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 discomfort

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

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 recognise 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 when your body is dehydrated.

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 help alleviate the symptoms:

Balance the levels of fibre in your diet

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

Gargle with water

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

Restrictive eating

Restrictive eating can cause lazy gut syndrome and cause lasting damage to your digestive tract.

How to prevent lazy gut

You should try to put prevention methods in place for sluggish bowel movements. Treating it after its onset 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 improve the symptoms of lazy gut syndrome over time.

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

  • Correcting lazy gut discomfort takes time. Incorporate a high-fiber diet, and probiotic rich supplements into your daily life, such as Enterogermina®.

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