There is a growing trend relating to a deteriorating of the intestinal lining, explains Dr. R. Martin (Acupuncture, Homeopathy). This is commonly called leaky gut syndrome where your bodyâ€™s internal lining is weakened and unable to filter the necessary nutrients that you ingest. As a result, the waste that has not been taken care of may potentially leak or leave your intestines and enter your bloodstream. Bloating in your abdominal area as well as increased flatulence and joint pain can be the result of your leaking gut. There are many causes for this which include radiation from a previous operation, drinking alcohol to the extreme, or insensitivity to the food you eat. Left untreated, this disorder can lead to other debilitating diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and asthmatic spasms.