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The 7 Most Common Systemic Symptoms of a Leaky Gut

How do we know if we have a “leaky gut”? Since 70% of our immune system is located in our digestive tract, poor digestion and absorption becomes a systemic problem. Our whole body feels the effects. This is why discovering and treating a leaky gut is so important.

While the following is not an exhaustive list of symptoms or systems affected by a leaky gut, here are some of the most common:

1. Digestive System

–        abdominal pain

–        indigestion

–        diarrhea

–        constipation

–        bloating

–        gas

2. Respiratory System

–        asthma

–        shortness of breath

3. Muscular System

–        chronic joint pain

–        chronic muscle pain

4. Integumentary System (skin, hair, nails)

–        skin rashes

–        acne

–        eczema

–        psoriasis

5. Nervous System

–        confusion

–        fuzzy or foggy thinking

–        mood swings

–        nervousness

–        poor memory

–        aggressive behavior

–        anxiety

–        fatigue

–        feeling toxic

6. Immune System

–        poor immunity

–        recurrent vaginal infections

7. Urinary System

–        recurrent bladder infections

–        bed-wetting

If you are experiencing some of these symptoms, the best course of action is to speak to a health practitioner that is familiar with leaky gut syndrome.