Gastroenterologists Sykesville MD

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Muhammad Afzal, MD
(410) 247-7500
4660 Wilkens Ave
Baltimore, MD
Business
Digestive Disease Associates
Specialties
Gastroenterology

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Ralph Evans Updike, MD
3606 Willow Birch Dr
Glenwood, MD
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1962

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Sergealain Babila Awasum, MD
(410) 789-1199
10417 Petersboro Rd
Woodstock, MD
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: E Tn State Univ J H Quillen Coll Of Med, Johnson City Tn 37614
Graduation Year: 1996

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James Joseph Zalucki, MD
(410) 730-1712
4801 Dorsey Hall Dr
Ellicott City, MD
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dartmouth Med, Hanover Nh 03755
Graduation Year: 1985

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Muhammad Afzal, MD
(410) 465-9455
9055 Chevrolet Dr Ste 203
Ellicott City, MD
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: King Edward Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1967

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Alessio Fasano, MD
(410) 328-0812
West Friendship, MD
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Napoli, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia 11, Napoli, Italy
Graduation Year: 1981

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Khadar Baig, MD
(301) 870-3660
12070 Old Line Centre Suite 200
Woodstock, MD
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Andhra Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Visakhapatnam, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1971

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Khurram Hanif, MD
(410) 884-1234
PO Box 6004
Ellicott City, MD
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: King Edward Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1972

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Vincent Cifello, MD
(410) 363-6664
4801 Dorsey Hall Dr
Ellicott City, MD
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1993

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Lawrence J Cheskin, MD
(410) 847-3744
13330 Ridgewood Dr
Ellicott City, MD
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dartmouth Med, Hanover Nh 03755
Graduation Year: 1980

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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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