Leaky gut syndrome
"Leaky gut syndrome" is a proposed conditionsome health practitioners claimisthe cause ofa wide range oflong-term conditions, including Myalgic encephalomyelitis and multiple sclerosis (MS) .
Proponents of"leaky gut syndrome" claim that many symptoms and conditions are caused by the immune system reacting to germs, toxinsor other substances that have been absorbed into the bloodstream via a porous ("leaky") bowel.
While it's true that some conditions andmedications can causea "leaky" gut (what scientists call increased intestinal permeability), there is currently little evidence to support the theorythat a porous bowel isthe direct cause of any significant, widespread problems.
There is also little evidencethat the "treatments"some peopleclaim help to reduce bowel "leakiness", such asnutritional supplementsand herbal remedies, have any beneficial effect for most of the conditions they supposedly help.
"Leaky gut syndrome" is a proposed condition some health practitioners claim is the cause of a wide range of long-term conditions.
The inside of the bowel is lined by a single layer of cells that make up the mucosal barrier (the barrier between the inside of the gut and the rest of the body). This barrier is effective at absorbi
Exponents of "leaky gut syndrome" largely practitioners of complementary and alternative medicine believe the bowel lining can become irritated and "leaky" as the result of a much wider range of fact
If you have symptoms that are not explained by a diagnosis, it may help to read the topic on medically unexplained symptoms . Such mystery symptoms are surprisingly common, accounting for up to a fift