Leaky Gut Syndrome Specialist in NYC
We Treat the Cause, Not Just the Symptoms
Disease Begins in the Gut | Open the Door to Good Health
We treat the underlying cause of your leaky gut most doctors simply prescribe medication to mask the symptoms. Dr. Dean Mitchell, M.D. Specializes in treating SIBO, IBS and gluten issues.
Leaky gut syndrome is not a condition generally recognized by conventional physicians but the evidence is accumulating that it is a real condition that affects the lining of the intestines, your risk for autoimmune disease, and, ultimately, your overall health.
Leaky gut is one of the most mysterious ailments to diagnose and treat which is why it’s important to choose a doctor who specializes in identifying and treating this condition.
Symptoms of Leaky Gut
The most common symptoms of leaky gut include:
- Feeling sluggish or tired
- Frequent indigestion, heartburn, bloating and gas
- Sensitivities to certain foods, even ones you have enjoyed without incident for years
- Persistent “brain fog” characterized by a cloudy memory and lack of focus
- Changes in your skin such as dark circles under your eyes or inflamed skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne
- Seasonal allergies or asthma
- Hormonal imbalances
- Diagnosis of Candida overgrowth
- Diagnosis of chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia
Telehealth New Patient Consultations
We know it can be difficult to always find time to get to the doctor’s office which is why we are now offering telehealth virtual new patient consultations with Dr. Mitchell. During the consultation, you will speak directly with Dr. Mitchell about your health issues just like you would at his office.
It is important for all those who are interested in a telehealth appointment with me to know that medico-legally I cannot diagnose or treat anyone unless we have a face-to-face, in-person office visit. I cannot prescribe any medications or supplements from a telehealth visit (the exception to this is if you live in New York State).
These telehealth visits are intended for educational and informational purposes only. My goal is to help provide you with these resources to work with your local healthcare provider to get the best care possible.
About Leaky Gut
Leaky gut, also known as increased intestinal permeability, is a condition in which the lining of the small intestine becomes damaged causing undigested food particles, toxic waste products, and bacteria to “leak” through the intestines and flood the bloodstream.
When the toxins and bacteria leak through the holes in the gut lining, it can trigger inflammation in the gut and throughout the body. This can cause a chain reaction of problems such as bloating, gas, cramps, food sensitivities, fatigue, headaches, and joint pain to name a few.
When you have leaky gut, the damaged cells in your intestines don’t produce the enzymes needed for proper digestion. As a result, your body cannot absorb essential nutrients which can lead to hormone imbalances and a weakened immune system.
Causes of Leaky Gut Syndrome
How Do You Fix Leaky Gut Syndrome
In functional, holistic medicine, we look at the underlying, root cause of a condition and address it with a patient-centered focus. We evaluate lifestyle factors, environment, genetics, and history, and address individual aspects with a systems-oriented approach.
Unlike most modern physicians, we don’t turn to prescription medications as a first resort. Our goal is to not only heal you naturally but to identify what is really causing your issue. At Mitchell Medical Group, we don’t treat the symptom of leaky gut, we seek to treat the root cause of your leaky gut.
The American Autoimmune Related Disease Association estimates that 50 million Americans currently have autoimmune conditions. Studies are starting to indicate that the root cause of many of these conditions including allergies, asthma, chronic fatigue, skin conditions, and candida stem from leaky gut syndrome.
Leaky gut syndrome, left untreated, can leave you exposed to a lifelong risk of an excessive inflammatory response and a predisposition to autoimmune disease.
Did You Know?
The rate of chronic health conditions among U.S. children rose almost 15% between 1994 and 2006 with the largest growth among conditions believed to have an autoimmune link such as obesity, asthma, and behavior and learning problems. (Journal of American Medical Association)
Blood test analyses prove that young people are 5 times more likely to have celiac disease today than their peers in the 1950s. (New York Times)
Food allergies among children increased by 50% between 1997 and 2011.
What unites all of these – chronic systemic inflammation due to the leaky gut syndrome.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you think you suffer from leaky gut syndrome call today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Mitchell at our Manhattan or Long Island holistic medical office.
Give us a call at 212-397-0157 to schedule your telehealth virtual consultation with Dr. Mitchell!