Gastroenterologists Chapel Hill NC

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Dawn T Provenzale, MD
(919) 286-2287
PO Box 3515
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1984

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Henry Roby Lesesne, MD
(919) 966-0139
101 Manning Dr Fl 1
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1967

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Ryan Balfour Sartor, MD
(919) 966-0149
Biomolecular Bldg Room 7309A,
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1974

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Kim Luise Isaacs, MD
(919) 966-0140
MBRB Bldg CB 7032 Rm 7200,
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Suny At Stony Brook Hlth Sci Ctr, Stony Brook Ny 11794
Graduation Year: 1984

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Sidney Leonard Levinson, MD
(919) 843-7200
300 Meadowmont Village Cir Ste 335
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1974

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Eugene Michael Bozymski, MD
(919) 966-0140
MBRB CB 7032,
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1960

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Douglas Arnold Drossman, MD
(919) 966-0141
CB#7080 Trailer 49 Mason Farm Rd,
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1970

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William David Heizer, MD
(919) 966-0138
1140D Bioinformatics Bldg CB7080,
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1963

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Shannon Vish, MD
1140 Biotnformataics Blvd,
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Morton David Malkin
(919) 942-5123
940 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialty
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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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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