Anubha Anti-Ageing Medicine
INTESTINAL PERMEABILITY ASSESSMENT
Only food that has been thoroughly digested can be absorbed through the intestinal cells. If there is
damage to these cells and microscopic craters or gaps appear, larger molecules of food, antigens and
toxins can enter the lymph channels. This can evoke an inflammatory immune reaction, which can
further damage the gut lining.
The test involves drinking large molecular weight substances lactulose and mannitol (which would
normally be minimally absorbed through the intestinal lining) the presence, in large amounts, in the
urine may reflect intestinal permeability dysfunction.
The Intestinal Permeability Assessment can infer the likelihood of 'Leaky Gut Syndrome', which can be
the result of abnormal bowel flora (gut dysbiosis-pathogenic bacteria, parasites, fungi), the use of
prescribed drugs (especially anti-inflammatories, chemotherapy), alcohol and caffeine, stress,
environmental poisons and refined carbohydrates. Leaky Gut or increased intestinal permeability may
be associated with a range or degenerative diseases including a range of autoimmune diseases
(Rheumatoid Arthritis/Lupus erythematosis/inflammatory bowel disease/asthma/chemical sensitivity
syndrome and CFS).
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