Gastroenterologists Chillicothe OH

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David Eugene Smith, MD
(740) 779-4540
4439 State Route 159 Ste 210
Chillicothe, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Adena Reg Med Ctr, Chillicothe, Oh
Group Practice: South Central Ohio Internal

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Ernest Loran Sutton, MD
740-773-1141 x7919
17273 State Route 104
Chillicothe, OH
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1973

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Timothy P O'Donnell, MD
(740) 774-3100
174 Applewood Dr
Chillicothe, OH
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1997

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Lloyd Wayne Coats
(740) 775-2652
4437 State Route 159
Chillicothe, OH
Specialty
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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Richard Jerome Marina, MD
(330) 726-7598
918 Trailwood Dr Ste 1
Youngstown, OH
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: St Elizabeth Hosp Med Ctr, Youngstown, Oh

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Jerry Martin Kunz Jr, MD
(740) 774-2800
581 Buckeye Trl
Chillicothe, OH
Specialties
Family Practice, Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1996
Hospital
Hospital: Adena Reg Med Ctr, Chillicothe, Oh; Va Med Ctr, Chillicothe, Oh
Group Practice: Pickaway Ross Family Phys

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David E Smith
(740) 779-4540
4439 State Route 159
Chillicothe, OH
Specialty
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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Felipe J Ponce De Leon, MD FACS
(740) 772-7500
27 Woodbriar Dr
Chillicothe, OH
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Habana
Graduation Year: 1947

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Venkata S Kottapalli, MD
(419) 228-2600
830 W High St Ste 290
Lima, OH
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Hepatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Guntur Med Coll, Univ Of Hlth Sci, Guntur, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Lima Memorial Hospital, Lima, Oh
Group Practice: Gastro-Intestinal Assoc

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Steven James Czinn, MD
(216) 844-1767
Beachwood, OH
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1979

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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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