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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Howard Frucht, MR
(505) 983-1307
905 Allahna Way
Santa Fe, NM
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Gastroenterology
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Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Robert Strickland
(505) 272-4750
5th Ambulatory Care Ctr
Albuquerque, NM
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Gastroenterology

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

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Andrzej Jacek Marzec, MD
(505) 272-4755
MSC10-5550 ACC5,
Albuquerque, NM
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Gastroenterology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Akademia Med We Wroclawiu Im Piastow Slaskich, Wroclaw, Poland
Graduation Year: 1993

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Antoine Jakiche, MD
(505) 563-8018
201 Cedar SE Suite 4600
Santa Fe, NM
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Gastroenterology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Damascus, Fac Of Med, Damascus, Syria
Graduation Year: 1989

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Sanjeev Arora, MD
(505) 272-2808
2316 Hannett NE,
Albuquerque, NM
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Gastroenterology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Armed Forces Med Coll, Univ Of Pune, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1979

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James Buchanan Williams, MD
(505) 246-8283
500 Walker St NE
Albuquerque, NM
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Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1986

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S M Shams Tabrez, MD
(505) 623-1443
Roswell, NM
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Gastroenterology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Rawalpindi Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1986

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Kelly Lynn Carson, MD
(505) 622-2606
813 N Washington Ave
Roswell, NM
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Gastroenterology
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Female
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Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1991

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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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