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Orange County, CA

Leaky Gut Treatment in Leucadia, CA

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Welcome to the Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine

At the Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive, holistic care to support your health and well-being. Led by Dr. Mark Stengler, a leading expert in integrative medicine, our team is committed to addressing the root causes of health issues and empowering our patients to achieve optimal wellness.

Understanding Leaky Gut Syndrome

Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS) is a condition that affects the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, which plays a crucial role in digestion and immune function. The GI tract is composed of interconnected organs, including the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, responsible for breaking down nutrients and protecting the body from harmful substances.

In individuals with LGS, the integrity of the intestinal walls is compromised, leading to increased intestinal permeability. This allows harmful particles such as food particles, bacteria, and toxins to leak into the bloodstream, triggering an immune response and inflammation in the gut.

Symptoms of Leaky Gut Syndrome

Identifying leaky gut syndrome can be challenging as it shares symptoms with other health conditions. Symptoms may include chronic diarrhea, constipation, bloating, fatigue, headaches, skin problems, and joint pain, among others. These symptoms can significantly impact a person's quality of life and may require a holistic approach to treatment.

Causes and Risk Factors

While the exact cause of leaky gut syndrome remains unclear, several factors can contribute to its development. These include poor nutrition, alcohol consumption, infections, autoimmune disorders, diabetes, and stress. These factors disrupt the balance of gut microbiota and increase intestinal permeability, predisposing individuals to leaky gut syndrome.

Treatment and Improving Gut Health

Although conventional medicine may not recognize leaky gut syndrome as a distinct medical condition, addressing gut health can help alleviate symptoms and promote overall wellness. Dietary and lifestyle modifications play a crucial role in improving gut health, including increasing probiotic intake, consuming prebiotic fiber-rich foods, reducing meat and dairy consumption, and managing stress levels.

Choose Dr. Stengler for Your Integrative Health Needs

If you're struggling with symptoms of leaky gut syndrome or seeking comprehensive integrative care, Dr. Mark Stengler and the team at the Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine are here to help. With our personalized approach to treatment and focus on addressing the root causes of health issues, we can help you achieve lasting wellness and vitality. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards optimal gut health and overall well-being.

Experience the Stengler Difference. Contact us today at (760) 274-2377 or visit our website at to learn more. Your journey to better health starts here.

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