Dr Oz: How To Treat Leaky Gut Syndrome
Do know someone who experiences pain in their joints combined with rashes and/or bloating? If so, it could be due to a medical mystery that doctors cannot seem to solve. Have you ever heard of Leaky Gut Syndrome? Find out one mother’s quest to end her son’s pain and cure him of this debilitating illness.
Dr Oz: Arthritis vs Leaky Gut Syndrome
Most doctors have never heard of Leaky Gut Syndrome, let alone know the best way to treat it, but one mom was determined to cure her son and end his pain. Susannah Meadows was an investigative reporter for the New York Times magazine and a skeptic by nature, so when her three-year old son suddenly became ill she knew where to find the help she needed. Susannah’s son, Shepherd, was complaining of pain in his knees so she took him to his pediatrician. They performed tests, referred him to a specialist and then the devastating diagnosis of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis was delivered. Susannah said she and her husband were told that without treatment, Shepherd would have permanent joint damage and maybe even disability. She remembers thinking there was nothing she would not do in order to stop her son’s pain, but when her sister recommended alternative medicine, Susannah admitted she had no interest in talking to a “kook.”
Dr Oz: Medical Treatment For Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Susannah Meadows’ son Shepherd was put on anti-inflammatory medication (NSAIDS), but they did not work and his arthritis began to spread causing him a great deal of pain. The next step was to put him on a much more powerful drug known as Methotrexate, which is commonly used to treat Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Methotrexate is a chemotherapy drug with potentially dangerous side effects. Shepherd’s parents felt they had no other option but to put him on the medication in the hope it would help to relieve his pain.
Dr Oz: Leaky Gut Syndrome
Susannah recalled being very troubled by the potential harm Methotrexate could cause her son, which led to a feeling of desperation so she decided to call the doctor that her sister had recommended. Susannah said she began to describe the symptoms of Leaky Gut Syndrome, which began to make a lot of sense when she thought about what her son was going through. Dr. Oz explained the theory behind Leaky Gut Syndrome is that damage in the intestines causes bacteria and toxins to leak out into the body and begin to cause symptoms like joint pain, rashes, bloating or even depression.