Is your gut leaky? Take this quiz to find out

Updated on:14 August 2022, 14:31pm IST

Are your pooping habits unhealthy? If so, or if you’re not sure, take this quiz to find out if you have a leaky gut or not.

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An unhealthy gut can lead to a slew of issues. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

They say the way to the heart goes through the stomach, and it’s true. An unhealthy gut can be a breeding ground for a series of illnesses – chronic and auto-immune and hormonal imbalances. Weight issues, acne and pimples, pigmentations, skin issues, brain functions etc. have their roots deep in the functioning of the gut. We must have tried various detox recipes and formula based nutrition to tackle gut health issues. However, it is to be noted that there is no shortcut to reaching your optimum well-being.

It is crucial to care for the health of your gut, maintaining the right balance of these microorganisms, as it is crucial for physical and mental health, as well as your immunity. While maintaining your gut health, it is important to remember that too many bad or unhealthy microbes can increase the risk of inflammation and disease. Whereas, healthy gut bacteria can protect you from disease, keep inflammation low, and even promote mental health.

So, go ahead and take this quiz especially designed by Dr Manoj Kutteri, Medical Director at Atmantan Wellness Centre, for Health Shots, to help you identify if your gut health is on track or not.

01

Do you feel the need to go to the toilet each time you have food?

02

Do your bowel movements alternate between constipation and diarrhea?

03

Do you feel fatigued after having a meal?

04

Do you experience frequent bloating immediately after eating?

05

Do you struggle with allergies?

06

Do you experience any skin issues such as rashes, acne, eczema, or psoriasis?

07

Do you feel disturbed sleeping after eating a sugary meal for dinner?

08

Does your eating pattern affect your mood?

09

Do you crave sweet or baked foods such as cakes and pastries?

10

Do you experience frequent pain or cramps in the stomach?

11

Do you frequently require over the counter medicines for acidity or reflux?

12

Do you suffer from iron deficiency anemia?

13

Do you feel your energy varies throughout the day from high to very low?

14

Do you have a history of taking frequent painkillers or antibiotics?

15

Do you struggle to lose weight or manage your optimum weight?