Gastroenterologists Birmingham AL

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Basil I Hirschowitz, MD
(205) 934-7954
703 19th St S ZRB 633,
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Witwatersrand, Med Sch, Johannesburg, So Africa
Graduation Year: 1946

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John Timothy Boyle, MD
(205) 939-5833
1600 7th Ave S Ste ACC618 Ste ACC618
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1972

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Brendan Martin Mc Guire, MD
(205) 975-5676
Univ Of Al Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: University Of Alabama Hosp, Birmingham, Al
Group Practice: Univ Alabama Health Services Foundation At Kirklin Clinic

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Gary Anthony Abrams, MD
(205) 975-5676
1530 3rd Ave S MCLM 286,
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1990

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Joanna Leigh Siegel, MD
(205) 918-1471
833 Saint Vincents Dr Ste 300
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1999

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Vincent Cyril Schooler, MD
(205) 996-2863
703 South 19th Street,
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 2000

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Dr.Stephen King
(205) 933-5744
2151 Highland Ave S # 225
Birmingham, AL
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1995
Speciality
Gastroenterologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.1, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Philip Doyle Smith, MD
(205) 975-9254
ZRB 633 703 19th Street South,
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1973

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Timothy Baines Murray, MD
(205) 932-7199
PO Box 3833 Saint Vincents Drive Suite 503
Birmingham, AL
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1994

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Charles Melbern Wilcox, MD
(205) 934-6936
703 S 19th St,
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1983

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How Healing the Leaky Gut Could Heal Your Life

by Lissa Rankin, OB/GYN

What do your intestines have to do with mojo? EVERYTHING! Sure, you can be vital , even if you’re ill. But if you have leaky gut syndrome, it might manifest in ways you would never expect, such as depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, food allergies, gas and bloating, or the inability to find relief from other diseases, even when adequately treated.

What is leaky gut syndrome?

Good question. I’m a doctor and I never heard about it at Duke or Northwestern, where I trained. While conventional medicine doesn’t recognize the existence of “leaky gut” syndrome, many naturopathic and integrative medicine doctors believe that a “leaky gut” can impair the natural healing process of the body and impede both traditional and alternative treatments.

In theory, leaky gut syndrome results from damage to the intestinal lining that leads to a state of intestinal hyperpermeability, allowing undigested proteins, fats, waste, bacteria, and other toxins to “leak” through the gut membrane, which should only allow healthy nutrients through. These particles can then wind up in the blood stream and lymphatic system, where the immune system tries to come to the rescue to eliminate these unwanted intruders, triggering an auto-immune response. While a natural immune response is usually a good thing, too much can lead to a state of inflammation, which wreaks havoc in ways you may never relate to gastrointestinal function. A normal intestinal lining brilliantly lets good stuff through, while screening bad stuff out, allowing it to be excreted as waste. But when this membrane is impaired, beware!

What kinds of symptoms might result from leaky gut?

Common early symptoms include gas, bloating, and fatigue, which should not be considered normal. These harbingers of other stuff brewing may be your only clue that your intestines need to be healed. If time goes by, you may wind up with chronic fatigue, skin rashes like eczema, psoriasis, or even chronic vulvar itching, food allergies, gluten intolerance, memory problems, mood disorders, body aches and joint pains, and other vague, seemingly unrelated conditions.

Why has my doctor never heard of this?

Nobody ever taught me about leaky gut syndrome in medical school, and unless you’re out there researching and self-educating yourself about complementary and alternative medicine treatments, you would never hear about it. Why is that? We Western docs are research fanatics, and the trust of the matter is that most of the expensive research that fuels modern medicine is sponsored by drug companies hoping to prove that their product works. Once they’ve proved it in randomized controlled trials, it becomes mainstream. Because there is no “drug” to treat leaky gut syndrome and nobody has paid to perform big studies, we just don’t have a lot of data out there in the mainstream medical literature, so it falls largely into the realm of what traditional docs call “anecdotal medicine” (and d...

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