The intestine is the gateway for nutrients in the body, but it can also be the cause of many bacteria harmful to health. That is why in this post we want to stop at an intestinal flora disorder known as dysbiosis.
On previous occasions, we have seen some tips to get an intestinal flora in perfect condition. This point is an important necessity for the proper functioning of the In spite of everything, there are in our lives an infinite number of harmful habits for the correct conservation of the flora.
What is dysbiosis?
Specifically, dysbiosis consists of an imbalance of the intestinal microflora. This affects its metabolic activity and its concentration and distribution throughout the intestine. On this occasion, we want to stop in this disorder that many people do not know and do not know why it occurs or the consequences it can have on our body.
Dysbiosis, a disorder that consists of progressive weakness of the intestinal flora that affects our general health
This disorder occurs mainly in developed countries due to the abuse of food that is totally harmful to the intestine. In addition, the pace of life we lead can often cause this mismatch.
Disorders that can be carried out in the body
This imbalance in the intestinal flora can cause a series of disorders in the body that we must take into account since in case of suffering from chronic diseases, this simple fact can end up worsening or aggravating them. Therefore, at this point, we will stop at some of the causes that can trigger dysbiosis in our body.
- What dysbiosis does is that our body is subject to a high risk against toxic agents coming from abroad. When the intestine does not function properly, the body will absorb substances that the flora will normally prevent from entering the body.
The disorders generated by dysbiosis are not only digestive, but they can be motor, neuronal
- Constipation and abdominal swelling are some of the most common symptoms that arise from dysbiosis. This can end up in intestinal inflammations and more serious intestinal tract disorders such as the irritable bowel for example, among others …
- The appearance of migraines or rheumatoid arthritis can also result from dysbiosis. These disorders and others such as obesity … that apparently have nothing to do with the intestine, can be the result of a bad intestinal flora.
- To all these pathologies derived from dysbiosis, we can add intestinal candidiasis, since a flora in poor condition is in most cases the entrance to this disorder in our body.
For all these reasons it is necessary that we be able to reinforce the flora and keep it in perfect condition with our rhythm of life. For this, it is necessary to know what will be best for us to achieve it.
Symptoms of dysbiosis
Before going into the detail of what we should do in our day to day, let’s stop at the symptoms that dysbiosis usually presents in people who suffer from it. Many times they are not given the importance they have and there is no remedy in time, as it is a disorder that can remain a long time without being discovered and without being tackled as soon as possible. Therefore it is necessary to detect it:
- First of all, we are going to point out that the tongue usually turns white and there may be intolerance to certain foods.
- The flatulence and constipation are usually other symptoms.
- At a level that is not digestive, itching may appear on the body, especially in the eyes and nose, as well as general nervousness. Skin irritations and redness in the skin are other symptoms that we must take into account, as well as an allergy that had not previously been detected.
- The joint pain is another symptom, and when it appears for no apparent reason.
- At the neuronal level, it can affect us with vision disorders, memory loss, severe headaches. Difficulties sleeping and general tiredness may also appear.
Joint pain, mucosal infections, general weakness, arthritis in certain parts of the body … Some of the effects of dysbiosis
- Dysbiosis can also cause infections in the mucous membranes. For example, in the case of men, it can produce sudden inflammations of the prostate and bladder and even impotence. In women, it can lead to loss of libido, vaginal discharge, pain in the area when having sex. Urine infections, cramps, and itching in the vaginal part may also occur.
As we can see the symptoms can be many and varied and not only digestive. Therefore, dysbiosis is often confused with other disorders, when they actually have their origin in a bad state of the intestinal flora derived from the lack of care in this regard. If it is not stopped in time the symptoms can increase and the ailments too, since we must not forget that we are giving an open letter for microorganisms and toxins to enter the bloodstream with what this means for the organism.
Above all, keep in mind that in most cases food intolerances and allergies occur as an important feature, as in the case of joint pain, they usually occur in the lower body, especially in the hips, knees, and ankles. They can also appear in the form of discomfort in the lumbar part or in the inner side of the thighs, in the part of the abductors.
Habits that can cause dysbiosis
To locate what we are doing wrong or if we are at risk for this disorder, we need to know the eating and living habits that can cause dysbiosis in our body:
- The food we follow is one of the main bastions when maintaining a perfect intestinal flora. Especially the excess sugar or refined carbohydrates. What foods rich in these nutrients do is feed the pathogenic microorganisms that destroy the intestinal flora and more when we have it already weakened. But also with the increase in glucose, these microorganisms will feed through the blood. So we are favoring its proliferation in two ways without even realizing it.
Caring for food, avoiding stress and following a healthy lifestyle, the keys to preventing
- The use of antibiotics is another problem to consider since their function is to kill microorganisms and bacteria in the organisms, among which are those that form the intestinal flora. But others such as candidiasis are not affected and can spread freely without other microorganisms that control them.
- Using other medications such as corticosteroids or synthetic hormones may increase the risk. Corticosteroids greatly decrease our immune system, and hormones destroy nutrients such as vitamin B6, necessary to maintain a strong immune system.
- The consumption of tap water in many cases can pose a risk since the chlorine and fluoride with which many glasses of water are treated are a direct enemy of the intestinal flora, as they help it to weaken without hardly realizing it.
- Constant stress is also a factor that will cause the flora to weaken. Specifically, stress causes the body to release cortisol, and this excess causes the immune system to weaken and with it part of the intestinal flora, in addition to causing glucose levels to increase and continue to favor the proliferation of other microorganisms. They feed precisely on this glucose.
- Do not follow a balanced diet that provides us with the nutrients we need so that the body is another factor that can affect the intestinal flora. That is, if we do not maintain proper nutrition we will get our immune system to weaken, in addition to not getting a proper functioning of the hormonal secretion, the production of gastric juices and with it the correct digestion and assimilation of food. Thus, not being well nourished our body will not protect or function properly, causing other microorganisms to reproduce to the detriment of the beneficial flora for the body.
- Performing bad digestions derived from poor secretion of gastric juices will directly affect the intestinal flora. Mainly this happens when we abuse acidic foods, mainly foods of animal origin. Not secreting the necessary juices will cause digestion to slow down and thus fermentation and rot in the intestine. These processes will produce acidic substances that will affect the intestinal mucosa and with it the flora that covers it.
Some points to consider about dysbiosis
In line with the above, we want to highlight how important it is to follow healthy lifestyle habits. For this, what we recommend is to follow a healthy diet that helps digestion and helps take care of the intestinal flora. The consumption of fiber will help us achieve it, as well as help with infusions and supplements that help us improve digestive processes.
Not making copious meals that slow down the digestion is essential to avoid weakening the intestinal flora and open the door to possible disorders and infections. It is important that we keep this in mind when it comes to preventing these situations that may put our health in check.
No to heavy digestions, yes to fiber, rest and sports as general considerations
Along with this, we must not forget that adequate rest is crucial, so it is important to rest at least seven hours a day. Physical exercise will also be important in order to improve the intestinal transit and the correct state of the flora. Along with this, we can make some days of intestinal cleansing with lighter food that helps us rest the intestine and thus replenish the flora so that it is always in perfect condition.
In this way, taking into account the flora and its health, we will be much healthier and close the door to disorders and diseases, substantially improving our general condition. We should simply pay attention and be aware of it.