Originally, many bacteria are crowded in the intestine to create an ecosystem. When food enters through the mouth, it is decomposed by saliva, gastric juice, pancreatic juice, etc., and is carried to the intestines in a form that is easily absorbed. It nourishes the bacteria, and we take in what the bacteria make and coexist. Like the fungus Candida, it’s nice to have a little, but if it gets too much, it’s very annoying and causes leaky gut syndrome. There are various kinds of people, such as lactic acid bacteria, who are kind and nice.
The area from the mouth to the anus is actually the outside world, and the intestinal mucosal epithelial cells are called tight junctions and do not allow foreign substances to enter from the outside world. It firmly forms a barrier.
- Lactic acid bacteria and the Bacteroides tribe play a role in forming this barrier.
- Bacterial diversity can prevent certain species from overgrowth.
When the intestinal bacteria become poor, the joints of the intestinal epithelial cells crack and loosen, just like in rough land, and they should enter through the gaps.
Toxins such as bad viruses, undigested proteins, and heavy metals that have not been completely decomposed enter the body.
How Leaky Gut Syndrome affects?
It is a syndrome that causes a number of terrifying symptoms and is said to begin with a hole in the intestine. The intestines are originally covered and protected by mucous membranes, which can become thin and punctured. By making a hole in the intestine, harmful substances such as bacteria and toxins that should not be taken into the body will be taken into the body, causing various symptoms.
What are the symptoms of Leaky Gut Syndrome?
- Some intestinal diseases include irritable bowel syndrome and ulcerative colitis
- Abdominal pain
- Women’s organ diseases such as uterine myoma and menopausal disorders
- Allergic symptoms such as pollinosis, food allergies, asthma, and atopy
- Mouth odor and body odor Deterioration, headache, fever, chronic stress, schizophrenia, depression, autism, etc.
Causes of Leaky Gut Syndrome
Various factors are intricately intertwined in the cause of Leaky Gut Syndrome.
For example, due to daily stress, excessive intake of junk food and sugar-containing foods, and indigestion such as overeating, intestinal toxins damage the mucous membrane of the intestinal wall, making it easy for the intestine to leak easily (leaky gut).
Leaky gut is also said to be caused by painkillers, antibiotics, medicines such as steroids and pills, and daily factors such as alcohol and caffeine, nutritional deficiencies, and chronic stress.
These substances inflame the intestinal mucosa and damage the cells of the intestinal tract.
At that time, there is a gap in the “tight junction” (called a tight junction) that connects the cells.
Normally, these “joints” are tightly connected so that substances in the intestinal tract do not leak out of the intestinal tract.
How Leaky Gut Syndrome can be cured?
When the intake of protein is low and the intake of sugar is high, the good bacteria in the intestine decrease, and the bad bacteria increase, the nutrition in the intestine deteriorates. Bad bacteria have the property of accumulating mercury, which inhibits proteolytic enzymes to produce peptides, which further damage the intestinal wall and are absorbed into the blood. On the other hand, the absorption of nutrients such as essential minerals is hindered. Contamination with heavy metals and harmful minerals (mercury, lead, arsenic, cadmium) may cause microorganisms such as yeast and candid a to parasitize. Furthermore, long-term administration of antibiotics worsens the intestinal bacterial flora, thins the intestinal wall, and allows foreign substances and organisms to easily penetrate the intestinal wall in a state where intestinal immunity does not work sufficiently.
This is called “LGS” for short, “leaky gut syndrome” in a state where the intestine (gut) leaks (leak), and since bacteria move into the blood, a blood test for “LGS” In, the concentration of “Alkaline Phosphatase” (Japanese reading alkaline phosphatase abbreviation: ALP) in the serum may increase. ALP includes liver, kidney, osteoblasts, placenta, and small intestine. Cell regeneration is performed as a repair activity associated with necrosis and destruction from five organs, and along with this, ALP synthesis is enhanced and released into the blood. ALP is expected to rise.
Delayed allergies may also be involved in the cause of Leaky Gut Syndrome.
Treatment of Leaky Gut Syndrome
As a treatment, improving your eating habits is the most important thing. The intestines are, of course, greatly affected by what you eat. Therefore, it is important to refrain from sugar foods, food additives, yeast foods, unnecessary medicines, etc. that may damage the mucous membrane of the intestinal tract so that leaky gut does not progress any further.
It is often emphasized that if you do not chew food well, you will have poor digestion and will be prone to “leaky gut syndrome“. It is said that this causes food allergies, so it is important to chew well. Recently, the number of patients with allergies, chronic urticaria, and eczema is increasing, so chew well first.
If you live a stress-free life and your symptoms do not go away even if you eat as regularly as possible, there is also a treatment option called intestinal flora transplantation (fecal transplantation) to improve the intestinal environment.