Leaky Gut Syndrome is usually caused by exposure to substances which damage the integrity of the gut lining of the small intestine. The commonest causes of damage are antibiotics; non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like Diclofenac, Nurofen etc; alcohol; and infection by virus, bacteria or parasite.

Symptoms of Leaky Gut

Symptoms can be wide ranging and include

  • Allergies
  • Fatigue
  • Joint pain
  • Food intolerances
  • Abdominal pain
  • Bloating
  • Skin rashes
  • Feeling toxic
  • Poor memory
  • Poor exercise tolerance

Other Conditions Associated with Leaky Gut Syndrome include

  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Urticaria
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Liver dysfunction
  • Irritable bowel syndrome with food intolerance
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid arthritis treated with NSAIDs
  • Autism
  • Childhood hyperactivity
  • Multiple food and chemical sensitivities

Orthodox Investigation

Clients have  usually done the rounds of GPs and Consultants but have not found any answers to their worrying and uncomfortable condition, including ultrasounds, colonoscopy and gastroscopy

Nutripharm Approach

Patients presenting with symptoms which suggest leaky gut are tested to measure the extent of the increased permeability of their gut. They may also be tested to find out if anything else is fuelling this increase in permeability. An extensive case history is taken, including drug history.

Leaky Gut can be resolved by avoidance of drugs that cause this problem, foods that cause an allergic reaction, diet, dietary supplementation and Herbal Medicine. Support is also given to the liver to help it with the detoxification process.

Every client’s experience of this complex condition is different so there are no set prescriptions. Instead, treatments are formulated to meet each patient’s unique needs. This approach works better than a one-size-fits-all approach.