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Symptoms of Bad Gut Health

Symptoms of Bad Gut Health, Nutrition, Food as medicine, Functional Medicine

Symptoms of Bad Gut Health

Are you curious to see if your gut symptoms are truly problematic? In this article, we’ll list through symptoms of bad gut health and if you are nodding your head reading through these, this means that gut health must be top priority of your healthy journey. It all starts in the gut!

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Symptoms of Bad Gut Health

Chronic Bloating

Nothing feels worse than feeling bloated and your pant buttons feeling like they are going to explode off. There are a variety of reasons why bloating can occur + it’s important to uncover the root cause through stool testing. Bloating can come from a microbe imbalance in the gut, lacking enzyme production or stomach acid that affects the way you digest food, being stressed, or eating/drinking too quickly.

It could also be food sensitivities, but usually food sensitivities are triggered by a gut imbalance.


Bowel changes are also symptoms of bad gut health. Look at the Bristol stool chart and if you’re on either end of the spectrum, this is giving you a red flag. Constipation (skipping days going to the bathroom or pebbly poop) can further cause gut issues due to throwing off bacterial balance.

Sometimes it can feel like chicken or the egg situation, but getting your bowels to that perfect type 4 is GOALS!

Bristol Stool Chart

Smelly Gas

Smelly gas reasons can come from gut balances, such as bacteria, or food malabsorption! Digestive enzymes matter. It could also show food sensitivities or can be a side effect from medication. PSA: if you’re constipated, this can cause smelly gas. It’s like imagine it working around some stubborn stool (yuck!)

Acid Reflux

In our practice, we’ve never ran a clean stool test with people who struggle with acid reflux. There is always something more going on.

Abdominal Cramping

No one has time for abdominal cramping or excessive gas that is causing gas build up that leads to cramping.

Are you needing help?

Ready to stop these symptoms of bad gut health? Make sure to schedule a FREE 15-minute call with our team, so we can guide you through your game plan and lab testing. Stool testing will be really important here to help you understand the root cause of your symptoms of bad gut health. Our gut health dieticians can help!

You will NOT be DIY-ing it any longer if have anything to say about it.

Lahana Vigliano
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Lahana Vigliano

Lahana Vigliano is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist and CEO of Nuvitru Wellness. She has her Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition Science and Masters Degree in Nutrition Science and Functional Medicine. She is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in Clinical Nutrition. Lahana and her team help support women who struggle with weight loss, hormonal imbalances, digestive issues, chronic fatigue, and many other lingering issues that leaves women not feeling their best. She uses food as medicine, as well as herbs and supplements when needed, to support her clients. She looks at the whole body holistically making sure women are understanding how nutrition, sleep, stress, and their environment impact their health. Connect with her on Facebook + Instagram (@nuvitruwellness).