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what now. leaky gut syndrome!?

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Dr. Rick Kirschner
39 years experience General Practice
Intestinal permeabil: When bacteria, undigested protein and fats, and unabsorbed waste leaks out of the intestines and into the blood stream due to a damaged intestinal lining, it can trigger bloating, gas, fatigue, food sensitivities, joint pain and more. There is some reticence in the conventional medical community to recognize it as a condition. Test for it with the mannitol and lactulose test.
Answered on Jun 8, 2014
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Dr. Jill Carnahan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Find an MD trained in functional medicine. This is a real syndrome as described by Dr Fassano in the gastroenterology literature and may be connected to conditions such as eczema, food allergies, and even autoimmune disease. There are various methods to test and treat these kinds of imbalances in the gut. http://doccarnahan.blogspot.com/2012/04/leaky-gut-syndrome-linked-to-many.html
Feb 17, 2013
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Real, but...: Don't accept the diagnosis of "leaky gut" syndrome without some real testing -- absorption of sucrose or mannitol. "Non-traditional healers" will diagnose this in most anyone, or encourage self-diagnosis. Use discernment and get a couple of opinions if you are asked to undertake something difficult.
Answered on May 21, 2020
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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Leaky gut: Leaky gut is caused by inflammation which disrupts the gap junctions of your small bowel. https://thedocstu.blogspot.com/2020/02/what-is-leaky-gut-syndrome-and-how-to.html
Answered on Jun 18, 2020

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