HEALTH

Acne Not Going Away? It May Mean A Poor Digestive System

  • You are overweight and have trouble losing weight
    1 / 5 You are overweight and have trouble losing weight

    Have you been trying to shed your excess weight for some time, but have not been successful? It might be time to check on your digestion. If gut bacteria are imbalanced, that might be a possible reason why you are not losing the weight despite the exercise and dieting.

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  • You have chronic acne and can’t seem to grow out of it
    2 / 5 You have chronic acne and can’t seem to grow out of it

    If you are well beyond puberty but still can’t seem to shake off your chronic acne despite various medications, it might be time to take look within. What we consume has a direct impact on your skin.

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  • You suffer from chronic bloating
    3 / 5 You suffer from chronic bloating

    Suffering from chronic bloating is probably one of the most obvious signs that your gut is not as healthy as you think. If this has been an issue despite changing up your diet, it might be time to seek the opinion of a medical professional to see what he or she has to say about your digestive system.

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  • You don’t sleep well
    4 / 5 You don’t sleep well

    Our gut stores and regulates serotonin, an essential neurotransmitter that induces and regulates sleeping patterns. Not being able to fall and stay asleep is indicatory that there is a chemical imbalance in the gut.

    Related: Can’t Sleep Well? It May Be Hurting Your Mental Health

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  • Your memory isn’t working as well as it used to
    5 / 5 Your memory isn’t working as well as it used to

    Scientists are discovering that there is a correlation between gut bacteria and the brain. The gut is often called the second brain and is home to the nervous system. The nervous system is responsible for sending and receiving messages to and from your brain.

    By Claire Ang for SHAPE

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