Dr. Andrew Kong & Associates
Leaky Gut The gut is the largest immune system organ. Leaky gut syndrome or intestinal hyper permeability is a condition that happens as a consequence of intestinal tight junction malfunction These junctions are the gateway between your intestines and what is allowed to pass into the blood stream. Toxins, microbes and undigested food particles are some of the things that these intestinal junctions keep out of your blood stream. But having a leaky gut is essentially like having these gates broken from your intestines to your blood stream, allowing many of these particles to escape. When this happens it causes inflammation throughout your body which can lead to a variety of diseases. Leaky gut has been linked as a factor in the development of: • Allergies & Asthma • Autoimmune disease • Eczema and psoriasis • Inflammatory bowel disease • Rheumatoid arthritis • Type 1 diabetes Other Factors That May Arise as a Result of Leaky Gut Dysfunction: • Food Sensitivities • Inflammatory Bowel Disease & Crohn’s disease • Autoimmune Disease • Thyroid Problems • Malabsorption • Inflammatory Skin Conditions • Mood Issues
Leaky gut has a wide variety of causes including stress, medication, poor diet, and other complicating diseases or disorders such as diabetes, lupus, and multiple sclerosis. Most often you will experience inflammation throughout your body causing pain, headaches, poor immune system function and more. Our clinic specializes in the treatment of leaky gut. This is often diagnosed through a urine test done within the office. Through the use of acupuncture, specific supplements, detoxification kits and unique diet plans, our clinic has helped a significant amount of patients overcome their leaky gut. To find out if you have Leaky Gut Syndrome with our simple, painless 2 minutes test, please call (815) 397-8500 to get scheduled today!