Functional Medicine in Singapore With Doctor Kamat
Dr. Radhika Kamat, one of the leading functional medicine doctors in Singapore, helps children, teens, and adults improve their overall health and address acute symptoms and illnesses through holistic, integrative means. She earned her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in the US, and she has been practicing functional medicine in Singapore for over a decade.
In addition to her naturopathic expertise, Dr. Kamat has a background training in conventional allopathic medicine as part of her doctoral training and is well versed with pharmaceutical products. If absolutely necessary to help a patient recover, she will refer out to her close network of doctors in the clinic, all while addressing the underlying cause of illness, pain, and other ailments through naturopathic medicine.
For more information about Dr. Kamat’s background, areas of expertise, or an initial consultation, please get in touch at your earliest convenience.
Functional Medicine in Singapore For All Ages
Dr. Kamat sees many children and adults at her practice, and she is experienced in the wide variety of treatment options, symptoms, and concerns unique to each age group.
Functional Medicine For Kids
Children can be impressionable in both mind and body, and if possible, parents should try to discourage pharmaceutical dependence. Fortunately, functional medicine can holistically address many health issues common among kids and teens. Chronic ear infections, asthma, severe acne, and even autism are common in Dr. Kamat’s practice. Gastrointestinal issues are another concern among her younger patients.
If you would like to improve your child’s health through naturopathic and integrative means, please schedule your consultation with Dr. Kamat.
Functional Medicine For Adults
Dr. Kamat helps both men and women address symptoms and improve their overall health in her functional medicine clinic. Chronic fatigue is common among busy professionals, as are acute concerns such as recurrent infections, hair loss and chronic pain.
She is also known for her hormonal treatment plans, ranging from natural medicinal herbs to hormonal treatments including testosterone and estrogen optimization.She has wide knowledge of HRT and works with her close network of doctors in the clinic to provide this to her patients. From helping women through menopause to treating men with prostatitis, Dr. Kamat has the experience to help adult patients improve their quality of life and directly address acute and chronic symptoms.
How Does Functional Medicine Work?
An Overview of Functional Medicine
Functional medicine practitioners seek the root cause of a patient’s health concerns. For instance, a patient suffering from chronic sleeplessness might be prescribed Ambien from a conventional doctor’s office, whereas a functional medicine practitioner will seek to address the cause of sleeplessness through holistic means before resorting to drugs that simply cover up the problem. This helps avoid addiction to pharmaceutical drugs, takes side effects out of the picture, and helps improve a patient’s health naturally.
That said, Dr. Kamat works hand-in-hand with many doctor’s offices, and she can recommend them if a patient’s health and safety hangs in the balance.
How a Functional Medicine Doctor Identifies Underlying Causes
Firstly, Dr. Kamat holds a detailed consultation with new patients. She will ask about family health history, diet, exercise habits, sleep habits, stress associated with work, and more. There are times when lifestyle elements create or exacerbate a patient’s symptoms.
Secondly, a skilled practitioner of functional medicine can perform or recommend targeted lab work. These labs may include stool, urine, saliva, and blood samples, and the analysis often holds clues to nutrient deficiencies and hormonal imbalances. These deficiencies, in turn, may be the root cause of your symptoms.
Your doctor will study the results of any lab work, analyze family health history and lifestyle factors, and identify potential causes of your illness or discomfort.
Your Treatment Options
Functional medicine chooses the path of least harm, meaning a doctor will employ medically supervised nutrition, lifestyle optimization, botanical medicine, natural supplements like magnesium and vitamin D, homeopathic medicine, and other treatments before suggesting the use of addictive drugs. Functional medicine doctors may also recommend various cognitive behavioral therapies or mindfulness exercises depending on a patient’s symptoms, among many other natural means of improving health.
The goal is for a patient’s body to begin to heal itself once the various systems are working in harmony. Hormones, digestion, and other functions must perform at a high level for the body to find holistic health.
Common Symptoms That Dr. Kamat Can Address
Dr. Kamat helps patients with a wide variety of health concerns. These, among many others, can be helped through functional medicine.
From GERD to chronic bloating, diarrhea, and dysbiosis, Dr. Kamat helps adults and children in Singapore overcome GI symptoms. We will examine your diet and lifestyle, analyze lab reports, and create a unique plan to improve your help. This plan may include a medically supervised diet change, an investigation into unknown food intolerances, herbal and other supplements, and more.
If you or your child suffer from severe acne, eczema, or other skin conditions, functional medicine can dramatically change your life. The process can be more effective in the long term than medication that simply addresses the symptom – patients in Dr. Kamat’s clinic dig into the dietary, hormonal, and other causes of dermatological conditions. She will create a targeted and unique plan for you, and whether you would benefit from topical natural remedies or lifestyle changes, you will start on a path to healing.
Poor metabolism, immune disorders, and more can be traced back to thyroid imbalances (like Hypothyroidism, which is an underactive thyroid). Dr. Kamat has extensive experience testing for these issues, prescribing treatment plans that work without pharmaceutical drugs, and seeing results. Whether you are aware of a thyroid imbalance or aren’t sure the cause of your symptoms, patients at her clinic will be examined for thyroid deficiencies.
Many Other Symptoms Can Be Treated
From chronic pain to Crohn’s disease and gastrointestinal issues, patients can start to turn their health around with treatment prescribed by Dr. Kamat, a functional medicine doctor in Singapore. Please get in touch to schedule an initial consultation at your earliest convenience – we would love to help you achieve holistic health.