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Poor gut health can trigger stress response: Here’s why


Published on Feb 08, 2024 03:40 PM IST

  • From gut-health connection to effects on gut lining, here’s how poor gut health can trigger stress response.

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Published on Feb 08, 2024 03:40 PM IST

Maintaining a healthy gut helps in several health processes. Poor gut health can have a deep impact on the body. “Poor gut health can contribute to chronic low-grade inflammation and understand its potential link to cortisol dysregulation,” wrote Nutritionist Marina Wright. Here’s how poor gut health can trigger our body’s stress response.(Unsplash)

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Gut is home to a number of microbiomes that help in maintaining good gut health. Factors such as poor diet, environmental factors and infections can contribute to imbalance in gut microbiome. (Unsplash)
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Gut is home to a number of microbiomes that help in maintaining good gut health. Factors such as poor diet, environmental factors and infections can contribute to imbalance in gut microbiome. (Unsplash)

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The imbalance in gut microbiome can affect the gut lining, leading to leaky gut. Gut lining is the protective barrier that prevents harmful substances from entering the bloodstream. (Unsplash)
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The imbalance in gut microbiome can affect the gut lining, leading to leaky gut. Gut lining is the protective barrier that prevents harmful substances from entering the bloodstream. (Unsplash)

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As soon as the gut barrier is compromised, harmful substances and toxins start entering the bloodstream, triggering an immune response and inflammation. (Unsplash)
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As soon as the gut barrier is compromised, harmful substances and toxins start entering the bloodstream, triggering an immune response and inflammation. (Unsplash)

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The inflammation in the gut sends signals to the brain, leading to increased release of Cortisol, the primary stress hormone. (Unsplash)
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The inflammation in the gut sends signals to the brain, leading to increased release of Cortisol, the primary stress hormone. (Unsplash)

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Chronic inflammation can lead to dysregulations, leading to disruptions in Cortisol production and affecting the body's stress response. (Unsplash)
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Chronic inflammation can lead to dysregulations, leading to disruptions in Cortisol production and affecting the body’s stress response. (Unsplash)



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