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Doctor insights on: Over The Counter Treatment For Leaky Gut Syndrome

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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What is the cure for leaky gut syndrome lgs?

What is the cure for leaky gut syndrome lgs?

You're free to try: "Leaky gut" is a pop diagnosis that may be real. You do need to know that the general medical community has been reluctant to accept it despite 20 years of promotion and a bona fide testing system (sucrose / mannitol absorption). If you are disappointed in the results of a treatment protocol, perhaps the diagnosis should be re-examined and another cause of your symptoms sought.

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Leaky Gut Syndrome (Definition)

Leaky gut syndrome is a condition where there is an altered lining of the intestines, allowing some of the food items being digested to be absorbed before they are fully broken down ...Read more


Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Which type of foods help heal leaky gut syndrome?

Which type of foods help heal leaky gut syndrome?

Garbage label: The gut really doesn't leak. If it did, the germs would get into your blood & you would die. Many use this label to promote various tests and supplements to "heal your leaky gut".Most are a gimmick. If you have true issues like IBS/celiac your injured gut can improve if you identify & avoid your food intolerances/allergies. Probiotics can also help. Beware the comment you have yeast in your gut it's nl

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Dr. Powlin Manuel Dr. Manuel
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
47 years in practice
Kerala University, Medical College Thiruvananthapuram
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What are the symptoms associated with leaky gut syndrome?

Leaky gut syndrome: The leaky gut syndrome denotes the significance of the role of immune system with regards to its barrier function. What that means is that the lining of the intestine fails to carry out the role of protecting the body. This would be similar to the role of normal skin in protecting us from external world – with so many bacteria that could cause infections, the effect of weather changes, and the eff.

Dr. Liesa Harte Dr. Harte
Family Medicine
25 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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I am pretty sure I have leaky gut syndrome; how do I diagnose this?

I am pretty sure I have leaky gut syndrome; how do I diagnose this?

Leaky gut syndrome: You could have a special test for this using lactulose and mannose. You could also have an IgG test for a panel if foods, and if you react to quite a few of them, you can assume that you do have "leaky gut" or increased permeability of the gut. In my practice we usually just do the IgG panel.

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Dr. Liesa Harte Dr. Harte
Family Medicine
25 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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Can you tell me how I could get checked if I have leaky gut syndrome?

Can you tell me how I could get checked if I have leaky gut syndrome?

Leaky gut syndrome: You could have a special test for this using lactulose and mannose. You could also have an IgG test for a panel if foods, and if you react to quite a few of them, you can assume that you do have "leaky gut" or increased permeability of the gut. In my practice we usually just do the IgG panel.

Dr. Stevan Cordas Dr. Cordas
Internal Medicine
53 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Can leaky gut syndrome increase risk of crohn's?

Can leaky gut syndrome increase risk of crohn's?

Crohn's disease: No. Some degree of altered permeability of the affected areas can be expected in crohn's disease however.

Dr. Holly Maes Dr. Maes
Pediatrics
32 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Does leaky gut syndrome really cause autism?

Does leaky gut syndrome really cause autism?

No: Many kids with autism have digestive problems. There is a problem with the calcium channels at the cell level in autistic spectrum disorders in both brain cells and some of the cells in certain parts of the digestive system. But the digestive problems are just another symptom, not the cause of the disorder.

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Dr. Sidney Vinson Dr. Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
23 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Does leaky gut syndrome mean you have to avoid alcohol or some neuro medications completely?

Does leaky gut syndrome mean you have to avoid alcohol or some neuro medications completely?

See below: Leaky gut syndrome is not an established medical diagnosis. If your have gastrointestinal issues I recommend being evaluated by your primary md or gastroenterologist.

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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How do I know if I have leaky gut syndrome?

How do I know if I have leaky gut syndrome?

"Pop" diagnosis: Mainstream medicine knows little about the impact of food choices on overall health. "Leaky gut" is real and it's at the physician's discertion with informed consent to the patient. You do need to know that any suggestion that most autoimmune disease or mental illness is due to "leaky gut" would be, at this time, irresponsible.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What are the known causes to cause leaky gut syndrome?

What are the known causes to cause leaky gut syndrome?

Be discerning: "Leaky gut syndrome" is a "pop" / "fad" diagnosis based on some work in the 1980's suggesting that some people have extra-permeable intestinal linings. Supposedly this causes most / all disease. The simple test using the ability to absorb sucrose molecules intact could show that it's real; the burden of proof remains on believers. If you decide you have this, you'll never fell well again.

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale Dr. Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
69 years in practice
University of London, St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College
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My son was diagnosed with leaky gut syndrome! What is that?

My son was diagnosed with leaky gut syndrome! What is that?

Exactly that: Microscopic "holes" in the bowel wall permit the peptides of milk and wheat to pass into the blood and travel in the blood to the brain. This is common in autistic spectrum disorder and I have to assume that your son is within that spectrum. Ask the autism research institute in san diego for reference to a defeat autism now physician.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Does anyone here treat leaky gut syndrome or understand the disease?

Does anyone here treat leaky gut syndrome or understand the disease?

Be discerning: This "pop" / "fad" diagnosis is based on one lab's work from the 1980's; the simple test is the ability to absorb sucrose molecules intact, and most of the scientific community remains skeptical that it's a distinct entity, that it causes most if not all symptoms, and so forth. If you self-diagnose with a "fad" diagnosis, you'll never feel well again -- you'll notice that nobody ever gets cured.

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Dr. Randy Baker Dr. Baker
Holistic Medicine
36 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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Is yerba mate safe to drink with healing lgs (leaky gut syndrome)?

Is yerba mate safe to drink with healing lgs (leaky gut syndrome)?

Safe in moderation: In researching your question I learned some interesting info. I knew yerba mate was a rich source of vitamins & antioxidants and is purported to have many health benefits. It also has caffeine & theobromine & thus a stimulant. Nothing in it should aggravate lgs & many of it's nutrients may help lgs to heal. But I also learned that heavy consumption is associated with risk of GI cancers! See comment:.

Dr. John Goldman Dr. Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
51 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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Could leaky gut syndrome cause a western blot band 41 to be positive?

Could leaky gut syndrome cause a western blot band 41 to be positive?

41 KD not diagnostic: The 41 kd result is not specific. I cannot incriminate the leaky gut as the reason for the 41 kd

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Say I got rid of the worms I had, could leaky gut syndrome be mistaken as thill having the worms?

Say I got rid of the worms I had, could leaky gut syndrome be mistaken as thill having the worms?

Whoa: Don't accept a diagnosis of either "worms" or "leaky gut syndrome" from a non-evidence-based practitioner. If you actually have a helminth infection, you need to get effective treatment.

Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Why is leaky gut syndrome not accepted by medicine? It seems to make sense-insuf metab molec's enter blood trigger autoimmune complexes etc etc

Why is leaky gut syndrome not accepted by medicine? It seems to make sense-insuf metab molec's enter blood trigger autoimmune complexes etc etc

We are science-based: There are many theories for many disorders, which shows that people are thinking and imagining the possibilities... And that is a great thing. Of course, it is the 21st century now, and no theory should be believed until it is shown to be true. That's the role of scientific research. So, no matter how good a theory sounds, it gets believed only when there is good research evidence to support it.

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Dr. William Singer Dr. Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
47 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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Autism and leaky gut syndrome relationship or just hype?

Autism and leaky gut syndrome relationship or just hype?

Science support: There are many reputable physicians who hold to the concept of leaky gut syndrome. However there has not been consistent data supporting treating the intestinal problem and an improvement in autism features.

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Dr. Lisa Rankin Dr. Rankin
ADHD & Autism
21 years in practice
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
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Autism and leaky gut syndrome relationship? Based on junk science again, or is it something real?

Relevant for some: Although leaky gut has in the past not been considered a legitimate condition it is slowly being recognized as a valid entity and not just in patients with autism. It is related to the disruption of the normal gut flora and balance in the gastrointestinal tract. This can be triggered by antibiotic use, steroids, and chronic stress. All of these are increased which is why we see more patients.

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Dr. Jack Mutnick Dr. Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
13 years in practice
University of Nevada School of Medicine
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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Is yeast in the stool considered leaky gut syndrome?

Is yeast in the stool considered leaky gut syndrome?

No: Yeast is normally present in the stool and may account for 5% of the dry weight.

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