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7 Silent Signs You Have Leaky Gut Syndrome

The Healthy Logo By Jessica Migala of The Healthy | Slide 1 of 9: Although it's not a medically recognized condition, some health practitioners say that leaky gut syndrome causes a range of symptoms. Your gut is naturally porous—that's how your body absorbs nutrients through the intestinal lining. But should the lining become damaged, larger molecules (called macromolecules) can escape the digestive tract and enter your bloodstream. "It's like the intestinal lining has a skinned knee," says David Edelberg, MD, medical director of WholeHealth Chicago.  The result can be inflammation, bloating, stool changes, and fatigue.
But other doctors and health professionals argue there isn't enough research proving that leaky gut syndrome is a true condition. There's controversy if a leaky gut causes problems outside of the gastrointestinal tract. Many doctors and health professionals don't recognize leaky gut as a diagnosable condition.
Check out what proponents say are potential leaky gut symptoms.

What is leaky gut syndrome?

Although it's not a medically recognized condition, some health practitioners say that leaky gut syndrome causes a range of symptoms. Your gut is naturally porous—that's how your body absorbs nutrients through the intestinal lining. But should the lining become damaged, larger molecules (called macromolecules) can escape the digestive tract and enter your bloodstream. "It's like the intestinal lining has a skinned knee," says David Edelberg, MD, medical director of WholeHealth Chicago.  The result can be inflammation, bloating, stool changes, and fatigue.

But other doctors and health professionals argue there isn't enough research proving that leaky gut syndrome is a true condition. There's controversy if a leaky gut causes problems outside of the gastrointestinal tract. Many doctors and health professionals don't recognize leaky gut as a diagnosable condition.

Check out what proponents say are potential leaky gut symptoms.

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