Gastroenterologists Gretna LA

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William M Meyers Jr., MD
(504) 456-8020
4228 Houma Blvd
Metairie, LA
Business
Metropolitan Gastroenterology Associates
Specialties
Gastroenterology

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Cherie Ann Niles, MD
(504) 363-9041
120 Meadowcrest St Ste 440
Gretna, LA
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Meadowcrest Hosp, Terrytown, La; West Jefferson Med Ctr, Marrero, La; Memorial Med Ctr -Mercy Campu, New Orleans, La

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John Sheehan, MR
(318) 329-8197
Suite #2 3510 Medical Park Drive
Harvey, LA
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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David Howard Oelsner, MD
(504) 648-2510
3525 Prytania St Ste 526
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Med Ctr -Baptist Cam, New Orleans, La; Touro Infirmary, New Orleans, La
Group Practice: Internal Medicine Specialists

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Harvey Gene Phillips, MD
(336) 765-0463
2820 Napoleon Ave Ste 700
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1996

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Tamer Acikalin, MD
(504) 391-6000
120 Meadowcrest St Ste 300
Gretna, LA
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ankara Univ, Tip Fak, Ankara, Turkey
Graduation Year: 1970

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Charles Goodwin Schibler, MD
(504) 392-8107
3520 Lake Kristin Dr
Gretna, LA
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1992

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Charles Thomas Chaya, MD
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1998

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Jerome Eugene Kurpel, MD
21 Lakewood Pl
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1980

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Marc Phillip Friedman
(504) 897-7878
3434 Prytania St
New Orleans, LA
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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