Anxiety & Depression

Learn more about Anxiety and Depression Treatment – Los Angeles

A certain amount of anxiety is normal. It’s a coping mechanism for dealing with everyday stress. Let’s say you have ten minutes to get to work but you’re stuck in gridlocked Los Angeles traffic 30 miles from your office. At the same time, your spouse calls your cell phone and starts arguing with you. To top it off, you hear a siren and see flashing lights – a cop is pulling you over.

Such a situation would be a natural and expected cause of anxiety.

When does anxiety become a medical problem?

For some of us, anxiety is a constant, a looming presence in our lives; we worry so much about everything that we can’t go about our day-to-day activities and live a normal life.

That’s when it becomes a medical problem and is considered to be an anxiety disorder. Panic disorder is one type of anxiety disorder characterized by panic attacks. A panic attack is a sudden onset of intense fear; symptoms may include a racing heart, sweating, hyperventilation, nausea and stomach upset.

Think you might be suffering from depression?

The Health & Vitality Center can help you see the light. We’re amongst the best treatment centers for depression and anxiety in Southern California.

More than one in 3 Americans are diagnosed with depression and one in 10 Americans are prescribed antidepressants. Unfortunately, medications may mask symptoms temporarily but cannot cure depression because the root cause of the illness has not been determined.

Also, these causes may be different in different individuals and yet the conventional treatment is the same for every person.

How to treat depression and anxiety naturally with a Functional Medicine approach.

Many patients come to me having tried different psychiatric medications without success. We start by testing patient’s Genomics, gut function, food allergies, heavy metals, nutritional deficiency, and hormone levels.

Often times just healing the gut, removing triggers such as gluten from the diet, and chelating heavy metals heals the broken brain and depression and anxiety lifts. Patients start having more energy and their focus and memory improves. This change in their physiology lifts the symptoms of despair, hopelessness, and sadness.

We offer holistic treatment for depression, an approach that goes directly to the root cause of the problem.

Xanax isn’t always the answer!

Mind-numbing and addictive medications such as Xanax and Valium are widely prescribed by most conventional doctors to treat the symptoms of anxiety and panic attacks. At the Health and Vitality Center, the wellness clinic founded by Los Angeles holistic doctor Shiva Lalezar, we know that medications may temporarily alleviate symptoms, but they don’t provide any guarantee that the problem won’t reoccur.

Dr. Lalezar’s practice looks beyond treating the symptoms, focusing on identifying and treating the underlying causes of your anxiety and/or depression.

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Which diagnostic for anxiety/depression stress test does Dr. Lalezar use?

Dr. Lalezar looks at the important, contributing mechanisms that trigger anxiety and depression? These include hormone levels, heavy metals, chemical imbalances in the brain, and inadequate nutrition.

Helpful diagnostic tests may include:

  • Food and Environmental Allergy Testing
  • Intestinal Permeability Testing
  • Neurotransmitter Evaluation
  • Urine Toxicology Screening
  • Hormone Panel (including Thyroid Panel)
  • Genomind

What might underlying medical conditions be associated or causative factors?

  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Thyroid and Adrenal Dysfunction
  • Heavy Metal Overload
  • Food allergies
  • Digestive disorders
  • Substance abuse
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Type 2 diabetes

How to treat depression and anxiety naturally?

Based on the results of our diagnostic tests, Dr. Lalezar may recommend the following treatments options:

  • Nutritional Supplements
  • High-dose fish oil: Omega-3 and essential fatty acids
  • Bioidentical Hormones
  • Custom Diet and Exercise Plans/Lifestyle Modification, with an emphasis on relaxation
  • Intravenous Vitamin Therapy
  • Glutathione IV
  • Magnesium Drip
  • Chelation Therapy
  • Methylated Folic Acid such as Enlyte or Enbrace
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How do I find out more about Anxiety, Panic Disorders and Depression treatments in Los Angeles

Call the Health & Vitality Center at 310-477-1166 or click here to schedule an appointment. We are one of the leading centers for natural medicine in Los Angeles. Holistic doctor Shiva Lalezar not only treats Anxiety  & Depression, she employs methods that prevent it from negatively impacting your everyday life.

Our practice uses an integrative approach, combining the best conventional therapies with the latest techniques and treatments in functional medicine for optimal results.

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Testimonials that say a lot!

“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.”

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“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.”

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“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.

“Dr. Lalezar is the best! She helped me recover from Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and I am feeling the best I have in 14 years. I cannot recommend her enough!”

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“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.

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.

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