Gastroenterologists Brownsville TX

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Pastor Alvarado, MD
(956) 541-4441
844 Central Blvd
Brownsville, TX
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Panama, Fac De Med, Panama City, Panama
Graduation Year: 1975

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Roberto Ponce
(956) 542-1531
5700 N Expressway
Brownsville, TX
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Oscar Maldonado, MD
1009 Santa Ana Ave
Rancho Viejo, TX
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Dominique Vande Maele, MD
(956) 541-8361
73 Creekbend Dr
Brownsville, TX
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Cath De Louvain, Bruxelles, Belgium
Graduation Year: 1987

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Carlos Amador Neghme, MD
(512) 754-8676
1305 Wonder World Drive Suite 200
Harlingen, TX
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1991

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Eduardo Kofman, MD
(956) 546-0225
864 Central Blvd Ste 2700
Brownsville, TX
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Buenos Aires, Fac De Med, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Graduation Year: 1986

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Carlos Roberto Ponce
(956) 542-1531
5700 N Expressway
Brownsville, TX
Specialty
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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Roberto Ponce, MD
(956) 542-1531
2449 Boca Chica Blvd Ste D
Brownsville, TX
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Salamanca, Fac De Med, Salamanca, Spain
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Brownsville Med Ctr, Brownsville, Tx; Valley Reg Med Ctr, Brownsville, Tx

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Oral Cobley James
(956) 423-9000
1806 Runnels St
Harlingen, TX
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Oral James, MD
(956) 642-9000
2121 Pease St Ste 504
Harlingen, TX
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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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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