ALL of these can be symptoms of underlying health issues or imbalances. The root cause may be a hormonal imbalance, food intolerance, poor lifestyle habits or toxins in your gut. Yet, many of these issues don’t show up in regular physical exams. Assistant Professor Dr Pansak Sugkraroek, Medical Director at Vitallife Wellness Center, Bumrungrad International Hospital explains that Sick and tired
of being sick and tired?
Are you always tired? Do you have nagging pains or joint aches? Has your sex drive disappeared? Vitallife Wellness Centre, Bumrungrad International Hospital has the answers there is no need to suffer in silence. “At Vitallife, we understand how debilitating these issues are and can help you regain your zest for life. Vitallife doctors are specialists in revitalisation, identifying and treating hormonal imbalances, food intolerances and a build-up of toxins. We can also help boost your immune function, balance your endocrine system, optimise your micronutrient intake and improve your digestion.”
Regain your zest for life
“Do you have to drag yourself out of bed? Are you moody, unable to think clearly, or lack the motivation to work or exercise during the day? Fatigue or low energy sounds like a simple problem to solve - it isn’t.
“Instead, there can be many causes, from toxins in the blood and poor digestive or immune functions to lack of quality sleep and even depression. Our approach is to treat the root of the problems, not just the symptoms. By analysing lifestyle
habits, food intolerances, hormone levels, nutrition and digestive function as potential sources.
“After all the results have been carefully reviewed, doctors will discuss with clients the benefts of Bioidentical hormone therapy (for clients who have hormone imbalance or insuffciency), customised micronutrients supplement, and
advise on controlling food intolerance. Lifestyle adjustment and personalised exercise will be introduced for longterm management.”
Sleep better, feel better
“It’s easy to feel stressed in our fast-paced world. And with today’s technology, it’s near impossible to switch off. Many of us are addicted to our phones, checking them until we sleep. This sensory overload can quickly lead to insomnia or lack of sleep.
“People with insomnia often suffer fatigue, irritability and diffculty concentrating. Sleeping pills are short-term aids only and can lead to addiction. At Vitallife, we understand that quality sleep is vital for a healthy body and mind.
“We take a holistic approach to sleep, starting with the cause of insomnia, whether it is lifestyle, diet, hormones or lack of exercise. Because hormones insuffciency can cause sleep problems, and if the results show that a client with insomnia needs bioidentical hormone therapy, doctors will advise on lifestyle adjustment and stress reduction, while herbal nutraceutical will be prescribed for quality sleep without disturbing the natural cycle of sleep.”
Get back that loving feeling
“Few people feel comfortable talking about low sex drive or loss of libido, but everyone experiences the problem at some point in their life. Although reduced sex drive is a normal part of ageing, it can also be related to stress, hormonal imbalance and poor circulation.
“If you are affected by any of these conditions, there is a high chance your sex life will suffer, too. Stimulants may work in the short-term but are not a long-term solution. The good news is you can do something about it.
“Vitallife can help put the drive back into your sex life. Our doctors specialise in treating both men and women with low sex drive, analysing the underlying causes of the problem. Small lifestyle changes and hormone replacement therapy can have a big impact on increasing sex drive and improving self-confdence.”
Detox for health
“Every day we are exposed to hazardous toxins like lead, mercury and pesticides. Over time, contaminants from our food, water and living environment gradually
build up in our blood, tissue and organs. Although the body can rid itself of toxins, for people who live in polluted cities, toxicity is a major health concern.
Toxins can compromise our immune, digestive and brain function; they can also trigger adverse reactions in the form of allergies, rashes, headaches and fatigue. Toxins have even been linked to memory loss, cognitive disorders (particularly
in children) and cancer.
“Conventional medicine does not routinely look at toxins in our bodies, yet these may be the very source of hard-to-diagnose health issues. Vitallife physicians are specialists in detoxifcation and use special laboratory tests to analyze toxins in the body. Based on these results, we offer tailored detoxifcation therapies to help eliminate harmful toxins.”
Keep your body defences healthy and strong
Assistant Professor Dr Pansak Sugkraroek concluded by saying: “The immune system is constantly battling against germs and other pathogens that can make us sick. At Vitallife, we believe a strong immune system is essential to long-term health and vitality. To boost your immunity, we prescribe lifestyle strategies and provide support therapies to help keep you strong and free of disease.
The Vitallife Wellness Center is a global leader in the provision of scientifcally-based integrated medicine. Founded in 2001, the Center is located on the Bumrungrad
International Hospital campus and is a subsidiary company of Bumrungrad Hospital PCL.
Vitallife programs are managed and run by US Board Certifed doctors. It is the frst medical wellness centre in Asia to be accredited by the World Council on Clinical Accreditation (awarded in November 2007).