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Why You Should Never Ignore These Symptoms in Your Gut

Your gut impacts far more than just your digestion. In fact, the health of your gut can affect numerous aspects of your wellness, including your skin, immune system, and even your mood. So, if you start to experience troubling symptoms in your gut, don’t ignore them – they could indicate a more serious health concern. 

Pay attention to the following symptoms in the gut:

Frequent Fatigue

Everyone feels tired after a long day at work or while recovering from a cold. But, if you repeatedly feel fatigued with no obvious cause, the issue could be in your gut. In fact, chronic fatigue is a known symptom of irritable bowel syndrome or IBS. Poor gut health can even cause disrupted sleep, leading to worsened fatigue during the day. 

Sugar Cravings

Serious cravings, particularly for sugar, are a sign of an imbalanced gut microbiome. With an excess of “bad” bacteria in the gut, patients often crave sugary foods. This can create a vicious cycle, as a high-sugar diet can also exacerbate gut problems and increase inflammation throughout the body.  

Skin Sensitivities

In combination with other symptoms, skin sensitivities like eczema, psoriasis, and acne can point to an unhealthy gut. Leaky gut syndrome, for example, can trigger autoimmune responses that irritate the skin. 


We’ve already mentioned that gut health can impact your mood, and it’s a fact worth noting. If you’re experiencing mood swings or worsened symptoms of mental health conditions like anxiety and depression, poor gut health may be at fault.


Migraine has been linked to gastrointestinal disorders, including IBS and celiac disease. If you’re experiencing migraines or severe headaches with no other known trigger, poor gut health could be to blame. 

At The Center for Natural & Integrative Medicine, we consider every aspect of a patient’s wellness to identify possible causes of gastrointestinal upset. Our treatment plans include a variety of functional, naturopathic, and integrative methods to restore balance in the gut. Contact us today to schedule an appointment


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