COVID-19 Testing

Covid-19 Testing: March 27,
2020

There is a lot of confusion
right now about testing for Covid-19.  If
you have ANY concerns regarding possible symptoms or exposure, please call us
at 860-661-4662 and we can do a same-day telemedicine visit to evaluate your
situation and order testing at the location most convenient for you. 

Current guidelines
recommend that testing be done ONLY if the following symptoms are present:

Fever greater than or equal to 100.0°FCoughShortness of
breath

Also please be aware that
testing requires a doctor’s order prior to arrival at the test site.

If you have been exposed or
think you might [...]

COVID-19 UPDATES: March 25, 2020

During this time of intense change and uncertainty, taking care of your health has never been more important, or more confusing.  Dr. Procyk and Dr. Clark are still available to help!  To keep everyone safe while still being available, all visits will be via telemedicine for the immediate future.  We are using a fully secure HIPAA-compliant service that is SO much easier to use than Skype!  Liz will give you all the details you need at the time of your visit. All of your supplements are still available, and at 10% off!  We are happy to ship them to you, or [...]

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    Why Acid Blockers Are Not Good Long-Term Solutions for Heartburn

Why Acid Blockers Are Not Good Long-Term Solutions for Heartburn

Acid-blockers are very effective at controlling the symptom of heartburn but do not address the underlying cause, and long term they can cause a number of health consequences.

What Causes Lipedema and What is Happening to the Affected Area?

Dr. Aylah Clark

Lipedema is an adipose tissue (fat tissue) disorder primarily affecting the lower extremities and sometimes arms that spares the hands and feet. It almost exclusively affects women with symptoms beginning often after hormonal change like puberty, menopause, or pregnancy.

Lipedema (Wikimedia Commons)

There is a lot we don’t know about lipedema. We don’t know exactly why it happens or what sets it off. It is thought to have a genetic component as it is common for people with lipedema to have family members with it (or suspected to have it). It is also thought that estrogen, or changes [...]

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    The Role of Inflammation in Body Weight: An Intro to the Biology of Fat

The Role of Inflammation in Body Weight: An Intro to the Biology of Fat

By Dr. Aylah Clark

Inflammation comes up a lot in my
practice. It promotes many chronic diseases and correlates with worsening signs
and symptoms of many conditions, whether it be autoimmune disease, arthritis,
cardiovascular disease, or others. Inflammation is also intrinsically tied to
obesity.  How are inflammation and body weight related and what can
we do about it?

What
is inflammation?

Inflammation is your body’s attempt
to protect itself. It involves complex biological processes that are activated
by things like foreign invaders (bacteria and viruses for example) or
damaged cells (injury). We need inflammation to protect ourselves from these
harmful events and to initiate [...]

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    6 Reasons Why You Can Still Have Symptoms in Celiac Disease After Gluten Elimination

6 Reasons Why You Can Still Have Symptoms in Celiac Disease After Gluten Elimination

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease where gluten consumption
triggers an inflammatory response and damage to the intestines. It is caused by
a complex interaction between genetic predisposition, intestinal microbiome,
environment, and the immune system.

Symptoms & Diagnosis
Symptoms
can vary widely but can include gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal
pain, diarrhea, bloating, and mouth sores, but can also lead to weight loss or
failure to thrive, fatigue, dermatitis herpetiformis (a skin condition),
neurological symptoms, hormone disruption such as irregular periods,
infertility, early menopause, and nutrient deficiencies leading to
osteopenia/osteoporosis (bone loss).

Diagnosis is usually done by blood test but is [...]