Learn more about these Issues and the Prevention and
Maintenance Treatments provided at NMAC
IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
IBS belongs to a family of gastrointestinal disorders called Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). There are two types, constipative and diaorrheal, and patiens can have either one or a combination of both types. This disorder is growing more common as our diet becomes less healthy and as the stresses of modern life increases. It can be very disruptive in the lives of sufferers.
The disorder is called a syndrome because it presents with a myriad of symptoms, and the exact cause remains unknown. However, medical experts agree that it has a common aggravating factor of stress and seems to occur mostly in those having a nervous or anxious personality. This is not surprising because the digestive tract has a vast nerve conduction center that is called our "second brain." Most people notice that when they become upset it can cause churning of the stomach.
Naturopathic medicine is keenly suited to managing IBS because Albert Einstein once said that all conditions of health can be traced to components of the diet and the health of the digestive tract. The naturopath will utilize specialized tests to help determine your personal aggravating factors. We will also focus on healing the intestinal lining and supplementing the nutrients that are often deficient in person wtith digestive disorders. And because naturopathic medicine focuses on the whole person, we will work with you to learn new ways of handling stress.
~ Contributed by Dr. Amani Flood, Naturopathic Medical Doctor at NMAC.
Our highly skilled and trained Physicians and Medical Staff at NMAC provide a variety of services to aid in the Prevention and Maintenance of Stress and Stress-Related conditions including
Laser Stress Management Therapy
Life Coaching
Naturopathic Treatments
General Medical Testing and Treatments
Courtesy of U.S. National Library of Medicine and
UK Department of Health/NHS Choices
Learn more about Stress here.
Rosacea is a chronic, red acne-like benign skin condition affecting mostly fair skin people between the ages of 30 and 60. It is characterized by flare-ups and remissions. It is often misdiagnosed as adult acne.
Signs - Frequent blushing or flushing, persistent redness, bumps and pimples, visible blood vessels, eye irritation, burning or stinging, dry appearance, skin thickening and swelling.
Common Triggers - Temperature extremes, weather, Emotional stress, spicy foods, caffeine, alcohol, physical exertion, cosmetic products, Vasodilators and long term use of topical steroids.
Treatment - At NMAC Rosacea treatment depends on the diagnosis, staging and type of Rosacea and may includeLife style changes to avoid or minimize triggers, non-invasive, pain free Laser Treatments, Topical Treatments, and Oral Antibiotics
Northshore Medical Laboratory
recognized for quality laboratory services
Northshore Medical Laboratory, a division of the Northshore Medical & Aesthetics Center, under the leadership of Dr. Kyjuan H Brown, has met all criteria for Laboratory Accreditation by COLA, a national healthcare accreditation organization.
Accreditation is given only to laboratories that apply rigid standards of quality in day to day operations, demonstrate continues accuracy in the performance of proficiency testing, and pass a rigorous on-site laboratory survey and inspection. Northshore Medical Laboratory has earned COLA accreditation as a result of a long-term commitment to provide quality service to its patients.