Leaky gut syndrome in conjunction with autism is still being studied; several studies and research projects are underway to better understand how the syndromes develops, why it is prevalent in autistic children, and how to treat it. Simply put, leaky guy syndrome is the intestinal wall’s inability to keep large, unwanted molecules out. This autism symptom usually indicates that the intestinal wall has been altered to become permeable. Autism-related leaky gut syndrome can occur as a result of increased sensitivity or allergies.
Molecules and substances
Leaky gut syndrome is harmful to one’s health because it allows molecules and substances (such as proteins). That should be filtered out of the intestinal tract to enter the intestines. Because these molecules are typically not allowed inside the gut. The body misinterprets them as a virus or infection and begins to produce antibodies to combat them. As a result, the body recognizes certain foods. As well as any of the body’s regular molecules that are similar to these foods, as harmful. Resulting in an auto-immune disease in which the body attacks itself.
These are just two of the possible outcomes of leaky gut syndromes. Others include the movement of bacteria normally found in the intestinal tract into the bloodstream and causing infection anywhere in the body. As well as the weakening of the liver, which causes more toxins to circulate throughout the body. Leading to a variety of medical problems.
Syndrome by avoiding alcohol
What factors can contribute to leaky gut syndrome? Researchers are still working to fully understand the causes. But current medical diagnoses suggest that a high alcohol and caffeine intake. Certain drugs such as ibuprofen and antacids. Or a high carbohydrate diet can all reduce the thickness of the intestinal wall. Among other things. These are just a few of the possible causes, and the treatments are as uncertain as the causes.
Because leaky gut syndrome causes digestive sensitivity, many parents of autistic children find that putting their child on gluten- and casein-free diets can help. Gluten and casein are both proteins, and consuming them may irritate and inflame a leaky gut syndromes – though this is still being researched. You can also treat leaky gut syndromes by avoiding alcohol, caffeine, ibuprofen, and spicy foods, which can all cause intestinal irritation.
Understanding leaky gut syndrome is a never-ending process for parents of autistic children, doctors, and researchers, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do about it. Knowing that your autistic child may have leaky gut syndromes will help you understand and improve his or her life.