Diets that emphasize the consumption of whole foods rather than processed foods are considered good for healing the gut. Depending on your dietary preferences or how certain foods make you feel, you may choose to eliminate certain grains, dairy, and/or animal proteins. For some people, eliminating gluten from their diet may also help. A more stringent diet that may help with LGS is limiting your diet to raw foods. This may require you to limit your diet to fruits, vegetables, and some seeds and nuts.
Heal Your Gut
Although you might make significant dietary and lifestyle changes to combat LGS, it is important to also work on healing the damage allowing LGS to occur. Supplements are typically prescribed to minimize the permeability of your gut. These supplements include L-glutamate, which can help strengthen the gut and prevent molecules from leaking out.
Treating LGS requires a multifaceted approach, which includes gaining control over diseases, making better lifestyle choices, and repairing damage. With time, you should notice a decrease in symptoms and possibly a reduction in chronic diseases.Share
23 January 2017