What is Leaky Gut Syndrome?
Leaky gut syndrome (also known as increased intestinal permeability) is a term used by experienced leaky gut doctors in Tampa to describe the condition of the intestines when its lining becomes damaged and gaps appear between the cells.
These gaps allow large particles and toxins to pass through the intestinal wall and escape into the body. Because these “foreign objects” are not supposed to be in the blood they trigger the immune system, which sets up inflammation in different parts of the body and a cascade of symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, brain fog, food sensitivities, bloating, cramps, and more.
Leaky gut is not widely recognized by mainstream physicians but as Dr. Oz recently mentioned, it is often overlooked because conventional medicine doesn’t know how to diagnose it, and a patient can present with multiple, seemingly unrelated symptoms.
Because a leaky gut is responsible for so many unexplained chronic health conditions, it is one of the first things we test for and address. Repairing a leaky gut is one of the most important foundational steps to recover from any chronic disease.
Leaky Gut Symptoms
Leaky gut often causes uncomfortable pains, sensations, feelings, and symptoms in other parts of the body. Patients can feel fatigued, have brain fog, feel depressed, have unexplained pains or even an overactive immune system.
Common leaky gut symptoms include:
Causes of Leaky Gut
Many factors are implicated such as:
- GMO foods
- systemic toxicity
- bacterial overgrowth
- antibiotics and certain medications
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Natural Leaky Gut Treatment
If you are found to have a leaky gut, our top gut doctor will prescribe a natural leaky gut treatment program which will be developed to address the underlying reason(s) why you developed it.
Depending on the underlying causes and your current situation, treatment may include one or more of the following:
- balancing the gut microbiome
- antifungals to kill off fungus or mold
- ozone therapy to kill off of any bad bugs, microbes, etc.
- treating and healing any autoimmunity
- resolving any hidden infections, etc. that would have triggered the autoimmunity
- calming an overactive immune system
- detoxifying any heavy metals, toxins, or chemicals
- food allergy detection & elimination
- healing the gut lining
- IV Therapies to speed gut healing
- thermal heat treatments
- HBOT (hyperbaric oxygen therapy) to speed healing
- PEMF to speed healing
- prebiotics & probiotics to re-innoculate the gut
- boosting mitochondrial function, to speed healing
- any needed dietary modifications
- enzymes & HCL as needed short-term, to support digestion
- high quality targeted supplements to provide the gut raw materials to heal
Part of your natural leaky gut treatment will include resolving any secondary damage caused by having a leaky gut.
Don’t Put off Addressing Gut Dysfunction
Getting your gut health on-point and healing any outstanding issues should not be put on the back burner. Gut health issues, like leaky gut, affect all areas of your health. Your gut is the foundation for the strength and proper function of your immune system. In addition it plays a vital role in nutrient absorption, waste elimination, energy production, and brain health.
Gut issues that are left untreated tend to develop into more serious issues, like autoimmune conditions, Crohn’s, IBS, arthritis, joint pains, neurological disorders, and even cardiovascular disease.
What can seem like a minor gut annoyance, if left untreated, over time can snowball into a more serious condition. Don’t let that be you. Get it checked and fix it while it’s easy and cost-effective to do so.
Let’s Fix That Leaky Gut!
LifeWorks Wellness Center is one of the top leaky gut health clinics in the United States. Since 1997, we have been helping patients recover from this complex, often overlooked health issue that is responsible for so much misery, mystery illnesses and pain.
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