Gastroenterologists Durham NC

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Juan Jose Alva
(919) 688-4748
609 William Vickers Ave
Durham, NC
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Christopher R Mantyh, MD
(919) 681-3977
Box 3117,
Durham, NC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1991

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Martin Howard Ulshen, MD
(919) 684-5068
Box 3009,
Durham, NC
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1969

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Darren A Pavey
(919) 620-4467
2100 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Jonathan Allen Cohn, MD
(919) 684-6879
PO Box 3378 Sands Bldg Rm 315,
Durham, NC
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1978

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Joanne A Peebles Wilson, MD
(919) 684-2169
PO Box 3854
Durham, NC
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1973

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Kirk Allen Ludwig, MD
(919) 681-3977
Department Surg Box 3262,
Durham, NC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1988

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Carla Brady
(919) 620-4467
Duke University Medical Ctr
Durham, NC
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Shahnaz Sultan, MD
919-286-0411 x7907
Box 3913,
Durham, NC
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Francis G Gress, MD
(919) 684-3894
Box 3662 Room 0351A,
Durham, NC
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Fifth Pathway Program, New York, NY Univ De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1988

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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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