Essential Medical Clinic  |   Chronic Care

GRAND AVE. LOCATION

Opening Hours
  • Monday - Thursday
    8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Friday
    8:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Saturday
    8:00AM - 3:00PM
  • Sunday
    Closed
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WESTERN AVE LOCATION

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  • Monday - Thursday
    8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Friday
    9:00AM - 3:00PM
  • Saturday
    Closed
  • Sunday
    Closed
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WILSHIRE LOCATION

Opening Hours
  • Monday - Thursday
    8:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Friday
    8:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Saturday
    8:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Sunday
    Closed
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  • Arthritis
    Arthritis
  • Diabetes
    Diabetes
  • Hypertension
    Hypertension

Arthritis

While most believe arthritis is part of aging, evidence is pointing otherwise. Masking the pain assiciated with arthritis joint pain may not answer the whole problem. A healthy nutritional diet and non-inflammatory nutrients are essential in the treatment of this disease. While more severe illness may necessitate medication therapy, an anti-inflammatory diet regimen can be helpful and in some patients it makes all the difference.

Consideration should be given to gluten free diet, low carb meals, adequate sleep, regular exercise regimen, and stess reduction. Allergic testing can assist a subset of patients identify inflammatory triggers. And weight reduction, for those who are overweight, can be quit helpful to relieve pressure from the weight bearing joints.

It is imparative that a patient seek the advice of a professional to distinguish between Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis (and other more serious inflammatory diseases) which requires a team of healthcare professionals assisting the individual.

Supplementation can be helpful in many patients suffering from inflammatory joint pain. But it should only be viewed as part of a more comprehensive approach.

Diabetes

For many individuals, diabetes has come to mean a life sentence brought upon them by "bad" genes. Evidence points that majority of diabetics have brought this upon themselves by an unhealthy life style and poor nutritional regimen. Indeed, in large number of diabetics the disease can improve significantly only if we choose to do the right thing and follow a healthy path. In fact, there is emerging evidence that a subset of diabetics may be cured by the use right nurtients and a healthy life style. Many diabetics are chronically malnurished as evidenced by unhealthy nail bed, ulcerations, and weight gain. Nutritional supplementation can help close the gap and allow the body's own healing capacity to take over.

A healthy life style can significantly improve an individual's outcome. In fact, in our experience, many individuals develop high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels a year or two before the onset of diabetes. This is likely the result of years of unhealthy life style, sedentary living, and poor nutritional intake. Most people confuse a full stomach with intake of good nutrients; High carb meals fill the belly but provide very poor nution and can lead to obesity and resistance to one's own insulin function. The latter is referred to as Insulin Resistance which is one step away from becoming a diabetic. A healthy life style involves a regimen of low carb meals, moderate protiens with each meal, adequate daily intake of vegetables and fruits, combined with appropriate weekly exercise regimen.

The fact is that most people are over eating but remain malnurished. This is where supplementation can help replenish missing nutrients. This is particularly true about diabetic patient with ulceration and non-healing wounds. Many patients with ulcers undego repeated debridment of the wound without any attention to lack of nutrition. Supplementation can help improve wound healing.

Diabetics with kidney problems should always seek the assistance of their healthcare provider before initiating any supplements of any kind.

Hypertension

High blood pressure, also called “hypertension,” is a serious medical condition. It happens when the force of the blood pumping through your arteries is too strong. When your heart beats, it pushes blood through your arteries to the rest of your body. When the blood pushes harder against the walls of your arteries, your blood pressure goes up.

High blood pressure often has no symptoms and people have no idea they are a ticking time bomb. Your blood pressure may be different at different times of the day and it is not one steady level throughout the day. It is usually higher when you first wake up, after you exercise, or when you are under stress. High blood pressure can be one of the first signs of underlying Diabetes.

Uncontrolled blood pressure can lead to heart attack, brain stroke, kidney failure and other serious conditions. Simple medication therapy can help avoid unnecessary complications. High salt intake, such as frequently eating out, can exacerbate blood pressure significantly and place undue pressure on your heart.

Men's Health

Most men need to pay more attention to their health. Compared to women, men are more likely to

  •  Smoke and Drink
  •  Make unhealthy or risky choices
  •  Put off regular checkups and medical care

There are also health conditions that only affect men, such as prostate cancer and low testosterone. Many of the major health risks that men face - like colon cancer or heart disease - can be prevented and treated with early diagnosis. Screening tests can find diseases early, when they are easier to treat. It's important to get the screening tests you need

Many men suffer from mental fogginess, fatigue, and lack of libido. These can be signs of Low Testosterone particulary in middle aged and older individuals. This condition can be treated with supplementation using medication testosterone and some herbal supplements. The use of Testosterone in those with prostate cancer or high risk of the disease is contraindicated and should not be done. A thorough consultation and evaluation by physician is advised.