How your Gut May Compromise your Health

Arguably, your digestive system and gut health are one of the leading factors behind a properly functioning immune system. Your gut is one of the primary systems which determines overall health and wellness. Research indicates that 70-80% of immune health is correlated to your digestive system. With your stomach being a lead organ in defending illness and fighting infection before it takes root in your body.

Over the past few decades, researchers have proven just interconnected our digestive system is with our body and the variety of symptoms that can show up when we are struggling with gut related imbalances. Symptoms such as acne, mood disorders, inflammation, chronic pain, fatigue and more are clear indicators of just how interconnected our body systems are.

A larger focus in recent years has been pinpointed to restoring and maintaining gut health in order to bring some balance back to the body and reduce the occurrence of uncomfortable symptoms. Often referred to as “leaky gut,” some researchers indicate that hyperpermeability has been a driving factor into gut related issues. Environmental factors, lifestyle choices, diet, and stress are all contributing factors that lead to damage within our digestive system and cause our inability to properly absorb and digest nutrients. Medications also can play a role in gut imbalances and can easily damage our intestinal tracts.

When actively suffering digestive health concerns, receiving proper nutrition can further complicate problems. Some individuals experience painful symptoms from foods that are necessary for health and ultimately should be making us feel better in the long run. Foods such as fruits and vegetables that are needed for their high nutritional value often contain necessary fiber, however those with digestive health concerns may have a hard time breaking down fiber which can cause discomfort. Other individuals may suffer from food intolerances and may avoid certain food groups.

IV nutrition therapy is beneficial for those who suffer from digestive upset because it bypasses the digestive system and delivers nutrients, fluids, and medications directly into the bloodstream. This allows for greater absorbency rates compared to digestive rates, especially for those who are known to have a medical history of digestive health concerns in which their absorbency rates could be even lower than those who don’t have gut concerns.

IV drips have also been known to soothe inflammation, another common complaint from those who may have gut imbalances. IV hydration therapy can help restore lost fluids due to nausea or diarrhea. Its high performing nutrition can help restore and repair permeability concerns within the gut to help decrease symptoms of leaky gut.