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Leaky Gut Syndrome ,

There is much debate as to whether leaky gut syndrome is an actual condition. Dr. David Yamini’s focus is on the very real symptoms that his patients experience, and what they mean for gastroenterological health. Some of the signs of what is described as leaky gut syndrome may include bloating, food sensitivities, pinching in the stomach, abdominal pain, and stomach cramps. These symptoms indicate a number of potentially serious gastroenterological conditions, which is why it is important to seek diagnosis and treatment regardless of where you stand on the debate.

Dr. Yamini is an accomplished gastroenterologist who has a proven track record of diagnosing and treating GI conditions. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms associated with leaky gut syndrome, Dr. Yamini will provide a diagnosis of any related conditions you may be suffering from, in addition to offering effective treatment options.

What is Leaky Gut Syndrome?

The intestinal lining covers a lot of surface area that creates a barrier between the digestive system and the bloodstream. In most people, the level of protection afforded by the intestinal lining is such that very little in the way of toxins or partially digested food is able to make its way into the bloodstream. However, where there are vulnerabilities in the intestinal lining, like holes, undesirable invaders are able to break through and may cause inflammation and unbalanced gut flora. These unhealthy mechanisms are thought to contribute to a large number of common chronic conditions.

The barrier created by the intestinal lining is never considered impenetrable, even in healthy people. This means that, technically, everybody can be described as having “leaky gut.” For many sufferers of leaky gut syndrome, a genetic predisposition is responsible for noticeable reactions to an unbalanced digestive system. For most sufferers, however, recent evidence suggests that diet is the most likely driver. A diet that is low in fiber and high in sugar and saturated fat can impact a healthy digestive system, as can alcohol abuse.

When the cells lining the gut wall are permeable, it is well understood that conditions such as celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn’s disease can develop. There is also ongoing research that is focused on determining whether a leaky gut can lead to the onset of conditions that affect other areas of the body. If autoimmune diseases such as lupus and arthritis are the result of leaky gut syndrome, there is even more reason for sufferers to address the problem from a health and well-being perspective.

Leaky Gut Syndrome Consultation

If you are suffering from gastroenterological pain and discomfort, Dr. David Yamini can provide excellence in diagnosis and treatment. While research continues into the possible implications of leaky gut syndrome, sufferers still deserve effective treatment options for related conditions such as inflammation, Crohn’s disease, severe abdominal pain and much more. You can trust Dr. Yamini to create an individualized treatment plan based on a comprehensive consultation at his offices.

Dr. David Yamini understands the gastrointestinal tract and how common symptoms present play an important role in diagnosis and discovery of GI diseases and other associated conditions. This is your opportunity to receive treatment from a world-class gastroenterologist and finally find the solutions you have been seeking for chronic intestinal problems. Dr. David Yamini has offices in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills, where he regularly provides new patients with an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment options.

Contact the offices of Dr. David Yamini today for a consultation if you have symptoms that are consistent with leaky gut syndrome.

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David P. Yamini, MD

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 58 reviews

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.

Lisa P.

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! ??

Kendall S.

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.

Babak E.

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.

Kyle K.

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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