Leaky gut syndrome is not well understood. It is a gut problem caused by an increase in the permeability of the lining of the intestine. It leads to abnormalities in the filtration and absorption mechanism along with a breach of the defensive functions of the gut.
What Happens In Leaky Gut Syndrome?
When the mucous membrane of the small bowel gets weak or damaged in parts, it cannot serve as a barrier between the gut contents and the blood. Just like a building’s wall keeps strangers out, this lining is supposed to protect the body against invaders within the gut.
With leaky gut syndrome, the barrier is breached. As a result, bacteria and toxins from bowel contents enter the blood stream, causing a variety of problems.