Leaky Gut Syndrome General Information

A blog about leaky gut syndrome

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Leaky Gut Syndrome Symptoms

Diagnosing leaky gut syndrome can be a real pain for doctors and medical practitioners alike because most of the leaky gut syndrome symptoms are not related to the gut. Due to most of the leaky gut symptoms seemingly unrelated to the gut, what happens is that practitioners often treat the symptom instead of the underlying root cause of the said symptom, which is leaky gut. This is just a temporary fix. If the root cause is not fixed, these symptoms will just come back, and it may even be worse than before.

discomfort due to leaky gut symptoms

There are many leaky gut syndrome symptoms. Most of them are not directly related to the gut. So why would you even consider the idea that you have leaky gut syndrome if what you’re suffering from is not really related to the gut?

Well, in order for people to function daily, we need to eat. If you have leaky gut , the intestinal lining is damaged and becomes “leaky” so unwanted substances, toxins and undigested fat and proteins are “leaking” from the gut. The more we eat, the damage increases, allowing more foreign substances to enter the bloodstream and this causes various leaky gut syndrome symptoms to appear. The symptoms are:

Breathing Difficulties

Breathing difficulties are common symptoms of leaky gut syndrome. The conditions and disorders listed below are some of the symptoms and since it is quite unrelated to the gut, it is hard for doctors and specialists alike to associate them to the gut.

  • Asthma
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Bronchitis
  • Recurring Colds and Flu

Skin Conditions

Skin conditions are also associated with leaky gut. These skin conditions are usually treated with medicines and steroid but it will remain if the underlying cause is left untreated.

  • Eczema
  • Vaginal Infections
  • Skin Rashes
  • Recurring Infections

Mood Disorder

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter and the gut is the organ that produces most of it. If your gut is damaged in any way, this hinders its functionality and mood disorders are just some of the results of a gut that is malfunctioning.

  • Frequent Mood Swings
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Aggressive Behavior
  • Nervousness


The digestive tract is responsible for digesting food. If it is damaged, you can expect a lot of digestive issues.

  • Food intolerance
  • Diarrhea
  • Gas
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Constipation
  • Parasites
  • Candida

Neurological Disturbances

Neurological issues can also be attributed to this condition or disorder. Much like the breathing difficulties, it is quite unrelated.

  • Fuzzy Thinking
  • Confusion
  • Poor Memory

Other Leaky Gut Syndrome Symptoms

  • Diabetes
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Unstable Blood Sugar
  • Weight Gain
  • Infertility

If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, then there is a high chance that you may have leaky gut but that is not set in stone. These symptoms also appear in many different conditions and disorders.  Here is a site that can help you more regarding leaky gut syndrome.