Gastroenterologists Orangeburg SC

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Narayanachar S Murali, MD
803-539-2005--2008
1131 Cook Rd
Orangeburg, SC
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bangalore Med Coll, Bangalore Univ, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1982

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Muhammad Yunis, MD
(803) 533-0300
310 Brookside Drive North West South
Orangeburg, SC
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Nishtar Med Coll, Bahuddin Zakaria Univ, Multan, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Regional Med Ctr -Orangeburg/C, Orangeburg, Sc

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R Bhanu V Pillai
(843) 792-7653
135 Rutledge St
Charleston, SC
Specialty
Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology

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William John Gilchrist, MD
(864) 227-3555
103 Liner Dr
Greenwood, SC
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1981

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Sidney Emmett Morrison, MD
(803) 748-9966
1410 Blanding St Ste 102
Columbia, SC
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Providence Hospital, Columbia, Sc
Group Practice: Surgical Assoc Of SC

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Narayanachar S Murali
(803) 539-2005
1131 Cook Rd
Orangeburg, SC
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Gastroenterology Associates Of Orangeburg PA
(803) 539-2005
1131 Cook Rd
Orangeburg, SC

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Fred Estes Pittman, MD
(843) 577-5011
109 Bee St Fl 5
Charleston, SC
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1959

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Alan Milton Nichols, MD
(803) 324-7607
2518 Meredith Ct
Rock Hill, SC
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1976

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David Edward Adams, MD
(843) 792-9393
70 Bull St
Charleston, SC
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med, Irvine Ca 92717
Graduation Year: 1973

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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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