Diagnosis of Leaky Gut

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3rd Nutritional Therapeutics 1 Flashcards on Diagnosis of Leaky Gut, created by carlymerlo on 07/31/2013.
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How do you make a diagnosis of Leaky Gut? Lactulose/mannitol permeability test
What does a low level of mannitol suggest? A low level of mannitol suggests possibly malabsorption issues
What does high levels of mannitol suggest? This suggests increased transcelular absorption (Leaky Gut)
What does high levels of lactulose suggests? High levels of lactulose suggests increased paracellular absorption (Leaky gut)
What does a high lactulose/mannitol ratio suggest? Increased intestinal permeability to large molecules
What are other supportive test that can be conducted to diagnose leaky gut? Functional digestive stool analysis - to check if there is reduced butyrate
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