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
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 you
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.
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
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
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