which is part of the gastrointestinal tract (digestive canal) that extends from the mouth to the anus, may not function properly in some cases. In this case, the small cavities formed cause unwanted substances such as bacteria, food particles or toxins to pass from the intestine into the blood. Thus, the permeable bowel syndrome that occurs can be seen alone, or it can also be considered as a symptom of a different disease. Decaying bowel problem is very common as a secondary problem in diseases such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, which are among the inflammatory bowel diseases in particular. In this case, the permeable bowel syndrome is not considered a disease, but a symptom. Many conditions, such as allergic and autoimmune diseases, liver diseases, can also bring about the picture of permeable bowel syndrome. For this reason, it is very important to carry out the diagnosis and treatment process meticulously in permeable bowel syndrome, to determine the correct treatment approach by determining the exact problem in the intestinal barrier.
What are the Symptoms of Permeable Bowel Syndrome?
Permeable bowel syndrome is not very easy to diagnose through symptoms. This is because the symptoms of the disease are similar to many different health problems. These symptoms, which can complicate or Decelerate the diagnosis, are common symptoms of most gastroenterological diseases. Nevertheless, among the common symptoms of a permeable intestine, the following can be Deciphered:
* Problems with nutrition
* Vitamin and mineral deficiencies
* Causeless weight loss
* Chronic diarrhea, constipation or bloating problem
* Clouding of consciousness and loss of consciousness
* Difficulty focusing
* Constant feeling of fatigue
* Head and joint pains
* Common inflammations in the body
* Skin problems such as acne, eczema, urticaria or redness
As can be understood from the above symptoms, it is still a matter of debate whether permeable bowel syndrome, which overlaps with many different diseases, is a disease or a symptom. In the scientific world, it is also emphasized that this condition may be an important risk factor that leads to different health problems. However Decisively, considering the brain-gut relationship, it is also considered among the possibilities that this disease can lead to conditions such as depression, anxiety and, in October, inflammatory bowel diseases. Today's data are insufficient to fully explore the disease, and with further peer-reviewed studies, it is likely that precise information about the cause of the disease and the problems it brings with it will be reached.
What are the Causes of intestinal permeability syndrome?
Although the causes of permeable bowel syndrome have not yet been fully discovered, certain risk factors that are thought to play a role in the development of the disease can be mentioned. First of all, the barrier contained in the natural intestinal structure is not in the form of a completely insurmountable wall, and the intestines of each individual are permeable to a certain extent. But in some cases, when the level of this permeability increases, health problems begin to appear. Genetic predisposition has an important effect on the high permeability. This predisposition can also cause the body to be more sensitive to changes in the digestive system in some individuals. Apart from these, the risk factors that are thought to cause Decongestant bowel syndrome include the following:
* Excessive alcohol use
* Intense stress
* Disruption of the intestinal microbiota
* Diabetes (diabetes) disease
* Inadequate and unbalanced nutrition
* Autoimmune disorders such as systemic lupus erythematosus
* Allergic diseases
* Infectious diseases
* Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, such as irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's, ulcerative colitis
Some studies have pointed out the possibility that many conditions such as asthma, allergies, acne, certain diseases such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and arthritis, even obesity and mental illnesses may be caused by increased intestinal permeability. For this reason, it is possible that some health problems in different parts of the body may also be a symptom associated with leaky intestines. In order to reach a definitive judgment on this issue, it is necessary to obtain more detailed data.
How is intestinal permeability Syndrome Diagnosed?
As mentioned above, the direct diagnosis of the disease is not easy, since the permeable intestines can share its symptoms with many diseases. Individuals who experience health problems such as constipation, bloating, or chronic diarrhea are likely to have a health problem related to the intestines. Individuals who experience such symptoms should contact gastroenterology specialists and undergo an examination. A stool test performed by taking a stool sample is often preferred in terms of detecting disorders and infections related to the intestinal microbiota. In addition, the Zonulin test is performed to investigate the integrity of the intestine in patients with suspected permeable bowel syndrome. In the event of a problem with the integrity of the intestinal wall, this test is very important for the diagnosis of the disease, since an increase in the level of zonulin in the blood is observed. With the help of endoscopic methods, the digestive tract can be visualized and it can be determined whether there is an inflammation in the intestines that can cause permeability. In the light of the findings obtained, the treatment process of individuals diagnosed with permeable bowel syndrome is shaped by looking at the severity of the disease and the complications it causes.
How is the Treatment of Permeable Bowel Syndrome?
For many physicians, a standard treatment approach is out of the question, since permeable intestines are not considered a medical problem by themselves. Treatment should be planned according to the complications seen in the person, specific to the individual. In the light of the evaluations to be made by the physician and the patient's medical history, a special nutrition plan can be started together with the referral to the dietitian. Planning a diet is the most effective method of treating the disease and controlling the symptoms. If there are foods that cause allergic reactions, cause sensitization in the digestive tract, or trigger irritable bowel syndrome, they should be excluded from the diet. Foods such as yogurt, buttermilk, kefir, pickles containing probiotic bacteria can be added to the nutrition plan according to the person. In some individuals, foods such as meat, milk or eggs worsen the symptoms, so their consumption may need to be reduced or completely excluded from the diet. Minimizing the consumption of artificial sweeteners and refined sugar will also contribute to improving intestinal health. In addition, lifestyle changes can be made to improve intestinal health. Exercising regularly, paying attention to sleep patterns, avoiding stress as much as possible, and quitting this habit if smoking is involved can be very effective in the treatment of permeable bowel syndrome. Since microbiota disorders may be related to intestinal permeability, probiotic supplements can be started with the recommendation of a physician. In addition, the use of unnecessary antibiotics should definitely be avoided in order to protect the intestinal microbiota. In individuals struggling with permeable bowel syndrome, extra precautions may need to be taken in case of starting the use of antibiotics due to a different health problem. Therefore, patients should definitely inform their physicians about this condition. In cases where intestinal permeability is observed due to inflammatory bowel diseases or a different chronic disease, it is very important to continue the treatment specific to the underlying health problem without interruption.
If you are also experiencing symptoms that indicate permeable bowel syndrome, you can get checked by contacting a health care provider. If you are diagnosed with permeable bowel syndrome as a result of examinations and examinations by a gastroenterologist, you can prevent or greatly reduce the disadvantages caused by this condition by adapting to the treatment plan that will be recommended to you.