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Leaky Gut and General Digestive Health ,
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You may have heard of leaky gut syndrome discussed in the media in recent years. There is currently a large body of research that is seeking to establish the causes, symptoms and potential complications associated with the condition.

The intestinal lining plays an important role in digestion and protecting the bloodstream. When you eat or drink, any nutrients should be absorbed, while toxins and other waste are passed as stools and urine. These byproducts are largely prevented from entering the bloodstream by the intestinal lining.

Intestinal Lining Vulnerabilities

Unfortunately, the intestinal lining is not completely invulnerable. Thinning or holes in the intestinal lining can lead to toxins and small food particles passing into the bloodstream. This is thought to result in issues such as inflammation and unhealthy gut flora.

Chronic conditions can develop when the culture in your gut is unbalanced. You may have a predisposition toward the development of a leaky gut. However, a poor diet is also a likely culprit. If you do not eat enough fiber or consume large amounts of sugar and unsaturated fats, you may suffer from digestive problems. Heavy consumption of alcohol is another factor that is considered during diagnosis.

Leaky Gut Complications

Patients who present with leaky gut symptoms often suffer from one or more linked complications. Irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease and Crohn’s disease are just some of the conditions that can result from damage to the intestinal lining or bacteria in the digestive track.

Ongoing research is also focused on the potential for leaky gut contributing to certain autoimmune diseases. Possible focus for these studies could include health problems such as arthritis or lupus. As the symptoms of these conditions are often debilitating, establishing a link with digestive health could result in relief for millions of sufferers around the world.

If you are suffering from poor digestive health in Los Angeles, David P. Yamini, MD can provide answers. Whether you have leaky gut or another gastroenterological condition, we offer expert diagnosis and treatment.

Call the LA offices of Dr. David P. Yamini to book an examination today and get on the path to recovery.

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Nicole R.

Scheduling was extremely easy with Dr. Yamini's staff, I scheduled my Tuesday appointment on Monday afternoon. The staff and Dr. Yamini were courteous and straightforward - even with new patient paperwork I was out the door within an hour!

Bill C.

Dr. Yamini definitely is a great doctor who is very thorough and detail oriented with his diagnosis. He is very passionate about what he does and was able to answer any question or concern. He took his time before my appointment to look through all the documentation to know exactly what was going on. He definitely was able to put me at ease even though I was very worried. I am very satisfied with his services. Thanks!

Mario O.

He was very gentle about my situation yet did not fail to emphasize about the seriousness that could arise from gastrointestinal problems. Few and far between are as professional and caring as Dr. Yamini and his staff. I was 20 minutes late on Friday evening & they still had me in a room in 5 minutes as a new patient.

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I can’t say enough great things about my first impression of this doctor and his amazing staff! They got me right in and set me up for everything needed. I’ve been looking for the right GI doctor for years having had a very negative experience with another doctor years ago. Dr. Yamini is not only professional, knowledgeable, respectful, and experienced... this guy is “cool” and nice too! His front desk person, Toni was amazing! She was kind, bright, efficient, patient, and positive! ??

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Makes talking about uncomfortable subjects a breeze. Competent and honest: doesn't sell vitamin cleanses and his own probiotics or anything like that. Makes sure your symptoms aren't half-fixed but fully fixed. Gets to the heart of the issue quickly. Good listener. Very sweet receptionist. I hate receiving many phone calls, and she's persistent about making sure you set up an appointment; it was stressing me out. I found the her much easier to connect with once she gave me her cell and said to text.

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Thank you Dr. Yamini and Tony. When it comes to patient care and professionalism, I have never received this much care and attention from a physician and the staff. I was able to talk to Dr. Yamini for good period of time allowing me to ask all my questions. Tony you are so cute thank you for scheduling me in last minute.

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I highly recommend Dr. Yamini. He's very personable and actually listens to your issues and concerns, then recommends a reasonable course of action. He was able to properly diagnose my symptoms and get me healthy again. Also his admin Toni is great too, she will help select a facility and verify that your insurance will fully cover. She's really nice and trustworthy as well!

Eric W.

Thorough doctor who cares about his patients, and very meticulous about the details of your ailment. Clearly very knowledgeable and skilled. No wait time for appointments, and the nurse (Toni) is very friendly and follows up appropriately. One of the best doctor experiences I've had and I'd recommend it to anyone.

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