What is micronutrient testing?
Learning what your body is lacking in micronutrients can be a game-changer for your health. At Dr. Avi Ishaaya Centers in Los Angeles, CA, we can test your blood to discover what micronutrient deficiencies you have right now. Even if you feel healthy today, your dietary and nutritional needs do play a role in your health and wellness. Over time, you may see symptoms like sleepiness during the day, lackluster skin, hair loss, headaches, brittle nails. muscle cramps, moodiness, and more when your body is missing key micronutrients. Our board-certified physician in pulmonary, sleep, internal, and geriatric medicine, Dr. Abraham "Avi" Ishaaya, can diagnose and treat patients for specific micronutrient deficiencies.
Your external, aesthetics may benefit from premium micronutrient levels, but we also want you to improve your longevity and how well your body functions from through your diet. Even though you may eat a balanced diet, exercise, and have great sleep habits, it is always a good idea to know what you can do to live your healthiest life. Because we all metabolize our micronutrients differently, our needs are unique. By looking at the bigger picture of your health with micronutrient testing, you can tweak how well your body functions at that cellular level with Dr. Ishaaya's guidance and custom treatment plan to supplement your deficiencies or excesses. You can take better care of yourself if you know how well your body handles your intake of vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants, and metabolites. Let's take a look at your micronutrient levels in a private appointment at our office in Los Angeles, CA at your earliest convenience.
"Dr. Ishaaya and key members of his service providers, including Nurse Practitioner Melissa Tauer and scheduler Anastasia (I hope I recall hers, accurately, as she is always a delight!), are consistently among the most personable, attentive, meticulously-detailed, and genuinely patient medical personnel in the HISTORY of my experience with doctors' offices. I have ALWAYS appreciated the thorough, exploratory approach to diagnosis and the healthiest strategies to remedies and healing. I sometimes catching myself marveling that I don't have "another question" after appointments there. It's unexpected and so appreciated that Dr. Ishaaya will typically call a day after a visit, to see how I'm feeling. I should add that I just had an extensive recent tele-visit with Melissa amid this Covid pandemic - and was beyond-satisfied with her level of care, thoughtfulness and time. I cannot recommend this office enough - for any of Dr. Ishaaya's specialties, or as a Primary Care Physician!"- J.S. / Google / Aug 06, 2020
"Great office and staff. My initial intake was super fast, and I was brought in immediately. Office was clean and safe. They had guest WiFi. Medical staff spoke to me immediately, and the doctor came in shortly after. The doctor was thorough and patient, and answered my questions. I was out of there in a short time, and was really pleased with the entire visit."- G.H. / Google / Aug 04, 2020
"Only a first visit so far, but impressed with the quality of service and facility. Nurse practitioner who saw me was nice, thorough and methodical which is what I’m looking for. Looking forward to going back for my tests and to see the Doctor himself. Thank you!"- F.O. / Google / Jul 29, 2020
"Staff are hospitable. They see to it that you are entertained and relaxed while waiting for your doctor."- J.H. / Google / Jul 24, 2020
"As a new patient, I was impressed by the efficiency and friendly experience I had. I spoke to the NP and Dr. Ishaaya and felt they understood what my medical condition was and would get my medication approved asap. The entire appointment was 30 minutes and really left with a positive experience."- A.P. / Google / Jul 23, 2020
Why Should We Test?
Having a baseline of what micronutrients your body is using effectively or not is a great way to fine-tune your diet, supplements, and other interventions for optimal health. You may feel like you are in tip-top shape and still qualify for this testing because you may have hidden deficiencies that may manifest as symptoms in the future. You make a great candidate for micronutrient testing if you:
- Would like to have a better understanding of your health
- Want to make better medical decisions based on what your body needs – no guessing
- Have a hormonal imbalance
- Have unexplainable symptoms (pain, inflammation, weight fluctuations, low immune function, and more)
- Never feel well-rested even after many hours of sleep
- Have felt a decline in your mental health
- See more signs of aging (hair loss, loss of skin volume, poor skin tone and texture, wrinkles, and more)
- Take a multivitamin and see or feel no difference in your wellness
These reasons make a case for you to be considered for micronutrient testing, Even if you take really great care of your body and mind, you can still be micronutrient deficient.
Benefits of this Testing
Shedding light on a root cause of a health concern (like micronutrient deficiencies) is one of the best strategies you can take to:
- Regulate your weight
- Have more energy to exercise
- Sleep better at night
- Look healthier and younger with proper supplementation
- Prevent flareups of autoimmune issues
- Decrease the severity of allergies or episodes lupus
- Support brain and heart health
- Help prevent or fight off certain cancers
- Recognize and treat hormonal imbalances
- Lift mental health concerns like depression and anxiety
These are just a few of the benefits you may see after getting the right micronutrients in your body consistently with the guidance of Dr. Ishaaya.
Supplementing a Deficiency
Our medical team at Dr. Avi Ishaaya Centers can offer you support as to how to eliminate your micronutrient deficiencies. We will make every effort to get you the nutritional components you need. When your results come in after the test is complete, our team would be happy to explain what the results mean for you. Then, Dr. Ishaaya will go over treatment options with you. Together, you will come up with a personalized plan of action. Your supplements may be prescription medicines he will write for you or over-the-counter medication recommendations for you. He may also make recommendations for lifestyle modifications, dietary changes, additional self-care options, and more. If at any time you have a question about your treatment or what a test result means, we will do our best to give you the information you need to get back on track.
Amplify Your Life + Health
The likelihood that you are deficient in at least one micronutrient is high. Your lifestyle, nutrition, level of stress, current health status, and what medications and supplements you take are all key factors in your micronutrient levels. At Dr. Avi Ishaaya Centers in Los Angeles, CA, we can test your blood and get to know you better in order to raise your micronutrient levels. Schedule your appointment today.