Leaky Gut Syndrome Deming NM

Here’s how it’s thought to work. Normally, as food travels through the small intestine, tiny molecules of fats, proteins, and starches get absorbed through the walls and into the bloodstream. Larger molecules, which include troublemakers like bacteria, toxins, and partially digested food, are shuffled down to the large intestine and out of the body. But people with leaky gut syndrome have tiny openings in the walls of their small intestines.

Thanaa Al Hamad, MD
(505) 544-7280
122 S Gold Ave Ste 3
Deming, NM
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Gastroenterology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Damascus, Fac Of Med, Damascus, Syria
Graduation Year: 1988

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Martin George Kistin, MD
(505) 272-9360
2211 Lomas Ave NE,
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Presbyterian Hospital, Albuquerque, Nm
Group Practice: Digestive Disease Consultants P C

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Martin Stephen Klein, MD
(505) 224-7000
1001 Silver Ave SE Ste 200
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1966

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William Armstrong Brown, MD
(505) 243-3514
500 Walter St NE Ste 510
Albuquerque, NM
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Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1995

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Hossein Mojtahed
(505) 563-8018
201 Cedar St Se
Albuquerque, NM
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Dr.Gabrielle Adams
(505) 563-8018
7788 Jefferson Street Northeast
Albuquerque, NM
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F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1990
Speciality
Gastroenterologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Vijay Premchand Agarwal, MD
(505) 766-5471
200 Oak St NE Ste 7
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kasturba Med Coll, Mysore Univ, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1979

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Thomas Varghese Nattakom, MD
(505) 522-7697
2596 Cheyenne Dr
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chengalpattu Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Chengalpattu, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1982

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Hossein Mojtahedzadeh, MD
(505) 563-8018
10 Eagle Nest Dr NE
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Teheran, Pahlavi Med Sch, Tehera
Graduation Year: 1976

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Patrick Gleason Quinn, MD
(505) 983-5631
1691 Galisteo Suite C
Rio Rancho, NM
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1987

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Leaky Gut Syndrome

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By Catherine Guthrie

Three years ago, Sandy Schottenheimer was, she says, “living on ibuprofen.” Her work as a computer programmer left her with severe carpal tunnel syndrome, and doctors recommended drugstore anti-inflammatories to dull the pain. “I popped them like crazy, usually three or four at a time, and often on an empty stomach,” she says. After she finally had surgery on her injured wrist two years ago, the 45-year-old thought her troubles were over. The shooting pain in her arm had vanished; but then, during her recovery, she was blindsided by an even more debilitating problem.

Within a week of the surgery, Schottenheimer began having severe abdominal pain, bloating, gas, and more than 20 bouts of diarrhea a day. She’d been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) years before, but this felt very different. “My gastroenterologist told me it was just IBS, to ‘go home and live with it,’” she says.

But she could barely eat or sleep, and she didn’t dare leave the house for fear of having another attack. “I went from living on ibuprofen to living in the bathroom,” she says.

Schottenheimer spent the next six months in a twilight zone; just going to work was exhausting. She cut back drastically on her exercise regimen and stopped dining out with friends. Instead, she spent much of her time with doctors. Her general practitioner told her the problem was all in her head, while yet another physician said her stomach produced too much acid. Each new appointment felt like another dead end.

Finally, on the recommendation of a friend, Schottenheimer visited a chiropractor who gave her problem a name: leaky gut syndrome.

Leaky what? The syndrome, he told her, is a little-known problem that’s believed to contribute to stomach illnesses like inflammatory bowel disease. Also known as increased intestinal permeability, it’s been getting more attention lately: Some practitioners think that a leaky gut may trigger or worsen dozens of seemingly unrelated ailments and diseases, including acne, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, fibromyalgia, and even attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism.

“We’re seeing intestinal permeability and related conditions more and more frequently,” says Parisa Saeedi-Mepham, a naturopathic physician at Bastyr Center for Natural Health in Seattle. “As more research is done, I think we’ll find it’s more common than people think.”

Here’s how it’s thought to work. Normally, as food travels through the small intestine, tiny molecules of fats, proteins, and starches get absorbed through the walls and into the bloodstream. Larger molecules, which include troublemakers like bacteria, toxins, and partially digested food, are shuffled down to the large intestine and out of the body.

But people with leaky gut syndrome have tiny openings in the walls of their small intestines. This allows the large molecules to leak into the bloodstream, where the immune system attacks them as foreign invaders. Food molecules th...

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