The common cause prolonged use of antibiotics, hypochlorhydria and achlorhydria.antiulcer medications and antacids, high consumption of sugar and all can lead to dysbiosis.The common symptoms are flatulence, bloating, intestinal pain and inflammation, cramping and constipation and/or diarrhea.Dysbiosis may be controlled with diet and antimicrobial therapy. There are four different forms of dysbiosis. Treatment will vary accordingly. It is best to consult a gastroenterologist and start treatment accordingly. A history and physical examination will determine which diagnostic tests will be most appropriate. I hope it helps.
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can you tell me if a dysbiosis could point to something larger like celiac or intenstinal permeability? I am asking because I have a lot of health issues (skin conditions,joint paint,mental fog) which I have no explanation for. The doctors usually don't know what I have. What if the colon is the explanation?
But the problem is that I already went to a gastrologist in the past and asked him about leaky gut syndrome and he didn't know what that is. Seems like this problem isn't very known.
The issue of leaky gut is quite well known by those having a problem with it, but it doesn't seem as if docs have really picked up on the issue, unfortunately.
If you think you might be gluten-sensitive in any form, you may want to consider checking it out by doing a fecal antibody test and/or gene test via Enterolab.com. I'd suggest starting with the gene test because it will indicate whether you're carrying celiac, gluten-sensitive, or no-gluten-issue genes. That single test puts a lot of information at your finger tips. It doesn't tell you whether those genes are 'active,' but if you're having digestive issues that could suggest the problem, taking gluten out of your diet could make you feel a lot better while you're trying to sort through any other issues. Also keep in mind that something like 50% of those with gluten issues cross-react to casein, the major protein in dairy.
Joint pain and brain fog are well-known to those who have gluten issues - either celiac or sensitivity. There are other conditions that can cause it, but do check out the possibility of gluten problems.