Kalpana D. Patel, MD -  - Environmental Medicine Specialist

EHC Buffalo

Kalpana D. Patel, MD

Environmental Medicine Specialist located in Buffalo, NY

Fibromyalgia is a common source of chronic pain, affecting an estimated 10 million men and women in the United States. Dr. Kalpana Patel at Environmental Health Center–Buffalo (EHC Buffalo) is an environmental and integrative medicine specialist who offers precise molecular approach to find the triggers and provides effective treatments to those affected by fibromyalgia. If traditional treatments have failed to manage your fibromyalgia pain, and you live in or near Buffalo, New York, call today or book an appointment online, if you live away book for a phone consultation.

Fibromyalgia Q & A

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a chronic medical condition that causes pain throughout your body. It affects women more often than men. It is a symptomatic diagnosis. There are multiple triggers for this condition, and if all of them are not addressed, you may not get better, even after seeing many professionals for various therapies and spending thousands of dollars.

What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia?

Common symptoms of fibromyalgia include:

  • Constant, dull pain throughout your entire body lasting three months or longer
  • Fatigue
  • Moodiness
  • Sleep disorders
  • Difficulty focusing or concentrating, forgetfulness

Fibromyalgia is sometimes accompanied by other chronic health conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome, interstitial cystitis, or migraines etc.

What type of fibromyalgia testing can I expect?

As an integrative and environmental medicine specialist, Dr. Patel conducts a comprehensive evaluation including a timeline history, a thorough physical examination, and  specialized testing to identify potential environmental triggers, offending foods or chemicals, or chronic infections as a cause of your fibromyalgia. She also conducts biological testing, which may include:

  • Complete blood count (CBC) and comprehensive metabolic profile (CMP)
  • Evaluation for nutritional deficiencies-vitamins-minerals
  • Testing for toxicities in your blood and tissues
  • Intradermal Allergy testing for Foods-Molds-chemicals-bact-viruses when necessary
  • Lab tests to evaluate immune system dysfunction
  • Lab tests to evaluate  for autoimmune Diseases
  • Evaluation of the gastrointestinal system for gut bacteria
  • Lab tests to evaluate mitochondrial dysfunction
  • Tests to evaluate for tissue hypoxia

When you visit Dr. Patel, expect to spend a good deal of time discussing your symptoms and timeline medical history. To provide the most comprehensive treatment plan, she needs to uncover the root cause of your condition.

How is fibromyalgia treated?

Dr. Patel takes both a traditional and  comprehensive integrated alternative approach to help you manage your fibromyalgia pain.

Depending on the results of the specialized testing, Dr. Patel may also incorporate treatments such as:

  • Nutritional counseling to address allergies or deficiencies
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Chemical detoxification
  • Chelation therapy to reduce total toxic burden of  toxic metals like lead, mercury, arsenic, and cadmium from your body
  • Immunotherapy for offending agents-Mold-Foods-Chemicals
  • Treatment for leaky gut
  • Treatment to correct gut dysbiosis
  • Stress reduction techniques, such as meditation, EFT
  • Infrared Sauna-heat Depuration- Massage

For help managing your fibromyalgia, call the office or book an appointment online today.