It’s been quite a while already since Gordon Ryan has been out of competition due to his stomach health problems. In his own words, he’s been trying to find the root cause to the issue for a long time; but doctors were unsuccessful in doing so. For years he’s been battling non-stop stomach nausea and an inability to eat… Which ultimately made him unable to compete.
However, the arguably best contemporary No Gi grappler seems to have finally had a stroke of luck. The doctors might’ve found what the issue behind his health problems is: antibiotics that he’s been using for staph.
Ryan shared the news on the post below:
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I just visited with a doctor @mojassim80 recommended and he did the most thorough and advanced testing there is. I have a follow up call with him on Friday to discuss the results, but after a phone conference with my amazing people over at @ways2well, it seems pretty certain we have a rock solid diagnosis AND and solid treatment.
The cause of this was prolonged antibiotic use for staph infections.
I was caught in a vicious cycle where I would have staph and use antibiotics, they would kill the good bacteria in my stomach and bad bacteria and yeast started to overgrow. Naturally, my body tried to address that and fight that issue, making me more susceptible to infections, meaning more staph, meaning more antibiotics, meaning more damage to my stomach.
The issue is that I have a massive yeast and bacterial overgrowth so big that it is now starting to affect my kidney functions. Some of my levels were 50x what they were supposed to be. This back up in my small intestines is apparently what has been causing me to experience deathly nausea and inability to eat for the last 4 years, as well as mimicking symptoms of gastroperisis.
Once we can rebalance the micro biome in my stomach and replenish the bacteria needed to fight the yeast infection, I should be good to go. Fingers crossed we get it in order, which we should. For 4 years I had the best doctors in the country telling me I was fine, now I seem to finally have an answer.
This is the best possible news myself, my team, and my fans could have received, and the worst possible news for the competitors in this sport. Stay tuned 👑