Leaky gut syndrome: a catch-all condition or a sign of something else?

Increasingly, online health discussions, publications and sites have begun treating leaky gut syndrome, a condition characterized by inflammation, bowel cramping, and indigestion that is believed to be caused by prescription painkillers and frequent stress, as the catch-all trigger for multiple types of digestive distress. Unfortunately, insufficient research into the condition itself and its proposed treatments, such as reduced dairy and gluten intake, and the similarity of symptoms between leaky gut and more well-known issues such as irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn’s disease make conclusive diagnoses of leaky gut syndrome difficult. Despite the current absence of information regarding the existence of leaky gut, a visit to your physician is recommended to best address these types of symptoms.


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