Surprising Symptoms of Poor Gut Health

When we think about the health of our bodies, I think it’s safe to say that most of us take other things into consideration besides our digestive health, but this aspect of our health is just as important as any other part of our body. At the very least, it’s easy to tell that your gut health is not the best when you experience a stomach ache or other digestive issues.

However, the importance of the health of your stomach goes much deeper than many of us may have previously thought. Scientists have been able to point out a strong link and connection between the health of the digestive tract, and a person’s mental health, and it turns out that poor digestive health can cause a whole host of other negative issues in the body as well. I found out about some of the more surprising symptoms of improper gut health from an article I read by Care 2, and I’d like to share the information I learned here with you.

Most of us can easily tell that the health of our digestive and intestinal tracts is out of whack whenever we experience a stomach ache, bloating, cramping, or any common issue like one of more of these. However, poor gut health can also affect other areas of the body that seem to have nothing to do with stomach health. If you are unsure about whether you are maintaining a health gut or not, you may want to check to see if you have some of the following symptoms that are currently unexplained by any other health issue you may have.

As it turns out, sometimes people with high levels of acne, even in adulthood, are simply not getting the nutrients they need to keep the bacteria in their guts happy; as a result, oil production increases and leads to more breakouts all over the body, especially on the face and back. People who tend to get many cold sores or even rashes from eczema are also more than likely experiencing some of the more unusual signs of poor gut health.

Fortunately, the majority of the time, all a person has to do to improve their stomach health is to load up on probiotics. Probiotics are the good kind of bacteria that keep your digestive tract running smoothly. You can get probiotics from foods such as yogurt and kefir (just be sure that Lactobacillus is listed as an active ingredient in these foods). Fermented foods such as kimchi, miso, and pickles are also full of healthy and gut-friendly probiotics.

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