Gastroenterologists Falls Church VA

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Elizabeth S Gantt, MD
(301) 251-9555
15001 Shady Grove Rd
Rockville, MD
Business
Drs Stern & Gantt
Specialties
Gastroenterology

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Robert William Sjogren Jr, MD
(703) 237-4442
201 N Washington St
Falls Church, VA
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1971

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Robert W Sjogren
(703) 237-4442
201 North Washington Street
Falls Church, VA
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Peter Alvarez Danton, MD
(202) 333-1833
3300 Gallows Rd
Falls Church, VA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, Va; Northern Virginia Community Ho, Arlington, Va; Virginia Hospital Center -Arl, Arlington, Va

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Han Ton-That
(703) 534-9090
6305 Castle Place
Falls Church, VA
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Stanley D Drake
(703) 237-4079
201 North Washington Street
Falls Church, VA
Specialty
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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Brian James Swansiger, MD
(703) 237-4442
201 N Washington St
Falls Church, VA
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1990

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Brian J Swansiger
(703) 237-4020
201 Notrth Washington Street
Falls Church, VA
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Gil Ascunce, MD
(703) 524-4792
1715 N George Mason Dr Ste 410
Arlington, VA
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Salamanca, Fac De Med, Salamanca, Spain
Graduation Year: 1973

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Maurice Atiyeh
(703) 241-1010
6400 Arlington Blvd Ste 940
Falls Church, VA
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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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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