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Gut Dysbiosis: Symptoms and Natural Support Strategies

Sunday, December 19th 2021 10:00am 12 min read
Dr. Jessica Peatross dr.jess.md @drjessmd

Hospitalist & top functional MD who gets to the root cause. Stealth infection & environmental toxicity keynote speaker.

Gas, stomach pains, constipation, anxiety, brain fog, fatigue, difficulty focusing, pain, and other symptoms may actually be a result of an imbalance in your gut. Your gut is home to many bacteria, some of which are beneficial. Some of those bacteria are harmful; however, the beneficial bacteria keep the harmful bacteria under control. In gut dysbiosis, an overgrowth of harmful bacteria occurs causing an imbalance. This can lead to chronic symptoms and health problems. Fortunately, you can be proactive to restore balance, improve your gut microbiome, and eliminate dysbiosis.

Let’s take a deeper look at dysbiosis, symptoms, causes, and natural support strategies to rebalance your gut microbiome.

What is dysbiosis?

Your gut is home to around 1 trillion bacteria, many of which are beneficial and contribute to your body’s natural processes. As noted above, some bacteria are harmful. You need a healthy balance so your gut remains a healthy foundation for your overall well-being. You don’t want an overgrowth of harmful bacteria.

When an overgrowth does occur, you have gut dysbiosis. This may happen as a result of antibiotics, food sensitivities, an inflammatory diet, bacterial, viral, yeast, or fungal overgrowth, low stomach acid, chronic stress, a high toxic load, poor bile flow, or anxiety. Some symptoms may be mild; however, if you don’t address the problem, the imbalance can result in many unpleasant symptoms.

Gut dysbiosis can lead to more severe symptoms, inflammation, fatigue, chronic pain, and chronic health issues, including leaky gut syndrome, autoimmune conditions, fibromyalgia, thyroid issues, hormonal imbalance, poor immune health, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, neurological issues, cancer, and more.

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