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By Pineapple Health
November 12, 2018
Category: truSculpt ID
Tags: truSculpt ID  

Learn more about this new and improved personalized body-sculpting procedure.

While a healthy diet and regular exercise are the two surefire ways to maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle, our Phoenix, AZ, integrative trusculpt idmedicine doctor Dr. Kevin Chan also understands that sometimes these two things aren’t enough to target those stubborn pockets of fat.

If you find yourself having trouble getting rid of excess fat around the middle or those embarrassing love handles, truSculpt ID offers an effective and non-invasive way to get rid of unwanted fat without turning to aggressive treatments or surgery. truSculpt ID is customized to your needs and can target everything from small or large areas of the body to heat up and destroy fat cells to create a firmer and shapelier figure.

What should I expect from this treatment?

The length of your truSculpt procedure will really depend on the area you wish to treat. As you might imagine, the length of treatment will be longer for larger treatment areas. For example, it can take about one hour to treat both the abdomen and love handles. Compared to similar treatments, truSculpt is a fast and effective option and takes up less time. For example, it takes 15 minutes to accomplish what Coolsculpting will do in 30 minutes.

When will I see results?

Most patients will achieve the results they want after just one session; however, since it takes time for the body to flush out the destroyed fat cells, you won’t see results until about 6-8 weeks after treatment. During this time, you may decide that you want just one more session to make some final adjustments to other areas. This is something our Phoenix doctor would be happy to discuss with you.

Who is a good candidate for truSculpt ID?

It’s important to understand that truSculpt ID is not an alternative to liposuction or a tummy tuck. This procedure is ideal for patients who are within 10-15 pounds of their ideal weight and who have a body mass index (BMI) of less than 30.

Here at Pineapple Health in Phoenix, AZ we provide our patients with a host of integrative and preventive medicine to help them lead healthier, happier lives for the long term. If unwanted fat has you feeling self-conscious, then it’s time to call our office to find out if truSculpt ID is right for you.

By Pineapple Health
October 29, 2018

Allergy TestingAllergies can affect you in many ways and often do not stop at simple sneezing or itchy eyes. In fact, an allergic reaction can be a life-threatening issue, making allergy testing and immunotherapy two key tools in ensuring that your allergies remain under control. Find out more about allergy testing and immunotherapy with Dr. Kevin Chan at Pineapple Health in Phoenix, AZ.

What causes an allergic reaction? 
An allergic reaction occurs when your immune system recognizes a normal substance as a problem and mistakenly attacks it. Your immune system produces antibodies, which trigger histamine production and causes allergy symptoms. Allergens can come into contact with your immune system in various areas of the body such as the eyes, nose, mouth, or stomach. This is the reason you may experience a stomachache due to a food allergy or itchy eyes due to a pollen allergy.

What can cause an allergic reaction? 
Some common allergens which cause reactions include:

  • animal dander
  • mold
  • pollen
  • foods (often nuts, shellfish, eggs, milk, or wheat)
  • certain plants or trees
  • latex
  • dust
  • certain medications
  • bee stings

The antibodies the immune system produces will only fight off certain allergens. This means that some people may be allergic to cats but not dogs or peanuts but not pine nuts.

Immunotherapy in Phoenix, AZ
Often referred to as allergy shots, immunotherapy uses the same principals as a vaccine. Your doctor injects tiny, controlled amounts of an allergen into your body. The amount of the allergen injected increases with each shot. This allows the body to slowly build an immunity to the allergen.

If you have allergies, especially if they do not react to normal over-the-counter antihistamines, you may benefit from immunotherapy. Dr. Chan’s dedication to your overall health and wellness goes unmatched. Call (480) 961-2366 to schedule your allergy test or immunotherapy session with Dr. Kevin Chan at Pineapple Health in Phoenix, AZ today!

By Pineapple Health
October 25, 2018

What your doctor in Phoenix, Arizona wants you to know

There is a lot of information out there about hormone replacement therapy, and you deserve to know the facts. Dr. Kevin Chan at hormone replacementPineapple Health in Phoenix, Arizona wants to share the benefits of hormone replacement therapy and how it can help you.

One example of how hormone replacement therapy can help is if you are a woman going through menopause, or you have had a hysterectomy, you probably already know about the many changes your body is going through. You may be experiencing:

  • Mood swings and behavioral changes
  • Sleeping problems and fatigue
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Weight gain and joint pain
  • Dry skin and thin hair

These are just a few of the issues associated with hormonal changes your body is adjusting to. Fortunately, there is a revolutionary new hormone replacement therapy known as BioTE Hormone Pellet Therapy which can bring your hormones back in balance and help you feel well again.

BioTE Hormone Pellet Therapy uses hormones with the same molecular structure as human hormones; it remains active 24 hours a day, seven days a week to supplement your body’s natural hormones. It is a proven safe, effective way to put your body back in balance.

Hormone replacement therapy has been around for years in the form of pills, patches, injections, and topical applications. BioTE is different because it is formulated to mimic your body’s natural diurnal and circadian rhythm cycles. That means minimal side-effects like roller-coaster mood swings.

With BioTE Hormone Pellet Therapy you will enjoy:

  • Long-lasting treatment, usually from 3 to 5 months
  • Steady delivery and maintenance of hormone levels
  • Safe, effective results with minimal side effects
  • Individualized, customized dosing just a few times each year

For more detailed information about BioTE Hormone Pellet Therapy, please visit the Hormone Replacement Therapy page on the website at https://www.pineapplehealth.org/hormone-replacement-therapy.html

You don’t have to let changing hormones control your life. Help is just a phone call away! Call Dr. Kevin Chan at Pineapple Health in Phoenix, Arizona today!

By Pineapple Health
October 01, 2018
Category: Patient Care
Tags: Sport Physical   Sports  

Is your child interested in playing on a sports team? Is your little one about to head back to school? If so, then a sports or school physical will most certainly be in their future. Nothing is more important than the health of your child and our Phoenix, AZ, integrative medicine Sport Physicaldoctor Dr. Kevin Chan is here to explain the purpose behind a school and sports physical and why they are necessary for your child’s health.

What is a sports physical?

As you might imagine, this physical examination is specific to children who are interested in playing sports. The goal is to prevent sports-related injuries from happening by making sure that your child is healthy enough for the activity that they have chosen to pursue.

In order to do this, our Phoenix doctor will want to perform a thorough physical exam, which includes everything from checking the health of their heart to detecting past musculoskeletal injuries that could cause affect physical activity.

Along with this comprehensive physical exam, we can also provide helpful training tips for injury prevention and to make sure that your child stays healthy not just throughout the sports season but also all year long. Of course, it’s important to note that a sports physical will not replace that yearly back-to-school physical.

What is a school physical?

As your child gets older they are going through so many different developmental milestones that need to constantly be monitored by a medical professional. These annual school physicals are the best way for your doctor to determine that your child is healthy and following a healthy lifestyle to prevent problems from occurring. Instead of focusing on whether or not your child is healthy enough for certain physical activities a school physical is often more comprehensive.

This examination is a full assessment of your child’s health, not just physical but also cognitive, mental and behavioral. It’s a good time to really get to know your child to provide a thorough physical exam. Along with a physical exam, we will go through their detailed medical history. We may also provide immunizations to protect them from serious infections or run blood work (particularly if your child is dealing with any health issues or symptoms).

This visit is also a time to discuss topics such as nutrition, peer pressure, sexual health and substance abuse, depending on the age of your child. It’s important that you have a doctor that you can trust to discuss these issues with openly and honestly.

Don’t wait until the last minute to get your child scheduled for a school or sports physical. Call Pineapple Health in Phoenix, AZ today. We would be happy to work with your schedule to find the most convenient time to get your child in for their checkup.

By Pineapple Health
September 21, 2018

Preventive CarePreventative medical care is an important part of your overall health. Seeing your doctor regularly can help you find and treat issues early and even help you avoid becoming sick altogether. Find out more about preventative healthcare with Dr. Kevin Chan at Pineapple Health in Phoenix, AZ.

What is preventative medical care? 
Many serious medical problems people frequently face are preventable with the proper care and foresight. Preventative medical care focuses on ensuring that patients remain healthy and avoid preventable issues and conditions like heart disease and cancer. Routine preventative medical care can help you live a healthy life and ensure that your body and mind remain intact for years to come.

Do I need preventative medical care? 
Seeing your doctor regularly has many benefits. Regular preventative screenings for various types of cancers, heart disease, and diabetes can greatly increase your odds of finding and treating these issues early when treatments work best. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, chronic diseases like these are responsible for 70% of American deaths each year. Preventative medical care in conjunction with eating healthy, exercising regularly, and avoiding known problem-causers like tobacco can help you live a long and complication-free life.

Preventative Healthcare in Phoenix, AZ
Everyone has the opportunity to prevent serious illnesses and diseases and should have checkups with their internist regularly. This will give your doctor the chance to catch and treat often-symptomless conditions such as high blood pressure before they become an issue and begin causing problems in your daily life.

For more information on preventative care, please contact Dr. Kevin Chan at Pineapple Health in Phoenix, AZ. Dr. Chan is dedicated to providing the best, most thorough preventative healthcare possible for his patients. Call (480) 961-2366 to schedule your preventative care appointment with Dr. Chan today!





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