Leaky Gut Syndrome
Many specialists believe that the leaky gut syndrome is caused by a wide range of long-term conditions, conditions that are caused by the immune system reaction to germs, toxins or other substances. Scientists call the syndrome as intestinal permeability.
Leaky Gut Syndrome is a condition that can sometimes go undetected for many years. It can also cause many health problems resulting in a number of symptoms and conditions including but not limited to:
- Joint pain
- Mood swings
- Chronic inflammation
- Nasal congestion
- Joint pain
- Bowel disorders
- Memory loss
The insides of the bowel are covered by a single layer of cells. This layer is called a mucosal barrier, a barrier between the inside of the gut and the rest of the body. This barrier plays a very important role. It can absorb nutrients but prevent germs and other large molecules from getting inside the bowel into the bloodstream which will cause serious condition syndromes.
For some reason, the barrier can become less effective and leaky.
Certain painkillers and alcohol can irritate the bowel lining. It can damage the seals between cells allowing some substances to pass through the gaps and into the bloodstream. Some conditions can also cause the bowel lining to become permeable. These medical conditions include but not limited to:
- Crohn’s disease which is an inflammatory bowel disease
- Infection caused by bacteria in the intestines
- Celiac disease
- Chemotherapy medicines
- Cystic fibrosis
- Type 1 diabetes
- Complicated surgery
If you think you are suffering from Leaky Gut Syndrome you should seek medical assistance. You may also be entitled to Social Security Disability Benefits. The SSA considered Leaky Gut Syndrome as a medical condition that would make you eligible for SSDI and SSI. Social Security Administration (SSA) maintains a “Listing of Medical Impairments” (known as the blue book) that automatically qualify you for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).