“Leaky gut” isn’t an official medical diagnosis; instead, it is a collection of symptoms that contribute to developing other digestive disorders including IBS, Crohn’s disease, and celiac disease. By looking at your digestive health, Dr. Wool can find effective means for treating a leaky gut through holistic measures.
Why Choose Naturopathy for Leaky Gut Treatment?
Most medical experts understand that increased intestinal permeability (leaky gut) contributes to gastrointestinal conditions, but they often don’t understand the link to other bodily systems. Parts of our intestines are just one cell-width wide, so it stands to reason that even the most subtle inflammation or disturbance could cause permeability or symptoms. The mainstream thought is that foods and other substances can “leak” through these areas into the bloodstream and trigger an immune response. Additionally, the cells that make up our small digestive tract help break down and absorb nutrients, but damage to those cells can cause pain, discomfort, bloating, and other issues and this lack of absorption can cause nutrient deficiencies, immune dysregulation and microbiome imbalance (dysbiosis).
In some cases, the leaky gut syndrome can be seen as a food sensitivity issue or related to medication usage, but because of the complex relationship between the gut’s microbiome and our brain, conditions that seem unusual on the surface can be caused by leaky gut and therefore contribute to other undiagnosed problems.
Naturopathic medicine addresses this problem by looking at the small intestinal tract source to see where these problems occur and how they relate to your current symptoms. Your symptoms can easily be seen through the state of your digestive tract, and Dr. Wool can provide clear, concise answers to treat leaky gut through holistic means.
Dr. Wool’s Gut Repair Plan for Leaky Gut
Dr. Wool uses a variety of naturopathic treatments to uncover and address underlying issues responsible for your current symptoms. As a natural gut health doctor, Dr. Wool’s gut repair plan addresses leaky gut through the following steps:
- Meet and Assessment: When meeting with Dr. Wool, he will perform a thorough 90-minute intake and exam to assess your current symptoms, medical history, history of infections, and other factors that could play into your leaky gut.
- Testing for Causes: Dr. Wool will order and perform various gastrointestinal specialty tests to uncover underlying issues. For leaky gut, Dr. Wool will run blood and food sensitivity tests to start and may add additional tests depending on the results. He may also ask you to keep a diet diary to track the foods you eat and the symptoms that appear after eating. He may also recommend referrals if necessary.’
- Review Test Results: After receiving the test results, Dr. Wool will provide a comprehensive review of his findings, made easy for you to understand and proactively participate in.
- Treatment for Leaky Gut: Throughout your recommended treatment plan, Dr. Wool can prescribe a personalized combination of treatments to control your symptoms long-term. As a naturopathic physician, Dr. Wool can offer probiotics, L-glutamine, peptide therapy, and elimination diets to help reduce your symptoms and control the underlying causes of your leaky gut.
Dr. Wool understands the value of effective communication and partnership with his patients. Call Dr. Dan Wool or schedule an online appointment online if you struggle with abdominal pain, bloating, fatigue, and other leaky gut symptoms.