Our mucous lining in our intestines is designed to be semi-permeable so it can absorb nutrients and water from our food into our bloodstream - so basically everyone has a semi-permeable gut. With Leaky Gut, however, it is a matter of scale.
Some people's guts develop a higher level of intestinal permeability and allow larger molecules through - including toxic ones. Your intestinal lining is supposed to function as a barrier to the infectious agents or bacteria travelling through your intestines, and it plays an important role in your immune function. When it becomes hyperpermeable, serious problems can arise.
It's important to work with a functional medicine physician who understands how your body and your gut function together - and recognize when and why Leaky Gut has developed and how best to treat it.
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Leaky gut is a condition of increased, abnormal intestinal permeability where toxins “leak” into your bloodstream and cause an inflammatory response that can manifest in various disease states. The lining of the intestines becomes damaged, irritated or inflamed, and undigested food and microbial toxins can enter the bloodstream and wreak havoc.
Leaky Gut can impact anyone - regardless of their general health condition. It can develop at any age, ethnicity and in gender, but it is more common in older people. Interestingly enough, aging is one of the most common factors in Leaky Gut. Both Leaky Gut and systemic inflammation can increase with age, and they are associated with age-related declines in both physical and cognitive function in older adults.
There are a variety of causes or risk factors that increase your chances of developing Leaky Gut, including:
Proper digestion is essential for physical and mental function and Leaky Gut interrupts a wide array of essential processes in your body - so the impact can be broad. The most common symptoms usually include:
There is sometimes a question of whether a symptom might actually have been a cause - including chronic medical conditions. Did they cause your Leaky Gut or did your Leaky Gut cause the medical condition. Teasing out what is causing your Leaky Gut syndrome is an important part of your diagnosis and treatment journey.
Also, you can have Leaky Gut without any apparent gut or digestion-related symptoms.
A complete medical history, medical testing, and a comprehensive assessment of your symptoms can be effective tools that can be used to properly diagnose Leaky Gut. If you are experiencing symptoms of Leaky Gut, our goal is to uncover the source of your symptoms, so that we can effectively diagnose and treat your condition.
At Manhattan Integrative Medicine in Boca Raton, FL, we have a great deal of experience in diagnosing Leaky Gut and have had great success in treating the condition among our patients.
The underlying cause of your condition must be identified and addressed, and since no one patient is facing the same cause of Leaky Gut, the course of treatment will vary with each individual patient. Primary treatment tools may include:
If you are struggling with Leaky Gut, working with a doctor who understands the complexity of digestive disorders is critical. At Manhattan Integrative Medicine in Boca Raton, FL, we offer the most up-to-date testing and treatment for Leaky Gut so you can stop suffering from the symptoms of Leaky Gut.
We recommend that you prepare a list of symptoms - not just your digestion issues but all your health concerns - prior to your first consultation. There are a myriad of conditions and health issues that may be contributing to your Leaky Gut.
Dr. David Borenstein is a top functional medicine practitioner in Boca Raton, Florida who treats patients suffering from Leaky Gut. Because he recognizes that each patient requires a treatment regimen tailored to the individual health profile and specific symptoms, his approach is customized for you and your body. At Manhattan Integrative Medicine, there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to treating complex health conditions.