AN OPEN LETTER REGARDING STRESS
I have treated many families over the years and one of the
most common conditions that I see is stress with resulting fatigue.
Stress can take many forms in the body. It often
manifests in the weakest part of the body. For example, chronic stress
can result in chronic fatigue syndrome, where the patient will say that even
with a full night sleep, he or she does not feel rested and often still
feels exhausted. Stress can also cause insomnia, where the mind races
and does not let a person sleep much, if at all. Over time, stress can
weaken the immune system. A patient can come in complaining of chronic
colds that do not fully resolve, feeling achy, tired, often with flu like
I run comprehensive blood work and more often than not, the
patient's lab work comes back with a positive Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) test.
This test is also called the Chronic Fatigue Virus Test. We have safe,
natural medicines that can treat the Epstein Barr Virus.
Furthermore, lab work often reveals that a person,
chronically under stress may have a low thyroid condition. This
person, male or female, usually presents with a number of these most common
low thyroid related complaints: Cold hands and feet, fatigue, chronic colds,
hair loss, weight gain, mild depression, memory loss, PMS in women, skin
problems (most commonly dry skin and /or acne), brittle nails, headaches,
and high blood cholesterol level.
Allergies can also result from a lowered immune system that
can be brought about by many different types of stressors. We treat
allergies without shots which children and adults appreciate.
Stress building up for years in the body, can take fatigue
one step further; it can take on the added burden of pain in the body,
otherwise known as fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia can occur without
fatigue, but in my opinion, it occurs much more frequently with fatigue.
Fortunately, we have safe natural treatments to help both fatigue and
Stress, especially chronic stress, can change the hormone
levels in the body. The adrenal and thyroid hormones can be lowered
which can lead to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. We treat these conditions
routinely, safely and naturally, in our office. The levels of the
female hormones in women can become imbalanced due to chronic stressors
leading to Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), irregular periods, early menopause,
hot flashes and night sweats in menopause and other associated female
conditions. We can treat most of these conditions naturally and
Lastly, I want to mention a new treatment I employ. It
is called Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy or PEMFT for short.
PEMFT is the answer to my prayers. It provides a way to help people
with nerve/neurological conditions, or painful conditions and stress.
There are some medical conditions that are not indicated for PEMFT and they
are dealt with on an individual basis.
It is an honor and a joy to be able to share this
information with you.
Blessings to you and your family,
Dr. Bob Sklovsky,
Pharm. D., N.D., P.C.