What’s the Difference Between Leaky Gut and IBS?
Maintaining proper gut health plays a key role in optimizing your personal wellness. Risk factors such as autoimmune disorders, poor nutrition and stress have all been linked to disruption of the gut’s microbiota, resulting in varied GI conditions. However, it’s not always easy to distinguish between common diagnoses. Like many GI disorders, IBS and leaky gut continue to be a mystery to many, so we wanted to break down the differences (and similarities) between the two. What Is Ibs? Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic, functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorder that primarily impacts the large intestine. Though it impacts up to 20 percent of the global population, there is still relatively little known about IBS. Common symptoms include abdominal pain, bloating, constipation and/or
What’s The Connection Between Adrenal Fatigue Thyroid Conditions?
Millions of people are diagnosed with thyroid conditions, many of these people also develop adrenal fatigue. Adrenal fatigue is a condition that involves the adrenal glands becoming weakened due to numerous factors that I’ll be discussing here. Let’s start by talking about some of the symptoms of adrenal fatigue. There are many different symptoms people can experience, but here are some of the more common ones: Extremely tired, especially in the morning Find it difficult to obtain quality sleep Crave sweet and salty foods Feel stressed out most of the time Decreased sex drive There are other symptoms associated with adrenal fatigue, but the ones listed above are some of the more common ones. Many Thyroid Conditions Are
Is Hypothyroidism To Blame For Adrenal Fatigue?
Understanding the Signs and Symptoms Most of us are running on stress, caffeine, and minimal sleep. As a result, insomnia, anxiety, fatigue, and poor digestion seem to have become the new normal. Many practitioners do not specialize in hormones and can easily overlook these common medical red flags. The goal today is to help you understand the difference between hypothyroid and adrenal fatigue symptoms so you will feel more empowered to test, treat, or refer out as needed. Common Adrenal Fatigue Symptoms vs. Hypothyroid Symptoms Thyroid Gland The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland that drapes across the front of your windpipe. It releases thyroid hormone, which controls the growth and metabolism of essentially every part of your body. Hypothyroidism Hypothyroidism is a result of the thyroid
How to Test For Leaky Gut
Increased intestinal permeability, also known as leaky gut, occurs when the barrier between the gut and the bloodstream (mucosal membrane) fails to prevent potentially harmful molecules from entering the bloodstream. These molecules include large fat particles, toxins, and bacteria, which may cause bowel dysfunction and a generalized inflammation in the body, which in turn contributes to chronic health problems such as heart disease, cancer, and dementia. Leaky gut is a syndrome or group of symptoms, not a disease. The Leaky Gut Test Testing for leaky gut is relatively new. The “lactulose mannitol ratio” test or challenge is also known as the Intestinal Permeability Assessment and is used to uncover disorders characterized by changes in gut permeability. During the test, you will be asked
What Causes of Leaky Gut?
Leaky gut occurs when your gut lining becomes too permeable, allowing everything from toxins, bacteria, and undigested food particles to escape your intestines and enter your bloodstream. These particles were never meant to get through, and when they do it leads to a huge increase in inflammation because your body goes into defense mode to attack the unwanted invaders. This can cause a whole host of problems, including digestive issues, food sensitivities, headaches, mood imbalances, skin issues, and even autoimmune disease. In fact, there are 5 characteristics that have been identified as the most common causes of leaky gut. Inflammatory Foods Let’s start with the biggest offender – gluten! Whenever you eat a food containing gluten it’s not only highly inflammatory, it
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy – Types of Medications
Did your doctor recommend hormone replacement therapy, and you’re wondering if this is right for you? Maybe you have questions about the different types of hormone therapy and need some straight answers. Perhaps you want a natural treatment to fix the problem. Both men and women come to Integrative Telemedicine for this therapy and are looking for real information. Most find interesting things online, but ultimately end-up being quite confused by everything they have found. It makes total sense, and you’re not alone. Until you do your research, hormone therapy has been mired in controversy and rumor. One of the most common reasons women use hormone therapy is for menopause. They may also find themselves with low thyroid function, adrenal fatigue, and difficulty