Gastroenterologists Glendale Heights IL

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Michael E Cohen, MD
(847) 439-1005
1415 S Arlington Hts
Arlington Heights, IL
Business
Northwest Gastroenterologists
Specialties
Gastroenterology

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Mark Francis Daniels, MD
(630) 717-2600
231 S Gary Ave Ste 104
Bloomingdale, IL
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1978

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Donald C Hoscheit II, MD
(630) 717-2600
231 S Gary Ave
Bloomingdale, IL
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Delnor Comm Hosp, Geneva, Il; Central Dupage Hosp, Winfield, Il; Edward Hosp, Naperville, Il
Group Practice: Dupage Medical Group Gastroent Erology At Stratford North Me; Dupage Medical Group Gastroenterology At Delnor; Dupage Medical Group A

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Charles Baum
(847) 472-2145
1415 W Lake St
Addison, IL
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Julia Dyer, MD
(773) 493-8814
Glen Ellyn, IL
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1976

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Joseph Anthony LaGattuta
(630) 307-2600
303 E Army Trl Rd
Bloomingdale, IL
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Gloria Jean Caruso, MD
(630) 894-1445
471 W Army Trail Rd Ste 106
Bloomingdale, IL
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Central Dupage Hosp, Winfield, Il

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Joseph Anthony Lagattuta, MD
(630) 307-2600
303 E Army Trail Rd Ste 203
Bloomingdale, IL
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Alexian Brothers Med Ctr, Elk Grove Vlg, Il; Elmhurst Mem Hosp, Elmhurst, Il; Glenoaks Med Ctr, Glendale Hts, Il
Group Practice: Joseph A Lagattuta Ltd

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Cynthia Ann Wait, MD
(630) 971-9275
883 Maryknoll Cir
Glen Ellyn, IL
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1980

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Utpal Paul Parekh
(630) 458-8855
303 W Lake St
Addison, IL
Specialty
Gastroenterology, Emergency 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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