Lakshmi Prasad, MD, MS, FAARM
My name is Dr. Lakshmi Prasad. I am an Internal Medicine Doctor with years of clinical Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy experience, practicing in Warren, NJ 07059. I am currently accepting new patients.
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Lakshmi Prasad, MD, MS, FAARM
Dr.Lakshmi Prasad M.D., M.S., FAARM, is a Board Certified Internist specializing in Integrative Medicine. She has a Masters Degree in Nutritional & Metabolic medicine and is a board certified fellow in Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine. She is affiliated with Overlook Hospital in Summit, NJ and Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ.
Dr. Prasad uses evidence based integrative and state-of- the-art conventional approach to medical care in optimizing your health and wellness. Her philosophy is in cultivating meaningful partnerships with patients, and she is dedicated to helping them achieve their highest potential in wellness.
By using a multidisciplinary approach including Nutritional Therapy, Lifestyle Modifications, Stress Management Techniques, Micronutrient Repletion, Hormone Repletion, Detoxification, Rotational Diets and some Genetic Testing, Dr. Prasad works closely with her patients in identifying the cause of ill health and break down in metabolism. Based on a detailed history, physical examination and specialized testing, she works with patients to explore various treatment options and designs an individualized and customized treatment plan to improve their health.
Dr. Prasad’s Medical training is as follows:
- Medical School – Bangalore Medical College, India
- Residency in Internal Medicine – Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, New Jersey
Integrative Medicine Training:
- Masters in Metabolic & Nutritional Medicine at University of South Florida
- A4M, American Academy of Anti Aging Medicine – fellowship and board certified in Functional, Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine.
Metabolic Wellness and Longevity Institute
Address266 King George Rd
Warren, NJ 07059
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Areas We Service:Bernards, NJ, Newark, NJ, Edison, NJ, Middlesex, NJ, New Brunswick, NJ, Woodbridge, NJ, Gillette, NJ, Morristown, NJ, Parsippany, NJ, Bridgewater, NJ, Somerville, NJ, Elizabeth, NJ, Plainfield, NJ, Summit, NJ, Westfield, NJ
Stomach Pain Prevention and Treatment
Abdominal pain is a source of frustration for many people. Whether you're dealing with a mild stomach ache or sharp, distracting pain, it's worth learning about what causes abdominal pain and where to get help. Symptoms of abdominal pain can include things as mild as indigestion, yet can be as troubling as intense pain that lasts days at a time.
Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)
Causes of Acid Reflux Disease & Treatment for GERD
Many people think of heartburn as a minor health problem, but it can sometimes be a symptom of the more serious ailment known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Commonly referred to as acid reflux disease, GERD is a condition that affects many people worldwide. Despite their prevalence, GERD and acid reflux disease can be treated.
Whiteheads, Blackheads and Pimples
Acne can damage your confidence and self-esteem. Most associate acne with teenagers and puberty, but a growing number of adults suffer from the condition as well. Acne can ultimately cause scars, so it should always be taken seriously.
Happy, Healthy Skin
Acne takes many forms: Whiteheads, blackheads, pimples and cysts are troubling and difficult to deal with, especially when they occur in adults (adult acne). There is no one best acne treatment, but there are several options available to those suffering from this condition.
ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)
Attention Deficit Treatment for Adults & Children
ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) is a general term used by the public and the media to describe a group of neurodevelopmental disorders in children and adults.
Adrenal Fatigue Treatment
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) May Treat Adrenal Fatigue
Your insomnia, body aches, and decreased libido may all be linked to your adrenal glands, which may be struggling to produce cortisol, a crucial hormone that helps regulate your “fight-or-flight” response. When your body is under extreme stress your adrenal glands can begin producing cortisol in disruptive fits and starts. Hormone replacement therapy may balance those levels and improve your symptoms.
Age Management Services
Preventing the Onset of Illness and Age-Related Diseases
Getting older is a fact of life, and most people believe that aging is just as inevitable. To some extent that's true, but what's also true is that with the proper medical guidance, you can enjoy a healthy and fulfilling life well into your golden years. One of the most effective methods for accomplishing this is known as age management.
Testing and Treatment for Allergies of All Varieties
You may not realize how bad your allergies are making you feel. Most people who have allergy testing and receive treatment for their allergen triggers feel much better and enjoy a better quality of life. You may need to see a medical provider who specializes in allergies for allergy testing.
Dementia Treatment and Prevention
Alzheimer's disease is a type of dementia, a loss of brain function caused by the aging process. It affects the thinking capacity, memory and behavior of a person. Alzheimer's disease is characterized by progressive deterioration of the patient's cognitive and memory functions.
Fight Back Against Old Age
Anti-aging medicine employs the latest scientific research, advances in biotechnology, and clinical preventive medicine to slow down conditions associated with aging. Through preventive screenings, early disease detection, prompt intervention, and optimal nutrition, anti-aging physicians help fight and slow down age-related disease and dysfunction.
Understand the Signs & Symptoms of Anxiety
Living with anxiety is a difficult and common problem for many people. Anxiety can range from mild feelings of nervousness or tension to profound, crippling fear or panic attacks that keep you from enjoying life, holding a job or even going outside.
Rheumatoid and Other Forms
Arthritis is a condition where a joint or several joints become inflamed and painful. There are over 100 different types of arthritis. The most common of these are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Hardening Arteries & How to Prevent Them
Atherosclerosis is a disease that affects the arteries of your body, and it's is sometimes called "hardening of the arteries." Arteries are blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart to the tissues and cells of the body. During atherosclerosis, fat, calcium, and cholesterol join together to make a sticky plaque that hardens inside the arteries. This can put your body at risk for a variety of health problems and limits how much blood reaches the tissues of your body.
Athletic Performance Evaluation (APE)
Stay at the Top of Your Game
An athletic performance evaluation (APE)/sports performance evaluation is a nutritional and metabolic assessment of an athlete with the intended outcome being to optimize his or her athletic performance and well-being.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Learn About Bioidentical Hormones (BHRT)
For women, menopause is a major concern while men deal with andropause and low testosterone. Many age-related issues are the result of hormonal imbalance. Your body has a complex collection of glands called the endocrine system. Each of these glands generates crucial hormones, such as testosterone, estrogen and progesterone. Excessive or reduced levels of these hormones can wreak havoc on your system. Bio-identical hormone replacement, or BHRT, is the only safe, natural solution to hormonal imbalance.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Chronic Stress
Treat Stress with Hormones & Relaxation
We all deal with stress, from work to family and everything in between; stress is a part of the body's natural fight-or-flight response. When you're constantly feeling stressed, however, you have a condition known as chronic stress. There are many factors that contribute to chronic stress, and a similarly high number of treatment options.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Insomnia
Achieve Better Sleep with BHRT
Everyone has trouble falling asleep sometimes, but when the condition happens repeatedly it can begin to affect multiple aspects of your life. Insomnia can impact your ability to function at school, in the workplace, and even at home.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy For Men
Andropause, Low Testosterone and More
Hormones play a crucial role in the functioning of your body. Their levels and balance, also known as male hormone harmony, are extremely important for your health, physical shape, and well-being. As a man ages, his body becomes less effective in producing these vital hormones. Hormone levels fall to unhealthy levels, creating a hormone imbalance in his body.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy For Women
Menopause, Hormones and Aging
Hormones play a crucial role in the functioning of your body. Their levels and balance, also known as female hormone harmony, are extremely important to your health, mood, and well-being. As a woman ages, her body becomes less effective in producing these vital hormones. Hormones fall to unhealthy levels creating a hormone imbalance in your body. Female hormones must stay in perfect hormonal balance for your body to function optimally.
Standard Lab Blood Work for Adults & Children
Lab blood work, otherwise known as a blood test, is an extremely effective diagnostic tool. Your blood carries nutrients and oxygen to the organs, and impurities are filtered out by the kidneys. By testing the levels of specific substances in your bloodstream, your doctor can diagnose a number of conditions.
Keep Your Diabetes at Bay with Blood-Glucose Tests
For people living with diabetes, doctors may recommend some form of self-testing for their blood sugar levels. Monitoring is done with a portable electronic device that measures the amount of sugar in a tiny drop of blood, usually taken from the fingertip. The results of this test are then reviewed with the doctor during routine office visits.
Brain Health and Cognitive Function
Keep a Sharp Mind
The mind grows wiser with age, but age adversely blunts a mental edge, diminishes computing power and causes memories to fade. It doesn't have to be that way though. Anti-aging professionals may recommend a number of techniques to ward off the negative effects of time.
Heart Disease Risks and Causes
Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. It involves not only ailments of the heart, but the arteries as well. As a person ages, it becomes increasingly important to employ a range of medical and lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Having a healthy heart is not only a sure-fire way to live a longer, richer life, but it can also reduce the chance of other afflictions such as a stroke.
Testing, Treatment and the Gluten-Free Diet
Gluten is a protein that is found in many different food components, notably wheat, barley and rye. Although it is found all over, gluten is mostly associated with bread products and other carbohydrates. Celiac disease refers to an immune condition in which the body rejects all gluten.
A Heavy Metal Detox that Supports Heart & Brain Health
Chelation therapy is a detoxification procedure for individuals exposed to high levels of heavy metals such as mercury or lead. The procedure consists of an injection of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid, or EDTA, which forms a chemical bond with the toxic metal and causes elimination of both through the kidneys into the urine.
Chronic Disease Management
Control Chronic & Respiratory Diseases
The term chronic disease is used to describe a medical condition that affects a patient for an extended period of time. In some cases, there may be no cure for the condition, but in almost every instance, these conditions and their symptoms can be controlled.
Treatment for Sneezing, Coughing Sniffling & More
The common cold is a group of symptoms in the upper respiratory tract caused by a number of different viruses. Symptoms of the common cold usually include sneezing, scratchy throat and a runny nose. Untreated cold symptoms can lead to conditions like ear infections, sinus infections or strep throat.
The Benefits of Premium Healthcare on Demand
Concierge medicine is a method of medical practice where patients are members who are treated on demand. As members, patients pay an annual fee for medical care and enhanced services like short or no wait times, 24/7 access to the doctor by phone, and longer office visits.
Complete Healthcare Solutions
As corporations, businesses and companies invest in their employees, they also invest in their long-term health and wellness. This has contributed to the increasing popularity of corporate wellness programs. These programs give businesses a way to ensure their employees are happy, healthy and productive.
Cortisol Hormone Replacement Therapy
Stress, Energy and Hormones
Everyone deals with stress, from minor issues to major life crises. Cortisol, also known as hydrocortisone, is a steroid hormone that dictates the body's energy and stress levels. Cortisol is the motivating factor for what is typically called the "fight or flight" response. Cortisol is good for the body as a whole, but imbalanced cortisol levels can have lasting, damaging effects on health.
Detoxing May Help You Feel Better and Reduce Your Pain
Detoxing is an alternative medical practice used to reduce inflammation, increase energy, and improve health by cleansing your body of toxins. By using one or more recommended detox methods, you may improve your health and quality of life without pharmaceuticals or surgery.
DHEA Hormone Replacement Therapy
The 'Mother of All Hormones'
Dehydroepiandrosterone, more commonly known as DHEA, is one of the most crucial hormones your body produces. Sometimes referred to as the "mother of all hormones," DHEA is secreted by the adrenal glands and plays a role in sexual function and even acts as precursor to other hormones in your body, such as estrogen and testosterone. DHEA imbalance can cause a variety of serious symptoms.
Insulin, Blood-Sugar and What to Know
Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when there are high levels of sugar in your blood. If blood sugar levels are not within a healthy balance, both short-term and long-term problems can occur; this is why seeking diabetes treatment is imperative to maintain your overall health.
Vital Nutrients for Optimal Health
Proper supply of vital nutrients is essential to your well-being and optimal health. Your body needs a well-balanced diet and necessary dietary supplementation for desired mental and physical performance.
Restore your Digestive Wellness
Everyone experiences digestive problems at some point in his or her life, but you can help manage your daily digestive health in a few simple yet effective ways. The following are some tips on how to improve digestive problems and how to restore your digestive health.
Treatment for Pelvic Pain, Excessive Bleeding & More
Endometriosis is a women's health disorder that involves the soft tissue known as endometrium, which normally lines the inside of the uterus. This condition can lead debilitating, even crippling pain. Those suffering from endometriosis are often unaware that they have been affected.
Estrogen (Oestrogen) Hormone Replacement Therapy
Menopause, Age and Women's Health
Low estrogen levels can cause numerous health issues. Though the estrogen hormone is commonly associated with perimenopause and menopause, low estrogen levels can occur for other reasons. Estrogen replacement therapy, or ERT, provides relief from the many debilitating symptoms caused by low estrogen levels.
Women's Health & Hormones
As doctors learn more about hormones, it becomes clear that hormonal imbalance is caused by more than an overabundance or deficiency of any one hormone. Rather, your body's endocrine system is a delicate balance of multiple hormones. This is the case with estrogen dominance syndrome, a condition that's caused by overproduction of estrogen coupled with underproduction of progesterone.
Wrinkles, Lines, Sun Damage & Facial Aging Treatment
Aging is an unavoidable part of life. We all grow older and expect to see some signs of aging in our appearances. But have you noticed that some people seem to age much more dramatically than others? That's because facial aging affects every person differently. Facial aging can make you look older than you appear and damage your confidence.
Comprehensive Care for You and Yours
Family medicine refers to a specialty of medical practice focused on providing general care for all members of a family. Choosing a family medicine doctor is very important, as most medical visits from issues large to small are done through a family medicine practice.
Family Wellness Exams
Provide Lasting Health & Wellness to Your Family
It is common practice for parents to bring their children in for annual health exams, but regular visits to a family doctor should also be scheduled for parents and grandparents. Well family visits are the most effective way to prevent the onset of illness, or to diagnose existing conditions before they progress to more serious levels.
Food Allergy Testing and Treatment
Understand the Food Allergens that Trigger Your Reactions
A food allergy is a severe condition and should never be self-diagnosed. Simply avoiding the food you suspect may be causing a reaction could lead to more serious issues such as malnutrition. That's why if you suspect that you may have a food allergy, the first step is to seek the advice of a qualified professional.
The Underlying Causes of What Ails You
Functional medicine is devoted to discovering the underlying causes of chronic medical conditions. Viewing your body as an integrated system, functional medicine uses a systems-oriented approach to patient-centered care.
Maintain Your Quality of Life
As we age, it becomes more important than ever to schedule regular appointments with a health care professional. It's important to enjoy a healthy life while remaining independent. Your doctor will likely recommend a physical examination regimen and wellness plans to suit your individual needs.
Fight Aging with BHRT
As we age, it becomes more important than ever to schedule regular appointments with a health care professional. A geriatric care physician can help you maintain the quality of your lifestyle. Your doctor can create a physical examination regimen and wellness plan to fit your individual needs.
Treatment and Testing for Gluten Intolerance
Gluten refers to the substance that is found in many bread products and other foods. Gluten provides the elasticity found in dough and is frequently added to foods as a thickener. Those with gluten sensitivity or gluten intolerance have issues digesting this substance, leading to many side-effects.
BHRT and Male Breasts
Male breasts, or gynecomastia, are a condition that's both embarrassing and dangerous. Breast growths can occur in men of any age and sometimes signify a serious illness. Thankfully, gynecomastia is treatable with cosmetic surgery.
Your Thyroid and BHRT
Hashimoto's disease, also known as Hashimoto's thyroiditis, is a chronic autoimmune disease. Hashimoto's disease causes the body's immune system to function incorrectly, resulting in damage to thyroid cells and the inability to manufacture thyroid hormones.
Heavy Menstrual Bleeding (Menorrhagia)
Treatment for Heavy Period Bleeding & Menstrual Pain
Menstrual bleeding is a normal part of the female reproductive cycle. Many women, however, experience excessive or prolonged bleeding during their period. This is the medical condition known as menorrhagia. Menorrhagia can be frustrating and debilitating.
Heavy Metal Testing
Understand and Treat Mercury & Lead Poisoning
The body needs certain metals in small quantities to perform essential functions. Iron, for example, makes up a large part of the hemoglobin in your blood which carries oxygen to all of your cells. Copper helps in the production of collagen, and zinc promotes healthy skin.
LDL, HDL, Triglycerides & Your Health
Cholesterol may seem like it's a bad thing to have in your body, but it's not. Your body needs cholesterol to help your cells function correctly. But if you have too much, you raise your risk for serious health problems like heart disease - which could lead to a heart attack or stroke.
Focusing on the Mind, Body & Spirit for Optimal Wellness
Holistic medicine seeks to help you with an all-encompassing treatment that focuses on everything from traditional medications, diet, and exercise to more alternative forms of care such as acupuncture and chiropractic massage.
Hormone Level Testing
Saliva, Blood and Urine Tests
Many people find themselves concerned with their hormone levels. Imbalanced hormones, such as estrogen, testosterone and DHEA can cause serious health problems. Hormone level testing gives doctors a way to analyze your current hormone levels to see if you are deficient or overloaded with any particular hormone.
Hormone Replacement Therapy for Chronic Fatigue
Feel Energetic Again with BHRT
If you've been experiencing severe exhaustion that's lasted longer than six months, you may be suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). If left unchecked, CFS could not only leave you at a loss for energy, it could begin to diminish your quality of life.
Hormone Replacement Therapy for Depression
Struggling with Hormonal Imbalance
Occasionally feeling upset is a natural part of life, but most of the time we're able to snap out of it on our own or with the help of someone who's close to us. When the feeling of unhappiness becomes severe, (lasting for days, weeks, or even months), it can affect everything that's important to you, including your health.
Hormone Replacement Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction
Low-T and Your Love Life
There are a number of factors in a man's body that play a role in forming an erection. It is a combination of physical properties such as the nerves, muscles, and blood vessels as well as mental and chemical attributes involving the brain, hormones, and emotions.
Hormone Replacement Therapy for Fibromyalgia
Hormone-Induced Pain Treatment
Fibromyalgia can be defined as pain felt throughout the entire body. The effects are long lasting and are specifically experienced in the muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. The pain may also feel like it is in your joints, although fibromyalgia does not physically affect these areas.
Hormone Replacement Therapy for Headaches
Treat Hormone-Induced Headaches & Migraines
Headaches have been experienced by almost everyone at some point in their lives. For example, up to 90% of adults have reported experiencing tension headaches, and 28 million people in the United States alone have had a migraine. There are currently 150 different categories of headaches that vary in intensity, cause, and cure.
Hormone Replacement Therapy for Hormonal Imbalance
Balancing Hormone Levels for Optimal Wellness
Many people unknowingly suffer from hormone imbalance. Imbalanced hormones can cause a host of medical problems and should be dealt with as soon as possible. Hormone imbalance is a general term that can refer to upset levels of any variety of your body's natural regulatory substances.
Hormone Replacement Therapy for Hyperthyroidism
Hormones & Your Thyroid Gland
When your body produces too much thyroxine (an overactive thyroid), hyperthyroidism results leading to many trouble symptoms like fatigue, anxiety and sudden weight loss. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help to balance your hormones and bring you relief!
Hormone Replacement Therapy for Hypothyroidism
Harness the Power of Hormones to Combat an Underactive Thyroid
An underactive thyroid, known as hypothyroidism, occurs when you thyroid gland fails to produce enough T3 and T4. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is an effective solution to help raise these levels and to alleviate many of the symptoms associated with the condition.
Hormone Replacement Therapy for Low Libido
Natural Treatment to Enhance Sexual Health
Low libido in both men and women creates strained relationships, increased stress levels, fatigue and poor self-esteem. Often caused by a hormonal imbalance, low libido is successfully combatted through the use of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, a natural treatment that focuses on optimizing your hormone levels.
Hormone Replacement Therapy for Memory Loss
Natural Treatments to Bolster Your Memory
Occasionally forgetting things is just a normal fact of life. It's even somewhat expected that we'll lose portions of our memory as we age. Aside from these natural phenomena, a significant loss of memory could be a serious condition that should not be ignored.
Hormone Replacement Therapy for Menopause
Symptoms and Causes of Menopause
Menopause refers to the end of a woman's menstrual cycle. Typically starting in the 40s or 50s, women lose the ability to produce eggs, which causes estrogen levels to drop and monthly menstruation to cease. Menopause is a natural part of women's health, but there are many menopause treatments that mitigate or reduce problems associated with the condition.
Hormone Replacement Therapy for Osteoporosis
Strengthen Bone Health with BHRT
Menopause can cause a drop in estrogen levels in women which can be detrimental to bone health. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) can replace the deficient estrogen in your body to help maintain bone mass and prevent the onset of osteoporosis symptoms.
Hormone Replacement Therapy for PCOS
A Hormonal Imbalance that Could Cause Serious Health Problems
In addition to the female hormones estrogen and progesterone, the ovaries produce small amounts of male hormones. In some instances, the ovaries produce larger quantities of these chemicals, leading to a condition called polycystic ovary syndrome.
Hormone Replacement Therapy for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
BHRT for Women's Health
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a severe extension of the symptoms that occur during premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Between 2% and 10% of menstruating women experience PMDD. The physical symptoms of PMDD, such as breast tenderness, fatigue, and bloating, are similar to PMS, but the emotional conditions can be debilitating. They can interfere with a woman's life at work, school, or home, keeping her from the doing the things she loves, or even from interacting with friends and family.
Hormone Replacement Therapy for Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Enjoy a Happier Life through BHRT
A woman's regular menstrual cycle can bring about more than 150 symptoms, both physical and emotional. They generally show up during the time between her ovulation and menstrual bleeding in what's called the luteal phase. The luteal phase usually begins about 14 days from the first day of her last menstrual period. Premenstrual symptoms can arise at any point during this phase and continue through the second or third day of the menstrual period.
Hormone Replacement Therapy for Thyroid Disorders
Restoring Balance to Your Thyroid Hormones
Your thyroid gland is critical to the overall health of your body. In certain instances, your thyroid gland can dysfunction, causing your thyroid to produce too much (hyperthyroidism) or not enough (hypothyroidism) thyroid hormone. To restore your overall wellness, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can naturally help normalize your hormone levels.
Hormone Replacement Therapy for Urinary Incontinence
Return to Normal Life
Loss of bladder control, or urinary incontinence, is a problem that many experience as they age. Having the inability to control when you urinate or dealing with urinary leakage can cause embarrassment and make enjoying your life difficult.
Hormone Therapy Delivery Methods
How BHRT is Distributed
Bio-identical hormone therapy, or BHRT, is quickly becoming the preferred method for treating hormonal imbalances. From low estrogen to low testosterone to thyroid gland complications, BHRT provides a safe, effective solution. If you've looked in to BHRT, you may have noticed that several methods of administering hormones are available. Learn more about them here.
Hot Flashes (Hot Flushes)
Hot Flashes Treatment
Hot flashes sometimes referred to as hot flushes, are an uncomfortable, irritating condition to deal with. They can interfere with your life and make ordinary situations frustrating. Hot flashes in women are usually quick and often debilitating.
Hot Flashes in Men
Night Sweats, Flushes & Andropause
Many think of hot flashes as a problem that only affects women. This isn't true. Although they occur more frequently in women, hot flashes in men are real and prevalent. Frequent hot flashes can change your life.
Keep Your Blood Pressure in Check
Hypertension is another word for high blood pressure. When a doctor tests your blood pressure, he or she is looking for two things. He or she is monitoring how much blood your heart is pumping, and how much resistance that blood is facing within your arteries. The more blood your heart has to pump, and the narrower your arteries are, the higher your blood pressure will be. A normal blood pressure measurement is 120 over 80. Anything at or above 140 over 90 indicates the onset of hypertension.
Testing and Treatment for Infertility in Men & Women
Infertility refers to the inability to conceive a child. Despite some common misconceptions, infertility can be an issue that affects both men and women. Infertility can make conceiving a child a difficult, trying affair, instead of the happy celebration it should be.
Treating Short Term & Chronic Inflammation
Inflammation is your body's way of protecting itself from invaders and pathogens that could harm your body. It could be easy to mistake inflammation for infection but it's quite the opposite. Infection is caused by bacteria, virus or fungus and inflammation is your body's response to these invaders.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inflammation & Discomfort in the Digestive Tract
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of disorders that affect the digestive tract. All IBD conditions are characterized by chronic inflammation. Although the symptoms of IBD can be troublesome, there several treatments available that can bring relief to your symptoms.
Fight the Flu with Comprehensive Care
Influenza, otherwise known as the flu, is a viral infection of the respiratory system (nose, throat and lungs). It is a different type of infection than the stomach viruses, or "stomach flu" that may cause diarrhea and vomiting. Influenza generally shows up in seasonal outbreaks or epidemics that affect many people. Epidemics can sometimes turn into a pandemic when they spread across a larger area, such as a continent or several continents.
Trouble Falling Asleep
Everyone has trouble falling asleep sometimes, but when the condition happens repeatedly it can begin to affect multiple aspects of your life. Excessive insomnia can impact your ability to function at school, in the work place, and even at home.
Integrative Medicine Clinic
Integrative medicine places the patient at the center of a holistic approach to medical care. Patient's individual needs, risks, and goals are the main driving forces of any integrative therapy. Physicians practicing integrative medicine emphasize that treatment of every aspect of a person's health is crucial to the success of the healing process.
Diagnosing, Preventing, and Treating Illness and Disease in Adults
Health struggles can cause difficult, trying times. A great doctor can boost your outlook by diagnosing your problems and recommending treatment. A Doctor of Internal Medicine, or Internist, specializes in working with adult patients to monitor health and identify illnesses.
Leaky Gut Syndrome
Intestinal and Bowel Permeability
Leaky gut syndrome is the common name for intestinal and bowel permeability. This condition can cause a number of frustrating symptoms that make your life difficult. Leaky gut is relatively unique in that it can both cause and result from other conditions. Any condition that inflames or damages the intestines, such as Crohn's disease, carries a risk of causing leaky gut syndrome.
Fix Your Low-T Problem
Testosterone is the male hormone responsible for developing the testes during puberty. It contributes to male attributes such as facial hair and a deepened voice, while affecting a man's libido and even his mood.
Medical Weight Loss Programs
A Comprehensive Approach to Weight Loss
A professionally supervised medical weight loss program is the key to your success. With the aid of a structured, holistic, medical approach, weight loss is no longer an insurmountable challenge. Shedding excessive pounds now becomes an achievable goal that can be realized relatively quickly, and most importantly, safely for your health.
Melatonin Hormone Replacement Therapy
Restore Your Sleep Balance
The hormone melatonin regulates your body's sleep cycle, also known as a circadian rhythm. The sleep cycle can be upset by changes in lifestyle and habits, but may also deteriorate with a melatonin deficiency. Melatonin hormone replacement therapy, a form of HRT, can correct your circadian rhythm. This can help you beat insomnia and return to normal, healthy sleep.
Multiple Debilitating Conditions
Metabolic syndrome is a term used to describe a number of disorders that happen all at the same time. If you suffer from metabolic syndrome, it could be due to the genetic makeup you inherited from your parents, problems associated with being overweight, or the result of leading an inactive lifestyle.
Understand Your Metabolism & Long-Term Health
Metabolic testing (also called a comprehensive metabolic panel or CMP) is a set of blood tests that provides information about your body's metabolism, or ability to convert and use energy. This energy is responsible for all of your body's functions including breathing, digesting food, circulating blood, eliminating wastes from the body and much more.
Nutrition, Vitamins, Minerals and Your Health
Vitamins and nutrients play a large role in both diet and overall wellness. Without proper levels of these substances, sometimes referred to micronutrients, you may be putting your health at risk. Micronutrient testing is a diagnostic process created to test levels of key vitamins, minerals and more.
Building Strength with BHRT
As you get older, you lose muscle mass. Muscle loss, also called muscle atrophy, is the gradual reduction of muscle tissue. Some muscle loss occurs naturally due to age, but it may also indicate a more serious medical condition. If you're dealing with reduced strength, you need to get help.
Neurotoxins and Depleted Amino Acids
Neurotransmitters are molecules made out of amino acids that serve as the chemical messengers of the nervous system. They transmit information between the brain and the organs to control vital functions such as breathing and heart rate. Neurotransmitters are also involved in our cognitive functions such as thinking and memory, and can affect our emotions or sleep.
Dietary Supplements, Vitamins, Nutrition & More
Nutraceuticals is a blanket term for the combination of nutrients, vitamins, dietary supplements, healthy foods and sometimes herbal products that contribute to overall wellness. Nutraceutical products are designed for a variety of uses and functions.
Nutrition and Hormone Balance
Restore Hormonal Balance with a Healthy Diet
Hormones are the chemical messengers that regulate body function - when imbalanced, your hormones often cause unrest in your body leading to a variety of health complications. By adhering to a healthy, well-balanced diet, you can not only maintain proper hormone levels, but you can also reverse a current hormone imbalance affecting your overall health.
Understand Weight Gain and Learn How to Lose It
Obesity is a major challenge for people from all walks of life. While this condition can sometimes seem insurmountable, we can help you overcome obesity and feel great about your weight.
Mitigating Your Strife
In addition to physical manipulation, doctors have discovered advanced methods to combat chronic pain. Now more than ever, doctors have a greater understanding of the nervous system, the spinal cord, and how they interact with the brain. These studies have opened the door to a plethora of new pain management treatments.
Painful Periods (Dysmenorrhea)
Menstrual Cramps, Uterine Fibroids, Endometriosis & More
Menstruation is an important part of the female reproductive system. That being said, some women experience immense pain during their monthly period. Often referred to as painful periods or menstrual cramps, these issues are medically known as dysmenorrhea.
Regular Health Checks
The key to preventing illness is to detect it early, but this knowledge is easy to neglect when we're feeling well. The problem is many conditions don't begin to show any symptoms until they've progressed to a dangerous point. That is why it's essential to visit a health care facility at least once a year for a physical examination.
Post-Surgical and Early Menopause
The cessation of the female monthly cycle, or menopause, typically occurs in women entering their late 40s or early 50s. Surgical menopause, which occurs after the removal of the ovaries, can occur in women of any age.
Health Before Pregnancy
Taking care of yourself during and after pregnancy goes without saying, but one aspect of the birth process that is often overlooked involves taking care of yourself before trying to get pregnant. Focusing on your health before you conceive will not only lead to a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby, but it might even improve your chances of getting pregnant in the first place.
Pregnenolone Hormone Replacement Therapy
Adrenal Fatigue & BHRT
Your body is filled with hormones, each serving a unique function that affects your overall wellness. These hormones, such as estrogen, testosterone and DHEA, are generated by precursor hormones. One of the most important of these precursor hormones is pregnenolone. Pregnenolone is a steroidal precursor hormone created primarily in your adrenal glands. Because of this, pregnenolone has a profound impact on your adrenal health, and can lead to adrenal stress or adrenal fatigue.
Preventative Medicine Clinic
A Healthy Body and Mind
The best way to treat an illness is to prevent it from occurring. Preventative medicine is an important aspect of anti-aging medicine, where physicians focus on optimizing health, reversing the aging process, and preventing the body from going into a disease state.
Progesterone Hormone Replacement Therapy
Women's Health and this Vital Hormone
Hormone imbalance can cause a number of serious health issues. In particular, progesterone, which regulates many of your body's functions, can cause debilitating symptoms when levels are too low or too high. This is especially crucial for women, as progesterone plays a large part in controlling pregnancy and menopause.
Symptoms, Causes and Treatment of Rosacea
There are many conditions that affect the skin. One of the most common of these conditions is rosacea, which affects many people worldwide. Rosacea is a very visible skin condition, and as such can be very damaging to your self-confidence.
Sports Specific Nutritionist
Nutrition Plans for Athletes
Athletes can take nutritional supplements, but many overdo it in the hopes for achieving optimal performance. It is best to evaluate and modify your current diet with the help of a professional before taking nutritional supplements.
Keep Your Tension Low
While stress itself is not a medical condition, it can have a very real effect on our health. Excessive anxiety can lead to a range of ailments including heart disease, high blood pressure, and weakened immune system. It can affect sleep and eating habits, leading to weight gain or a general "burnt-out" feeling.
Understand, Prevent and Identify Strokes
A stroke occurs either when blood flow to the brain is cut off, or when artery bursts and blood enters the brain tissue (brain hemorrhage). As the cells die, certain areas of the body will stop working properly. Strokes can cause serious brain damage if not handled immediately by emergency medical personnel.
Supplements & Nutraceuticals for Cancer
Nutrition, Diet & Integrative Cancer Care
Supplements and nutraceuticals have been found to be effective in slowing the growth of cancer in human clinical trials. This is why they are an important part of integrative cancer therapy, which combines many treatment modalities to develop a personalized and comprehensive oncology treatment plan.
Life After Cancer
Cancer is unique to almost any other illness in the fact that even after it has been eliminated from your body, it could still take months or years to feel like yourself again. The treatment can be as rigorous as the disease, with procedures that would test the physical endurance of an Olympic athlete. Your doctors take these issues to heart, which is why treatment and recovery plans are designed to strengthen your body and spirit for the road ahead.
Biological Age vs. Chronological Age
A telomere test is a simple blood screening to help you and your doctor understand how your body is aging. This information can be vital in anticipating and treating conditions that arise as we get older.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Beat Low-T & Andropause
As men age, they notice a change in their physical and mental states. This change stems from the body's lowered testosterone production. Decreased libido, depression and many more side-effects can be caused by low testosterone. The symptoms of low testosterone are sometimes referred to as andropause. Andropause can seem like a dead end, a condition with no solution. Due to today's advanced medical technology, that isn't the case. Testosterone replacement therapy can provide relief.
The Well Woman Exam
Overall Wellness for Women
A well woman exam is a thorough evaluation of the pelvis and breasts, as well as any area related to a woman's overall wellness. After the initial consultation, the physician will perform a physical examination - including a breast and pelvic exam.
Thyroid Hormone Replacement Therapy
Understand these Crucial Hormones
Your endocrine system generates a multitude of hormones that serve crucial functions in your body. One of the most important is the thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH). Created in the pituitary gland, TSH is a precursor hormone. This means TSH is essential for the thyroid gland to release its hormones thyroxin (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). It is also essential that the body has enough free T3 and free T4 available.
Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH) Imbalance
Understand this Crucial Hormone
Your endocrine system generates a multitude of hormones that serve crucial functions in your body. One of the most important is the thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH). Created in the pituitary gland, TSH is a precursor hormone. This means TSH is essential for the thyroid gland to release its hormones thyroxin (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3).
Remedies to Settle an Upset Stomach
Saying that you have an upset stomach is a common way to describe indigestion, but the term doctors use to describe indigestion is known as dyspepsia. Dyspepsia is a functional disease that affects about 20% of Americans and can occur in any of the organs, muscles, or nerves comprising the upper gastrointestinal tract (stomach and small intestine). Dyspepsia is a chronic condition that can be controlled with the help of a doctor.
Subserosal, Intramural and Submucosal Uterine Growths
Uterine fibroids is the medical term for tumorous growths that occur in a woman's uterus. These tumors, while not typically cancerous or fatal, can cause a number of uncomfortable and painful side effects. Fibroids are also referred to as leiomyoma or simply myoma.
Vitamin B12 Deficiency
Restore Your Body's Natural Levels
Vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to depression, paranoia and delusions, memory loss, incontinence, loss of taste and smell and more. The body needs B12 to make red blood cells, nerves, DNA and carry out other functions. Vitamin B12 is not produced by the body, it only consumed in animal products.
Vitamin D Deficiency
Avoiding Rickets through Treatment
Vitamin D helps boost bone and muscle growth - vitamin D deficiency has been linked to health conditions including prostate cancer and a number of other illnesses. If you are vitamin D deficient, your physician may recommend a combination of diet changes and supplements to bring levels back to normal.
Lose Weight Now
Weight gain can sometimes happen for no apparent reason, even to seemingly healthy adults who maintain regular exercise. There are a number of weight gain causes that contribute to this increase including stress, poor sleep, aging and pregnancy. The most effective weight gain treatment is a medical weight loss program.
Unlock Ultimate Health and Vitality
Wellness evaluations are performed to monitor your current health status and prevent future illness from occurring. These thorough health exams include a consultation, physical exam, health screening and updating immunizations. There are a number of wellness screenings that should also be performed, depending on your age and gender.