Posts Tagged ‘leaky gut’
Treating Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome as a Chronic Disease
In 2011 the American Urological Association (AUA) provided guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Interstitial Cystitis and Bladder Pain Syndrome. The guidelines provide great insight into pharmaceutical interventions but missed out on a lot of the contributing factors. Treating any chronic disease requires discussion regarding social, environmental, dietary factors which contribute to both prevention…Read More
What Is Leaky Gut?
What are Abdominal Migraines? Abdominal migraines are a common cause of chronic and recurrent abdominal pain in children. It is characterised by moderate to severe abdominal pain. The pain can be localized to the midline or around the belly button for some. For others, the pain may be diffuse and migratory. Are Abdominal Migraines an…Read More
How Does Leaky Gut Start?
Leaky gut, or intestinal permeability, describes the loss of intestinal barrier function where things leak through that shouldn’t. Our intestinal tract is complex – it’s responsible for the digestion and absorption of the nutrients we consume, but it’s also exposed to food antigens, commensal bacteria, pathogens and toxins . We have a specialized barrier to…Read More
The Dangers of Using Acid Blockers Long Term
Patients taking acid blocking medications may experience adverse effects if those medications are taken long term. The medications are not recommended for long term use. This article will discuss the specific negative consequences of having deficient or no stomach acid. What Are Acid Blockers? Acid blockers aim to reduce the stomach’s production of hydrochloric acid…Read More