People often come to us seeking relief for chronic conditions that are unexplained.
Standard medical tests from chronic fatigue specialist in NYC fail to identify the problem. In fact, one challenge in identifying and diagnosing diseases like Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia is that they’re often accompanied by other chronic conditions with similar symptoms.
Our patients experience significant, rapid improvement because we take a completely different approach to health. Instead of trying to categorize a person’s symptoms under a specific disorder and applying conventional therapies to that condition, we look for the underlying causes of the problems. For instance, many people who complain of fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, and depression—classic signs of hypothyroidism—do have a slow or underactive thyroid, but the problem remains undetected by routine blood tests.
We perform a comprehensive battery of tests to evaluate each of the body’s systems and see how they contribute to a person’s symptoms. Our deeper perspective acknowledges the interconnected causes of diseases, as well as the body’s ability to return to wholeness. By treating these fundamental issues, we relieve patients’ suffering and allow them to experience long-term healing.
Patients with CFS, fibromyalgia, and other unexplained illnesses often have symptoms similar to those for thyroid disorder:
- Hair loss
- Headaches, including migraines
- Impaired memory or concentration
- Multi-joint pain
- Muscle pain
- Sleep disturbances
- Slow metabolism
- Sore throat
The underlying causes for these conditions are unknown, although genetics and environmental factors are believed to play a factor. Another possibility is that multiple triggers lead to the development of these conditions, including viral infections, certain diseases, immune dysfunction, nutritional deficiencies, and adrenal gland problems. In many cases, low thyroid function is responsible for patient symptoms.
Many patients complaining of chronic fatigue and pain suffer from hypothyroidism, despite normal blood test results. That’s why Kellman Center uses a different, even controversial, test to evaluate thyroid function, the TRH Stimulation Test. Produced in the hypothalamus, TRH, or thyrotropin-releasing hormone, acts on the pituitary to stimulate TSH production. Injecting TRH to stimulate the pituitary allows physicians to see what’s happening in the pituitary gland.
We also perform a vitamin and mineral blood test to evaluate for insulin resistance, which more studies are identifying as the underlying dysfunction for many diseases. Other procedures may include a full hormone evaluation, adrenal gland testing, heavy metal testing, liver detoxification capacity evaluation, evaluation for fatty liver, stool test, viral titers, and an insulin-glucose challenge test.
ART + SCIENCE = DIAGNOSIS
At Kellman Center, we blend art and science by examining all of the body’s systems and how they interact, including the gut, the brain, and inflammatory markers. By looking at their effects on other body systems and on biomarkers, we can see the downstream effects that are often missed by conventional testing.
We look deeper to diagnose each person as an individual, instead of relying on routine tests that identify conditions based on values determined by the population range. We get to know every patient; we recognize that the longer a problem persists, the less likely that a blood test will reveal it.
Based on the tests and results, we prescribe a personalized treatment plan designed to treat not only your symptoms, but also the underlying causes. Our treatments include the following:
- Energy nutrients
- Gastrointestinal healing with natural compounds
- Immunological modulation with natural compounds
- Lifestyle and dietary changes
- Natural hormone replacement therapy
- Natural supplements
- Ozone therapy
- Vitamins, minerals, and herbs