green leaf buttonDr. Patel explores lifestyle factors as well as symptoms, recognizing each individual’s unique health potential. The health counseling component helps spark change toward living a life that supports health.

Each complete health plan is uniquely tailored to you as an individual. Dr. Patel uses an integrative approach to support the whole body using treatments such as nutritional and herbal supplements, bioidentical hormones, homeopathy, lifestyle changes, and stress management. Read more about symptoms that are treated below:

-Women’s Health / Hormone Balance

-Autoimmune Symptoms

-Digestive Repair

-Common Skin Conditions

-Testosterone Therapy for Men

-Neurotransmitter Testing

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1. Women’s Health / Hormone Balance

Hormone imbalance can happen at any age and Dr. Patel works with women to treat common symptoms of it. Whether you are experiencing menopause, PMS, or difficulty conceiving, Dr. Patel’s treatment plan will support your body’s natural production of hormones and help relieve symptoms related to imbalance. Hormones that are helpful to balance in women include estrogen, progesterone, thyroid, testosterone, DHEA, and cortisol. In addition to optimizing levels of hormones themselves, Dr. Patel also treats other systems in the body that help support the endocrine (hormone) system, including the adrenal glands and nervous system. Common symptoms that benefit from hormone balancing include:

  • Low energy/motivation
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Anxiety, depression, irritability
  • Hot flashes/ night sweats
  • PMS and irregular cycles
  • Mood swings
  • Weight gain
  • Low libido
  • Poor memory
  • Infertility

2. Autoimmune Symptoms

Autoimmune conditions are more common today than ever before, and they’re often resistant to conventional treatments such as pharmaceutical drugs. Dr. Patel’s approach in treating autoimmunity is to help balance the immune system’s response, heal the digestive system, address the effects of past/current accumulated stress, and help the body feel stronger and “in its own skin.” The responses we’re having toward our environments can also play a part in autoimmunity, which Dr. Patel looks at. Using an integrative treatment plan, symptoms often start experiencing improvement in 2-3 months. Common autoimmune conditions include:

  • Thyroid imbalance, including hypothyroidism
  • Allergies
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Arthritic complaints

3. Digestive Repair

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Digestion affects the whole body including energy levels, the immune system, detoxification, hormone balance, mood, and skin health. Common digestive complaints, once addressed using natural medicine, can help you feel like a whole new person and can even remedy other chronic symptoms that at first glance may seem unrelated. If there are suspected food sensitivities, Dr. Patel helps patients start a food elimination diet that’s not too extreme or restrictive, allowing your digestion to heal while you can still live your life. Common complaints treated include:

  • Constipation
  • Loose stools
  • Irritable bowel
  • Chronic heartburn
  • Gas & bloating

4. Common Skin Conditions

The skin actually experiences what are like emotions, because it will feel the stresses and emotions that we feel on a daily basis. Supporting skin health, therefore, doesn’t only go skin deep but rather involves a more well-rounded approach. Dr. Patel’s approach is to support the many systems that contribute to balanced skin including digestive health, detoxification, hormone support, stress management, and mind-body health. She also offers quality organic skincare options for cleansing and moisturizing. Her treatments help spark the skin to feel rejuvenated inside-out. Common skin conditions include:

  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis

5. Testosterone Therapy for Menman relaxing

As men enter their thirties, levels of testosterone naturally decline and can commonly lead to chronic symptoms that many start to experience. Stress typically compounds the symptoms and lowers testosterone even further, creating a cycle. Dr. Patel works with men to test levels of testosterone and cortisol levels (for stress) if needed. She treats low testosterone and cortisol imbalance using an integrative approach that can include bioidentical testosterone therapy, adrenal support, and lifestyle recommendations. Symptoms that benefit from natural testosterone therapy include:

  • Low energy
  • Weight gain
  • Lowered libido
  • Depression
  • Decreased physical strength
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Problems with prostate and urination

6. Neurotransmitter Testing

Neurotransmitters work closely with hormones in the body to support overall balance in health and physiology. In cases where concentration, memory, and mood are affected by hormone imbalance, neurotransmitter testing and treatment can be effective. Typical neurotransmitters that Dr. Patel tests include serotonin, dopamine, GABA, epinephrine, norepinephrine, and glutamate. She then treats neurotransmitter imbalances alongside your hormone treatments for optimal improvement in mind-body symptoms. Therapy can include amino acid supplementation, botanical medicine for nervous system support, and adrenal tonics. Symptoms that benefit include:

  • Depressed mood
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue and/or poor sleep
  • Loss of mental focus
  • ADD, ADHD
  • Addictions
  • Cravings
  • Low libido