Anxiety, depression, panic attacks, address the root cause – Freedom Age

October 18, 2018 | Author: | Posted in Health & Fitness

Functional medicine takes a deeper look at these problems rather than simply putting their patients on an antidepressant and anti-anxiety medicines.

Most common underestimated causes of these symptoms are as below:

a) Unhealthy eating habits, leading to disrupted gut microbiome and since gut secretes 80 to 90% of serotonin which is a known brain neurotransmitter which is a primary contributor to the feeling of well being and happiness.

b) Chronic gut infections such as Candida, Lyme, Viral and other pathogenic bacterial infections.

c) Another important cause may be the medications people take for physical ailments which too disrupt the gut microbiome and is responsible to cause these symptoms.

d) B complex vitamin and magnesium deficiency both are crucial for converting amino acids to serotonin.

e) Chronic stress leads to adrenal fatigue and therefore Out-of-balance hormones like insulin and cortisol and these can detrimentally impact depression.

f) Vitamin D and Omega 3 fatty acid deficiency, folate, zinc, copper, EPA and DHA, choline, B6, riboflavin,

g) Food intolerances such as Gluten, dairy or some other specific intolerances.

h) Sex hormone imbalances Testosterone, progesterone, Estrogen lead to these symptoms.

i) Thyroid hormone imbalance

j) Defective Methylation: People who have a genetic defect of Methylation pathway such as MTHFR enzyme deficiency, due to which they are unable to convert Folic acid to its active form, also cause these symptoms.

k) Detoxification pathways are not functioning properly due to the accumulation of toxins and heavy metals.

l) Heavy metals such as Aluminum, Lead, Cadmium, Mercury can disrupt neurotransmitter balance.

Looking at all of the above, connecting the dots and finding out the root cause of these symptoms is certainly worth an attempt before taking antidepressants.

Dr. Kalpana Shekhawat M.D.

Functional Medicine Specialist

Dr Kalpana Shekhawat-MD
Functional & Regenerative Medicine Consultant
Metabolic Disease Management Consultant
Bio Identical Hormone Replacement therapy specialist
Active Member Of American Anti-Ageing Medicine (A4M)

After more than 12 years of practicing Conventional Allopathic medicine, I can most definitely say last 7 years of Functional Medicine Practice has been the most rewarding part of my career. My practice style has remained the same. I spend plenty of quality time with each patient and my support staff is also trained to do the same. The joy and satisfaction of knowing I have made a difference in the lives of patients and their families is incomparable. My practice attracts patients who have not had success with conventional medicine or they cannot endure or will not take prescription drugs. I integrate a scientifically proven research based Functional Medicine approach to conventional medicine, including natural alternatives to prescription drugs, vitamin and nutrient supplements, Intravenous nutrition and detox therapies as well as nutritional advice. Although my main focus is prevention, I specialize in all chronic illness.

I see a wide range of patients, from children to the elderly, who are all seeking to improve their health without the side effects of medicines. In addition to sound nutritional and preventative advice, I offer a wide range of medical services including bio-identical hormones, therapeutic vitamin drips, immune systems support and detoxification protocols. I do extensive blood tests to know the Inflammatory markers, Disease risks like Cancer & Cardio Vascular diseases, I also do specialty testing in the fields of hormones, food and environmental allergies, as well as testing for nutritional deficiencies, heavy metal burden with Oligoscan and Urine challenge test for heavy metals, I offer Intravenous IV Chelation therapy, IV Vitamins, Glutathione, N acetyl Cystein and High Dose IV Vitamin C and GcMAF Immunotherapy for cancer patients. In addition I offer therapies for Autistic children which have recognized results to improve communication and behavior concerns.

In Functional Medicine we do not mask symptoms we address the root cause

In its Chronic Diseases Report WHO predicts that by 2030, chronic diseases will cause three of four deaths in India. By 2030, more people, before the age of 60, will die of coronary heart disease in India than in Russia, USA and China combined!

Chronic disease cannot be managed successfully until the root cause of the disease is identified and repaired. Attempting to mitigate the symptoms through drugs or surgery can only be a temporary therapy. Instead, the fundamental imbalances in the body’s physiological processes such as nutritional deficiencies, Toxins, Hormone imbalances, Inflammation, that cause the disease should be recognized. It is at this point in time Functional Medicine becomes most essential as it plays the key role in proactively predicting, preventing and treating most chronic diseases.

More is known now than ever, on biochemical mechanisms and environmental factors that influences an individual’s disposition to chronic diseases. It is also evident that lifestyle interventions and dietary changes can not only reverse the symptoms but also can proactively prevent illness. This is one of the approaches of Functional & Integrative medicine.

Functional Medicine practitioners identify factors responsible for any complication unique to the patient’s individual health condition through advanced laboratory testing. This information is used to formulate customized treatments to restore balance and effect a cure by alleviating symptoms, preventing the progress of, or improving the management of chronic medical conditions.

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I have undergone chelation with EDTA at Freedom age Functional Medicine Clinic and my erectile dysfunction has vanished apart from improving my cardiovascular health Anxiety, Mental health, Natural Treatment for Depression, Palpitation, Root Cause of Depression


In Functional Medicine we do not mask symptoms we address the root cause In its Chronic Diseases Report WHO predicts that by 2030, chronic diseases will cause three of four deaths in India. By 2030, more people, before the age of 60, will die of coronary heart disease in India than in Russia, USA and China combined!

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