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Intestinal Premeability Test

Posted by KD on June 13, 2002 at 16:19:49:

Why is the Intestinal Premeability Test a urine test when the problem is in the colon?



Re: Intestinal Premeability Test

Posted by Daisy on June 13, 2002 at 16:31:24:

In Reply to: Intestinal Premeability Test posted by KD on June 13, 2002 at 16:19:49:

The compounds that you take in this test (lactulose and mannitol) should pass through your system undigested and exit your body via your urine. However, if any is lost along the way, then that's an indication that they're actually passing out of the gut and into the bloodstream. The degree to which the compounds are lost indicates how leaky your gut is.



Re: Intestinal Premeability Test

Posted by KD on June 13, 2002 at 23:38:18:

In Reply to: Re: Intestinal Premeability Test posted by Daisy on June 13, 2002 at 16:31:24:

Thanks Daisy but it still doesn't make any sense. I don't see how something goes from your bladder to your colon!

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Re: Intestinal Premeability Test (Archive in functional anatomy.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 14, 2002 at 12:03:11:

In Reply to: Re: Intestinal Premeability Test posted by Daisy on June 13, 2002 at 16:31:24:

Thanks, Daisy.

KD will eventually catch on when he gives your note some thought.

Walt

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Re: Intestinal Permeability Test

Posted by Carol B. on June 15, 2002 at 03:08:22:

In Reply to: Re: Intestinal Premeability Test posted by Daisy on June 13, 2002 at 16:31:24:

Okay, I think I see what you are trying to explain here.

The walls of the intestine absorb the proteins, fats, and sugars (starches) that have been broken down by the digestive process.
These components are absorbed by the bloodstream that circulates in the intestine, to be distributed to the cells of the body, to be used as needed. (When you digest food, more blood is supplied to the intestines, away from the muscles. Which is why your mother told you not to swim right after eating.)

But first the blood passes through the kidneys to filter out extra fluid, protein, etc., and get the balance right. (So if you drink alot of water, the kidneys will filter out the excess, which travels down the ureters to the bladder, and then exits the body via the urethra.)

Since the undigested compounds should exit the body in the bowel movement, any that show up in the urine means that they passed through the walls of the intestine, and were absorbed into the blood stream, and then filtered out by the kidneys, to be excreted in the urine.

This is a simplified explanation, but I hope it helps.



Re: Intestinal Permeability Test (Archive in LGS.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 16, 2002 at 07:28:30:

In Reply to: Re: Intestinal Permeability Test posted by Carol B. on June 15, 2002 at 03:08:22:

Thanks, Carol B.

Namaste`

Walt

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