Gastroenterologist Lebedeva: fatigue and eczema may indicate leaky gut syndrome

Gastroenterologist Dilyara Lebedeva explained what “leaky gut” is and what symptoms may indicate this pathology. In this case, we are not talking about real “holes” or injuries.

Increased intestinal permeability, also known as leaky gut syndrome, is a condition in which the intestinal wall becomes more permeable than normal. This can allow harmful substances, bacteria and food particles from the intestines to enter the bloodstream and cause inflammation and other negative reactions in the body. That is, along with useful substances, bacteria and toxins enter the blood.

Lebedeva points out the following symptoms:

  • Fatigue and lethargy
  • Skin problems: acne, eczema, rosacea
  • Bloating and heartburn
  • Stomach pain
  • Intolerance to certain foods
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  • Diarrhea or constipation.
  • Increased nervousness, mood swings
  • Problems with sleep

What leads to this condition ? 

  • Frequent consumption of heavy fatty foods.
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases.
  • Impaired balance of intestinal microflora
  • Alcohol and smoking.
  • Uncontrolled medication use.
  • Hormonal imbalance.
  • Stress.

— These factors lead to cracks in the intestinal mucosa, and harmful substances penetrate inside, < /i>—the doctor noted in her blog.

Treatment for leaky gut usually involves changing your diet, eliminating foods that can cause inflammation, taking probiotics to restore healthy microflora, as well as managing stress and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

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Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.

Dilyara Lebedeva Dilyara Lebedeva Medicine, gastroenterologist