The symptoms of most digestive disorders are unfortunately all too familiar for most of us: heartburn, painful stomach cramps, gas, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea. However, a wide variety of causes –often hidden – may be responsible for these symptoms. Dr. Lalezar states, “Many of my patients suffered from digestive disorders for years without knowing why or doing anything about it. It’s as if they just expected to always have an upset stomach and were resigned to their fate. They finally came to see me because they couldn’t take it anymore.”

Accurate diagnosis is the first step towards feeling better
Dr. Lalezar will conduct a series of diagnostic tests to arrive at a definitive diagnosis and determine the root cause of your particular digestive problem. These tests may include:

  • Food and Environmental Allergy Testing
  • Comprehensive Stool Analysis with Parasitology (CSDA)
  • Tests for H.pylori (the cause of ulcers and certain stomach cancers)
  • Intestinal Permeability
  • Micronutrient Testing
  • Urine Toxicology Screen

Once she diagnoses your condition, Dr. Lalezar will then design and develop an individualized, comprehensive treatment plan to help you get back to feeling like yourself again –or better!

  • Types of Digestive Disorders
  • IrritableBowelSyndrome (IBS)
    Caused by muscle spasms in the colon.
  • Crohn’s Disease
    Crohn’s disease is a form of IBD (inflammatory bowel disease), and may result from an abnormal immune response to gut bacteria. Toxins produced by these bacteria can leak through the gut into the bloodstream, resulting in inflammation.
  • Celiac Disease
    Also a type of IBD, celiac disease is associated with an allergy to wheat gluten.
  • Heartburn/Gastric Reflux (GERD)
    This is more than just an occasional annoyance that happens when you eat an everything-on-it pizza or a spicy Indian curry; instead, it is a chronic condition that causes unpleasant symptoms on a daily or near- daily basis.
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Dysbiosis or imbalance in gut flora can occur after recurrent uses of antibiotics and not taking the proper probiotic to replace the friendly bacteria that was erradicated along with bad bacteria.
  • Fungal/Yeast Infections (Candida)
  • Candida usually overgrows when there is a high intake of  carbohydrates or sugar in the diet.  It could also occur as a result of recurrent antibiotic use.
  • Intestinal Parasites

What are the treatments like?
Dr. Lalezar combines conventional methods with complementary or alternative therapies. This integrative approach results in a lasting and effective treatment to not only relieve your symptoms but resolve the underlying conditions that caused those symptoms, thereby improving your overall health and well-being.

Treatments include:

Customized diet plans/Allergy Elimination Diet

  • Probiotics & Digestive Enzymes
  • Nutritional Supplements (Glutamine, Zinc, and Aloe Vera)
  • Fish oil
  • Chelation Therapy
  • Medical foods

What should I do next?
Call the Health & Vitality Center at 310-477-1166 or click here to schedule an appointment. We are one of the leading centers for health and wellness in Los Angeles. Holistic doctor Shiva Lalezar is an expert in diagnosing and treating all kinds of digestive disorders. Let us help you find the root cause of your problems and get back on the road to better health; call us today!

A Note to Medical Professionals:

We often collaborate with a variety of physicians’ practices on puzzling, challenging, and complex medical conditions and we welcome the opportunity for CROSS-REFERRALS.

Internists • Dentists • Dermatologists • Gastroenterologists • Rheumatologists • OB/GYNs • Urologists • Infertility Specialists

  • "Dr. Lalezar, just a note to thank you for the chelation treatments, which have made a major difference in my health! All of your services are really excellent but the chelation in particular is fantastic."

    Bill P.
  • “Ever since I have been seeing Dr. Lalezar, my overall health has improved 100%. Dr. Lalezar's techniques and methods have helped me lose over 60lbs and maintain the weight loss. I have not felt this healthy and young in years.”

    Selin Clementine
  • “Dr. Lalezar has changed my life. Before I became her patient, I consulted with several doctors, but to no avail. After being treated by Dr. Lalezar, all of that changed.”

    R. Shemtoub
  • “She literally has changed my life both psychologically and physically. Her advice along with her treatments works so well that I have a totally different life now.”

    Nazanin Student
  • “Five years ago, I couldn't even walk and now I am dancing! YES - GO TO DR. LALEZAR! She is the best physician in Los Angeles (and maybe the world)!”

    Leanne S.
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    Marissa M.
  • “I went to Dr. Lalezar frustrated that after having seen 4 specialists. No one could figure out what was wrong with my thyroid. Well, she did in the first 10 minutes I met her. I highly recommend Dr Lalezar.”

    Farahnaz F.
  • “I have my Dr. Lalezar to thank for my life and my health. I spent probably over $100,000 over the years looking for answers only to be told it was all in my head. I am so grateful. If I hadn't found her, I can't imagine where I'd be.”

    Suzy M.
  • “I feel better than I have felt in years thanks to Dr. Lalezar. I had been to other doctors ... She has prescribed balancing hormones and various minerals and micronutrients to get me feeling better than ever. Those, along with chelation IVs have made incredible transformations in my health.”

    Margaret G.
  • “My only regret is not finding her earlier, before the ten years of needless drugs and dealing with pain for no reason. If you have a health issue, trust Dr. Lalezar. I'm really glad I did.”

    Kendra P.