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By Environmental Health & Allergy Center
August 09, 2021
Category: General
Tags: Fatigue  

Discover a more holistic approach to treating chronic fatigue.

While everything from stress to a poor night’s sleep can leave us feeling exhausted during the day, if you find yourself dealing with severe fatigue that isn’t alleviated with rest, you might be dealing with chronic fatigue. Our St. Louis, MO, holistic doctor Dr. Tipu Sultan has helped countless patients get their chronic fatigue under control. Wondering if you could be dealing with chronic fatigue?

What are the signs of chronic fatigue?

While symptoms do vary in type and severity throughout the day, the most common symptoms of chronic fatigue include,

  • Extreme fatigue
  • Unrefreshed sleep
  • Memory problems and trouble concentrating
  • Headaches
  • Enlarged lymph nodes
  • Joint or muscle aches and pains
  • Low-grade fever
  • Dizziness upon standing or sitting
  • Sore throat
  • Mood swings
  • Exhaustion that gets worse after working out or intense mental tasks

In order to be diagnosed with chronic fatigue the symptoms you experience must last for at least six months. Our St. Louis, MO, holistic doctor will also want to rule out any underlying medical conditions that could be causing these symptoms. Any excessive or prolonged fatigue should be evaluated by a medical professional, especially if it’s impacting your life.

What causes chronic fatigue?

While we don’t know the exact cause of chronic fatigue there are certain factors that can predispose or trigger symptoms of chronic fatigue. These risk factors include,

  • Age
  • Gender (women are more likely to be diagnosed with chronic fatigue)
  • Emotional trauma
  • Hormonal balances
  • Viral infections (e.g. Epstein-Barr virus)
  • Impaired immune system

How is chronic fatigue treated?

When you turn to Dr. Sultan and the team at Environmental Health Center, you’ll get a holistic and whole-body approach to treating your chronic fatigue. From the moment you walk into our St. Louis, MO, practice we will work with you to craft a treatment plan that helps alleviate and manage your symptoms. Everyone’s treatment plan is tailored to them; however, since Dr. Sultan takes on a multi-factor approach to managing chronic fatigue you can expect your treatment plan to,

  • Bolster your immune system
  • Target and treat allergies
  • Detoxify your body
  • Providing emotional and psychological healing and support
  • Improve adrenal function
  • Treat and eliminate infections including parasitic, bacteria, viral and yeast
  • Treat nutritional deficiencies
  • Improve sleep hygiene and quality

While antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications can be beneficial for patients dealing with clinical depression and anxiety (which can exacerbate chronic fatigue symptoms), we know that medication isn’t the only thing our patients need. We may also provide or recommend,

  • Supplementation and nutritional support
  • Emotional and psychological support and referrals to mental health experts
  • Herbal remedies
  • Exercise recommendations and other lifestyle changes
  • Stress-relieving treatment options
  • Acupuncture
  • Homeopathy
  • Chiropractic therapy

As a holistic doctor we make sure that every and all systems within the body are working properly.

Here at Environmental Health Center in St. Louis, MO, we understand the serious impact chronic fatigue can have on someone’s health, wellbeing and quality of life. If you suspect that you’re dealing with chronic fatigue, call our practice at (314) 921-5600 to book a consultation with Dr. Sultan.

By Environmental Health & Allergy Center
August 03, 2021
Category: General
Tags: Headaches  

Almost all of us have experienced a headache from time to time. But what if your headaches were occurring more than 15 days a month for more than three months? This may be a sign you have chronic headaches and should seek medical attention to help manage your symptoms. Treating chronic headaches by addressing the cause of the problem, Dr. Tipu Sultan aims to successfully reduce or eliminate your symptoms without the need for medication, which can contribute to other problems and side effects. If you are interested in learning more about a holistic approach to treating your migraines or chronic headaches in St. Louis, MO, look no further than the Environmental Health Center.

Holistic Methods

Without using more medication as a traditional treatment method, many people may wonder how to use a holistic approach to treating chronic headaches. Because the underlying cause of headaches and migraines often determines the type of treatment method needed, Dr. Sultan uses a combination of information gathering through your comprehensive health history, as well as physical examination and testing to determine the cause of your headaches.

For most people, chronic headaches can be traced back to environmental, hormonal, or nutritional and dietary causes. This may include testing for and treatment of food and mold allergies, chemical sensitivities, hypothyroidism, hormonal imbalances, yeast overgrowth, and mineral deficiencies. Once the underlying cause is discovered, your team at the Environmental Health Center can help to find the best method for you to manage your chronic headaches and migraines in St. Louis, MO.

Results

By tackling the root of the problem at the source, your risk of reoccurring or worsening symptoms can be reduced or even eliminated. This may result in a healthier lifestyle with improved psychological well-being. If you or a loved one is suffering from chronic headaches or migraines in St. Louis, MO, give the Environmental Health Center a call today! Dr. Sultan and his team can be reached at (314) 921-5600 for questions or to make an appointment today.

By Environmental Health & Allergy Center
May 17, 2021
Category: General
Tags: Sinus Infection  

If you’ve experienced a sinus infection in your life, you know that it can be extremely debilitating and can stop you from living your daily life. When mucus builds up in the sinuses and doesn’t clear out, you’re at risk for a sinus infection and in for a rough couple of days. It’s important that you talk to Dr. Tipu Sultan in St. Louis, MO, about treating your sinus infection and relieving the pain you may be feeling so that you can get back to your normal life.

Signs of a Sinus Infection

There are some distinct symptoms to look out for when you may have a sinus infection. Some common signs of a sinus infection are:

  • Discolored nasal discharge.
  • Facial pain and soreness.
  • Lessened sense of taste and smell.
  • Bad breath.
  • Persistent cough.
  • Stuffy nose.

The signs of a sinus infection and the common cold are fairly similar, however facial pain, discolored discharge, fever, or symptoms lasting for a week usually point to a sinus infection and are signs that you should see your doctor in St. Louis, MO, immediately.

Treating Your Sinus Infection

Most treatments can be done at home with simple remedies. Your doctor may recommend getting a humidifier to help open up the airways. They may also suggest using saline irrigation, decongestants, and a topical nasal spray to help get rid of any sinus pressure and congestion you might be experiencing. If symptoms persist and continue to bother you, your doctor will prescribe an antibiotic to help cure your infection and relieve the symptoms you may be experiencing.

Contact Your Doctor Today!

If you’re suffering from a sinus infection, it’s important that you contact Dr. Tipu Sultan in St. Louis, MO, at (314) 921-5600 as soon as possible for treatment and to get back to your normal life without sinus pain!

By Environmental Health & Allergy Center
January 29, 2021

Find out whether hormone replacement therapy may be right for you.
 

Hormones play a vital role in maintaining good health, and not just our reproductive health. Hormones are responsible for regulating everything from blood pressure and sex drive to hunger, metabolism, and immune system. Therefore, when hormone levels start to fluctuate this can lead to a host of unpleasant symptoms for both men and women. This is where our St. Louis, MO, holistic doctor Dr. Tipu Sultan can help.
 

What are bioidentical hormones?
 

As you may be able to guess, bioidentical hormones contain hormones that have an identical chemical structure to natural hormones already found in the body. This means that our bodies are more likely to recognize these bioidentical hormones as natural hormones, which means fewer side effects and more benefits over traditional hormone replacement therapy.
 

Who can benefit from bioidentical hormones?
 

When we think about hormone replacement therapy, we often think about women that are going through menopause. While many menopausal women here in St. Louis, MO, can benefit from turning to holistic medicine to get bioidentical hormone therapy, many men and women of various ages may also benefit. You may want to consider bioidentical hormones if,
 

  • You’re dealing with severe menopausal symptoms including hot flashes and night sweats, weight gain, and brain fog
  • You have low testosterone (both men and women)
  • You’ve been diagnosed with an adrenal or thyroid disorder
  • You are insulin resistant
  • You have osteoporosis

Men with low testosterone levels may experience some of these symptoms,
 

  • Loss of sex drive
  • Fatigue/low energy
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Weight gain
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Hair loss
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Depression
  • Irritability and mood swings

If you are dealing with low testosterone levels, then our holistic doctor may recommend bioidentical hormones to help boost hormone levels. This is a common problem for men as they get older, as their bodies are no longer producing the same amount of testosterone.
 

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has the ability to improve,
 

  • Sexual desire and intimacy
  • Energy levels
  • Weight loss
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Sleep problems
  • Memory and concentration
  • Mood

Have questions about bioidentical hormones or holistic medicine? If so, call Environmental Health & Allergy Center in St. Louis, MO, today at (314) 921-5600 to schedule an evaluation.

By Environmental Health & Allergy Center
December 31, 2020
Category: General
Tags: Acute Diseases  

Holistic treatment is essentially a whole-body approach for treating diseases. Its main goal is to improve wellness and health physically via the body, emotionally via the mind, and spiritually via the soul. Holistic treatment commonly blends traditional medicine practices and CAM or complementary and alternative medicine therapies.

Here at the Environmental Health & Allergy Center in St. Louis, MO, our holistic doctor, Dr. Tipu Sultan, believes that ill people only ever get well once you treat the cause of their illness instead of masking their symptoms. This is why he combines the best of traditional medicine and environmental medicine for a holistic approach to acute and chronic diseases.

Fundamental Holistic Treatment Principles

The core values of holistic treatment include the following:

  • People are not and shouldn’t be defined by their diseases or conditions.
  • Prevention is always better than treatments or cures.
  • Optimum health is a complex blend of physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual wellness.
  • Diseases are the result of an issue with the entire body instead of a single body part or event.
  • The primary objective of treatment is to resolve a disease’s underlying root cause rather than just treating its symptoms.
  • Holistic treatment entails a wide array of options that includes self-care, education, alternative therapies, and conventional medical therapies.
  • Treatment outcomes are usually determined through an open and honest doctor-patient relationship.

Common Holistic Therapies

Holistic treatment encompasses a broad range of therapies that typically involve the following:

  • Education: This will teach you certain lifestyle modifications including self-care tactics and habits that might improve your condition such as nutrition counseling, exercises, supplementation, stretching, self-massage, and stress-relieving techniques like yoga, meditation, and tai chi.
  • Alternative and Complementary Therapies: These usually include herbal remedies, acupuncture, massage, aromatherapy, reiki, and music therapy among others.
  • Traditional Medicine Treatments: These include prescription medications, diagnostic tests, and surgical intervention among others.

To better understand how holistic treatment works, let’s say that you suffer from dermatitis. A traditional doctor will recommend treatments to get rid of the itch or rash and other symptoms, like a prescription topical steroid and an anti-itch oral medication. On the other hand, your holistic doctor in St. Louis, MO, may recommend certain lifestyle and dietary adjustments as well as more conservative creams and home remedies such as oatmeal baths.

With all this in mind, if you’re looking for a whole-body disease management approach, a holistic doctor might be the best option for you. You’ll be given a treatment plan that will help you really get to the cause of your condition instead of just alleviating your symptoms.

Reach Out to Learn More About Our Holistic Approach to Treating Acute and Chronic Diseases

Dial (314) 921-5600 to arrange an appointment with our holistic doctor here at the Environmental Health & Allergy Center in St. Louis, MO, Dr. Tipu Sultan, today.





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