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Irritation On Skin Can Be Because Of Poor Gut Health: Here's How

Poor gut health can cause skin irritation. Skin conditions like eczema can be related to a damaged gut. More than normal levels of inflammation because of a poor diet or food allergies can lead to leakage of certain proteins out of the body. This can make your skin irritated.

Irritation On Skin Can Be Because Of Poor Gut Health: Heres How

Eat gut-friendly foods to improve your skin condition naturally

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Avoid intake of processed and packaged food
  2. Include lots of fruits and vegetables in your diet
  3. Probiotics in yogurt are considered to be beneficial for gut health

Not just immunity but having a healthy gut can also be beneficial for your skin health. The gut is host to millions of microbiomes or microbiota, which take care of metabolism, formation and synthesis of certain nutritional compounds like Vitamin K and immune regulation. Digestive tract is one of the major routes by which one can introduce major allergens in the body. These allergens can increase risk of diseases and negatively affect skin health. Dermatologist Dr Nidhi Singh Tandon further explains the link between gut health and skin, and how a healthy gut can help you have a healthy skin.

How is gut health related to skin health?


In her IGTV, Dr Tandon tries to explain how the kind of food you eat will influence your gut health and skin health. For instance, a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, fibre and antioxidants will provide good bacteria to gut, and improve gut health and skin health simultaneously.

Similarly, if your diet includes more of processed, junk and deep fried foods, then it is going to feed bad bacteria in gut and also worsen skin health.

Poor gut health can cause skin irritation. Skin conditions like eczema can be related to a damaged gut. More than normal levels of inflammation because of a poor diet or food allergies can lead to leakage of certain proteins out of the body. This can make your skin irritated.

Also read: 3 Simple Steps To Keep Your Gut Health In Check

Other risks related to poor gut health

1. Upset stomach: If you experience indigestion symptoms like constipation, diarrhoea, gas and bloating too often, then it could be because of poor gut health.

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Poor gut health can lead to an upset stomach
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2. Unintentional changes in weight: Gaining or losing weight without introducing changes in your diet can be a symptom of unhealthy gut. Unhealthy gut can negatively affect the body's ability to absorb nutrients, regulate blood sugar and store fat.

3. Food intolerances: Food allergies and intolerances may have an underlying reason of poor gut health. Too much bad bacteria in the gut can increase risk of food intolerances.

Including probiotics and prebiotics in your diet, regulating stress, getting enough sleep, eating slowly and chewing your food properly can all help in improving your gut health naturally.

Also read: Gut Health And Strong Immunity: Know The Surprising Link


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(Dr Nidhi Singh Tandon is a dermatologist at The Skin Art Clinic)

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