Scoliosis is referred to as the curving of the spine in an unexpected way. The spine or the backbone in our body is straight, but if you look at a person suffering from scoliosis, you will notice that the shape of the spine is something as that of a “C” or an “S”. Our backbone or the spine is what controls the movements of our body. Various nerves are generating from this body part and thus makes up to be an important component of the body.
What causes Scoliosis?
It is something that is that gradually progresses once a body starts growing. It starts from adolescence and continues till the body reaches the ultimate growth limit after a certain age. It is something that is common amongst women more than men due to weaker bone density. Unless the ailment is diagnosed early, there are chances that it may affect vital organs of the body such as lungs and the heart and also limit you from performing daily activities and make you less active.
How to diagnose Scoliosis?
While you look at a person having an improper posture such
Leaky gut syndrome is a poorly understood medical condition which is largely unknown to even many practitioners in the field. It is an intestinal disorder caused by an increase in the permeability of the lining of the gut. This causes two kinds of problems:
- interference with the filtration and absorption mechanism
- breach of the protective barrier and immune function of the gut
What Happens In Leaky Gut Syndrome?
When the lining of the small intestine becomes weak or injured in parts, it is no longer able to serve as a barrier between the gut contents and the blood stream. Normally, the cells lining the bowel serve as a front line of defence, in the same way as a wall protects a building – it keeps strangers and enemies out.
With leaky gut syndrome, the barrier is breached leading to bacteria and toxins from bowel contents being able to seep through and enter the blood stream, causing a variety of problems. Partially digested food, bacteria, fungi and other elements of the bacteriome that is normally found in intestinal contents now has free access to all parts of the body.
Even highly trained doctors can miss the signs of some common but serious conditions, especially when they present with nonspecific symptoms that could be almost anything.
So although laypeople should not be expected to second-guess medical professionals when they seek advice, it does not hurt to keep some common possibilities in mind. But don’t take my word for it: Ask Dr. Judy Stone, an infectious disease specialist who regularly writes for Forbes. (Disclosure: Stone is also my wife’s cousin.)
In a recent Forbes column, Stone used the death of actress Patty Duke to draw attention to the dangers of sepsis. (1) Sepsis, an overwhelming inflammatory response to infection, caused Duke’s death at the age of 69, according to a statement from her agency. It also affects over 1 million Americans a year. Sepsis can cause severe organ damage and, in 40 to 50 percent of severe cases, death; it ranks eleventh as a cause of death in the U.S. overall. Yet many Americans remain unaware of the condition, according to a survey commissioned by the Sepsis Alliance last year.
We do not know the details of Duke’s
Celiac disease symptoms are often confused with the less popular condition called Leaky Gut Syndrome, since they are similar and caused by almost the same mechanisms. While one is a genetic condition, the other is of unknown cause.
Celiac disease is a genetically determined hypersensitivity to gluten in the diet. Gluten is the primary protein found in wheat, rye and barley. Celiac disease is also known as gluten-sensitive enteropathy and sprue. The condition affects the small intestine lining, affecting its ability to absorb nutrients after digestion.
Celiac disease symptoms can be classified into the ones which affect the digestive system and others that are found outside the intestinal tract. The major symptoms of the condition include:
1. Weight Loss
One of the most widely described celiac disease symptoms is weight loss. People suffering from the condition have a reduced appetite leading to loss of weight. Because they are unable to absorb nutrients and minerals, the lack of adequate nutrition leads to a catabolic state which manifests in the form of weight loss. Infants and young children are more likely to be diagnosed with celiac disease on this basis than adults.
2. Diarrhea and Fatty Stools
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Gluten intolerance can be a troublesome and severely symptomatic condition. Once diagnosed, the treatment is relatively simple. But many sufferers are not even aware of what causes their problems.
The symptoms of gluten intolerance are the consequence of an immunological problem where the body mistakenly launches a defensive attack on foreign protein. When combined with malnutrition, this autoimmune assault can cause severe intestinal symptoms.
Within the small intestine, the lining is made up of folds called villi. These help increase the surface area to facilitate better absorption of ingested food. In gluten intolerance these villi gradually die, which results in the bowel being unable to handle proteins in wheat, barley or rye. As a consequence, malnutrition occurs which further compounds the situation.
Symptoms of Gluten Intolerance
Early in the condition, patients notice bloating and gas. This is seen more often after a meal that includes foods containing gluten. Fatigue, constipation and dizziness are also features of severe gluten insensitivity.
In later stages of the disorder, diarrhea alternating with constipation occurs in combination with some of the following symptoms:
- stomach cramps
- chronic fatigue
- frequent headache
- tingling sensations or numbness in the hands and feet
- night sweats
- wheezing and other allergies
- skin rash and dermatitis