The adrenal gland is the first stop in repairing health, especially depression. If a patient does not have the proper hormone functioning they will feel tired and depressed. Adrenal fatigue has received alot more attention in the last few years, thank heavens, and some doctors recommend large doses of vitamins, minerals, herbs, and glandular supplements. All of these things are helpful, however a patient with depression needs added care in diagnosing and treating. More specific amino acids will be helpful in treating a patient with fatigue and depression. My patients know I will not throw out suggestions here on what to take. Each patient is individual and requires and should demand individualized treatment. Testing of the adrenals can be done quickly in the office or more involved with urine and saliva testing. A patient with adrenal exhaustion and depression should notice a positive change within three weeks, not three months. Come talk to me about this or any topic today.
Polymyositis: This is characterized by general feeling of discomfort, fatigue, muscle aches with tenderness to touch and weakness with loss of strength of muscles close to the trunk. Climbing stairs and getting up from chair can be difficult tasks initially. As the condition progresses, even swallowing or lifting the head from the pillow become quite challenging.
Trigger points are discrete, focal, hyperirritable spots located in a tight band of skeletal muscle. They produce pain locally and in a referred pattern and often accompany chronic musculoskeletal problems. Acute trauma or repetitive micro trauma may lead to the development of stress on muscle fibers and the formation of trigger points.
About 23 million persons, or 10 percent of the U.S. population, have one or more chronic disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Myofascial pain syndrome is a common painful muscle disorder caused by myofascial trigger points.
Trigger-point injection is indicated for patients who have symptomatic active trigger points that produce a response to pressure and create a pattern of referred pain.
Trigger point injection can effectively inactivate trigger points and provide prompt, symptomatic relief.
Trigger points are injected by Dr. Olaf using a small guage needle with SARAPIN, lidocaine and/or saline. Relief is often felt right after the treatment or within 24 hr. Injection therapy may be repeated 2-3 x a week for up to 6 weeks for maximum benefit.
KI protects the thyroid against high concentrations of radioactive iodine, which is a type of radioactive material that is very unlikely to make it to the upper atmosphere. If it were to get in to the upper atmosphere, by the time the winds blew it from Japan to other parts of the world such as Washington, it would be at such low levels that it would pose no health threat to people. Levels would be diluted by wind and distance. Potassium iodide is typically given to people who are very near the source of high levels of radioactive iodine, such as nuclear plant workers or residents near the plant who may not be able to get out of the area soon enough after a nuclear incident. In Japan, for example, the evacuation zone is within 20 kilometers, or about 12 miles, of the plant. We’re thousands of miles away. The state Department of Health recommends against KI for people in this state concerned about radiation from the Japanese nuclear event.
Estriol isa type of estrogen made by the ovaries. It is one of the primary hormones of pregnancy and as a hormone replacement therapy it has been used in Europe for many decades. Until the advent of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), estriol was rarely used in the United States, because the pharmaceutical industry here is not interested in a nonpatentable medicine, no matter how safe it is.
Estriol protects against breast and uterine cancers.
Estriol is a safe replacement estrogen for breast cancer survivors. Estriol, unlike estradiol or estrone, has not been shown in animal studies or human clinical trials to stimulate the uterus or breast cells, therefore making it an ideal candidate for ERT in very high risk women whose breast tumors were estrogen sensitive.
Dr. Olaf will prescribe the right dose of estriol for you.
Salivary testing can be done to tell how low you are and what dose to start at. Estriol is usually prescribed in a cream because the hormone is delivered in a steady fashion, whereas given orally it is subject to all the variables of how the di
There is no need to "live with Menopause" and tolerate hot flashes which cause insomnia leading to fatigue. There is effective BHRT available.
Dr. Olaf offers free 15 minute consultations to see if BHRT is right for you.
If you are having trouble breathing, itchy watery eyes, chronic cough and fatigue you may have allergies. Come in for some free allergy testing, no blood draw, no skin scratching. I use NAET to successfully treat the symptoms of allergies. In just 5 minutes we can tell what you are allergic to and beginning the process of healing. In the meantime take your Vitamin C and eat your salad, especially Zucchini, high in Glutathione to treat your symptoms.
Yes, stress can kill you. I have seen patients deteriorate under stress, seemingly little things that mount up until their body is tired and cannot recover. Sometimes, we get so stressed we forget how it is to be calm, relaxed. In flight or fright syndrome, the body readies for flight (running away) and digestion is stopped (cramping, bloating, diarrhea) heart rate speeds, blood pressure rises, you get the picture. Learning to relax, to breathe, to be present is essential to survival. With relaxation, the body heals and replenishes. With relaxation, cortisol and epinephrine come down. We can teach our bodies to respond appropriately and decrease inflammation, blood pressure, gastritis. Herbal formulas help us fortify our body with food and micronutrients to heal the damage from stress.
I am excited to offer this weight loss program at Kingston Crossing Wellness Clinic. As most of my patients know, I try every diet, cleanse or supplement I put them on. I don't expect my patients to do something I would not do for myself or my family. Although I didn't have to lose alot of weight, I did lose a pound a day for over 20 days. And it came off fast! I was not prepared with my wardrobe to be the size I became. The diet is easy and you won't feel hungry. Your body will live off the stored fat being used for energy.
Give the office a call and talk to me for more information.