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At Akeia Health we understand the importance of prevention. We use a Functional and Integrated approach to treatment. While we often work with patients to prevent illness in those with a strong family history of chronic disease, we also provide a wide variety of services that fall under general care. There are many diseases and conditions that can be treated by a Functional Medicine and Integrative Medicine practitioner. Below are some of the conditions treated at our clinic:
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Hormone and Endocrine Disorders
The body's metabolism is regulated by the endocrine system.
You have a number of glands that secrete hormones, including the hypothalamus, the pituitary gland, the pineal gland, the thyroid gland, the parathyroid glands, the adrenal glands, and the pancreas, ovaries and testes.
Each gland makes one or more hormones. Some hormones, such as growth factor, influence almost all the cells in the body. Other hormones influence a small number of cells, such as the anti-diuretic hormone (ADH), which only influences particular cells in the kidney.
Hormone production, transport, sensitivity and then detoxification can be evaluated to determine where in the chain of function that there is a missing or mismatched link.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Female Hormone Dysregulation
Endometriosis & Fibroids
Andropause (male hormone imbalance)
Due to the immense interactions of the GI tract, GI nervous system (ie- gastroenteric nervous system), food interactions/absorption/breakdown, GI immune system, most integrative evaluations include some sort of GI evaluation and treatment. 80% of the immune system resides in the gut and therefore no integrative functional evaluation would be complete without a thourough investigation of the digestive tract.
Our physicians are trained to see signs of dysfunction in the gut from a physical evuluation and further confirm it through advanced testing.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Leaky gut syndrome
Gas and Bloating
Metabolic & Heart Conditions
Heart – Cardiovascular Disease is usually treated with statin medications, blood pressure lowering medications, and recommendations to reduce weight. Integrative medical doctors look for ways to clean out the cardiovascular system so blood flows easily and effectively. Nutrition, calming inflammation in the system, and instituting a heart-healthy diet can lower cholesterol and blood pressure for the long-term.
Elevated Cholesterol & Triglycerides
Hypertension / High Blood Pressure
Coronary Artery Disease
Joint & Neurological Conditions
Joint conditions can be treated with medications but integrative and functional medicine doctors like to make sure the body can build and conserve bone properly using nutrition, exercise, and making sure the GI tract is in tip-top shape. Back pain is debilitating but there are natural pain relief alternatives to surgery and pain killers. At Akeia we give nutrients to help the body reduce pain and inflammation, eliminate food sensitivities that cause joint pain, and balance hormones that cause pain.
The central nervous system controls both physical symptoms and some mental, and all these are taken into consideration.
Low Back Pain
Numbness & Tingling
Headaches & Migranes
Immune & Infectious Conditions
Our immune system is designed to protect us from outside invaders such as viruses and bacteria, but when this process goes wrong, it can wreak havoc on the body.
Many common illnesses such as diabetes and thyroid disease fall into the category of autoimmune conditions. Treatments focused on bringing balance to the immune system instead of suppressing it or exclusively managing symptoms can produce better recovery and healthier lives for those with autoimmune diseases.
General Low Immunity
Autoimmune Conditions (Hashimotos, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis)
Immune Recovery - Cancer