Leaky Gut Syndrome Sioux Falls SD

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.

Michael Patrick Mc Guire, MD
(605) 342-3280
PO Box 6020
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1984

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Larry W Schafer
(605) 322-8630
1001 E. 21st St., Ste. 501
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Dr.Tim Ridgway
(605) 328-8500
1500 W 22nd St #102
Sioux Falls, SD
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Gastroenterologist
General Information
Hospital: Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Edward Louis Burkhalter
(605) 322-8630
1001 E. 21st St.,
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialty
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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Stephen E Nanton
(605) 322-3666
1001 E. 21st St., Ste. 010
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialty
Pediatric Gastroenterology

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Jorge Alberto Gilbert, MD
(605) 328-8500
1500 W 22nd St Ste 101
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Catol De Santiago De Guayaquil, Fac De Med, Guayaquil, Ecuador
Graduation Year: 1989

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Fernando Zapata Gomez, MD
800 E 21st St
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Del Valle, Div Of Cien De La Salud, Cali, Colombia
Graduation Year: 1987

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Eric Scott Rolfsmeyer, MD
(605) 336-1593
1201 S Euclid Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd
Group Practice: Surg Assoc Ltd

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Asish Mukherjee, MD
(605) 357-1370
2501 W 22nd St
Sioux Falls, SD
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Univ Of Calcutta, Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Mc Kennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd; Royal C Johnson Vets Mem Hosp, Sioux Falls, Sd; Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd
Group Practice: University Physicians Clinics

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Dr.Jeffrey Murray
(605) 328-8500
1201 S Euclid Ave #510
Sioux Falls, SD
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Gastroenterologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.0, out of 5 based on 10, reviews.

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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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