What Causes a Lazy Gut?

Lazy gut syndrome may be unknowingly triggered when the body is subjected to one or more of the following conditions:

Digestive Blockage

The gut relies on muscular motion to move waste in the right direction. When this motion is blocked or slowed by external forces, the digestive tract may become clogged and blocked.

Excessive Medications

Abusing certain medications, especially laxatives, will create imbalance in the gut and inevitably lead to painful symptoms of lazy bowels.

Restrictive Eating

Anorexia and bulimia can onset lazy gut syndrome and do lasting damage to the digestive tract of the individual.

How to Recognize a Lazy Gut

A lazy gut is not hard to identify; the following symptoms are likely to arise simultaneously.


Lazy gut is related to a lack of fluid in the intestinal tract; a form of dehydration. Nausea is a common symptom of dehydration in the body.

Infrequent Stools

Passing fewer stools than normal, as well as inconsistent texture in each stool, is a sure sign of a lazy bowel.

Bloating & Pain

Lazy gut occurs when digestion is slowed, leaving more time for gas production in the stomach. This particular type of bloating is usually painful.

Lazy Gut: Tips & Remedies

Lazy gut syndrome can take refuge in the body for weeks on end. Try the following techniques to alleviate the symptoms:

Balance the levels of fiber in your diet

Fiber-rich foods have been known to make the symptoms of a lazy gut worse. Opt instead for meats, dairy, fruits, and vegetables without skins.

Gargle with water

Doing this rigorously multiple times a day will stimulate the vagus nerve in the palate, and may help stimulate the sluggish bowel.

Consider an enema

Not the most appealing solution, but an enema can help to flush the rectum of any build up of faeces that remain stuck.

How to Prevent Lazy Gut

A sluggish bowel is something you want to put prevention methods in place for. Treating it after its arrival can be incredibly inconvenient, time consuming and painful.

Frequently Asked Questions

We don’t want your lazy gut to become a catalyst for a lazy life. You’ve probably got a few questions for us; check out our FAQ.

  • It won’t be a quick fix, but a fiber-rich diet containing many unprocessed fruits and vegetables can help to improve the symptoms of lazy gut syndrome over time.

  • Lazy gut syndrome can be a chronic condition, but some people use gargling, gagging and enemas to slowly retrain their bowel movements.

  • Correcting lazy gut syndrome takes time. Incorporate a high-fiber diet, and probiotic rich supplement into your daily life, such as Enterogermina's treatment range.

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Enterogermina®’s range will scan the gut for intestinal flora imbalance and deliver billions of good bacteria to treat both the condition and associated symptoms. 1

How can Bacillus clausii help you solve your gut problems?

Bacillus clausii is a type of spore-forming good bacteria that works to rebalance the intestine. When consumed regularly (or as advised by a HCP), it can help to treat and prevent different conditions associated to gut disorder.

Stay Informed

Learn how different daily triggers could be contributing to intestinal disorders, and how a good probiotic could be the ally you never knew you needed!

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