St. Simons Island Gynecologist

Oxidative StressSt. Simons Island, GA

With most health issues, finding the right balance is the key to a healthy and comfortable lifestyle. When it comes to customizing treatment, our goal is to help patients receive the right combination for a balanced lifestyle and health. Margaret MH Goodman, MD, FACOG can help to identify the necessary changes the patient will need to achieve balance. Oxidative stress can create an imbalance in the body between free radicals and a lack of antioxidants that cause other health conditions.

Oxidative stress treatment is available at Goodman Medical Spa in St. Simons Island and the surrounding area. Even though there are varying levels of oxidative stress, it can cause several long-term health issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure and atherosclerosis without proper treatment. Fortunately, there are certain things every person can do to ensure a proper balance between free radicals and antioxidants in the body and avoid the onset of oxidative stress.

Call us at 912-689-1440 to schedule an appointment and learn how we can help treat oxidative stress.

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Understanding oxidative stress

Oxidative stress refers to an excess of reactive oxygen species and a lack of antioxidants inside the body. Ideally, the antioxidants inside the body should provide electrons to free radicals without becoming unstable. When this process does not occur, the imbalance causes bodily damage if it exists consistently over an extended period. In some cases, it can contribute to the onset of diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

It is crucial to ensure a proper balance between free radicals (reactive oxygen species) and antioxidants in the body. We can help patients achieve the appropriate balance they need with our treatment.

Treating oxidative stress

Oxidative stress treatment is about having a lifestyle plan in place that ensures the patient is receiving an adequate number of antioxidants, minimizing stress and getting regular exercise. While it may seem simple, many people struggle to avoid oxidative stress. Thus, it is helpful to seek professional medical services for guidance.

At Goodman Medical Spa, Margaret MH Goodman, MD, FACOG and our team treat individuals who struggle with oxidative stress by recommending specific techniques, including:

  • Implementing a healthy diet
  • Recommending certain dietary or nutritional supplements
  • Building a regular exercise routine
  • Avoiding or limiting smoking
  • Learning stress reduction techniques
  • Weight management

The first place we often consider making changes is in the patient’s diet. We encourage eating a diet full of foods rich in antioxidants, which are in most fruits and vegetables. We also encourage patients to avoid foods high in sugars and fats as much as possible. Exercise and a proper sleep schedule also aid in the prevention and treatment of oxidative stress.

While lifestyle changes can help, they may not always be enough. Thus, we will also recommend dietary/nutritional supplements to help the patient achieve balance.

When to seek treatment

While certain people are at an increased risk of persistent oxidative stress, it is always beneficial for anyone at risk to seek treatment. At our medical spa and women’s health clinic, we can help patients struggling with any level of oxidative stress learn to prevent the condition from getting worse. Some of the more notable risk factors of oxidative stress include:

  • Obesity
  • Unbalanced diet
  • Constant smoking
  • Alcohol intake
  • Pollution exposure

Our team strives to help each patient develop a diet and exercise routine that reduces the risk of chronic oxidative stress. We also encourage patients at increased risk, to minimize it with weight management, a balanced diet, limiting smoking/alcohol intake and wearing protection when in polluted areas.

How the process works

Most instances of oxidative stress are relatively easy to treat. In many cases, it does not cause long-term complications when beginning treatment in the early stages. The first step toward treatment is to determine whether or not the patient is at risk and consider how treatment might benefit them. If the patient decides to pursue oxidative stress treatment, then we will develop a customized treatment plan at our medical spa.

We then start the diagnostic and treatment process, which might include exercise, diet and lifestyle changes. We may recommend dietary and nutritional supplements to help the patient’s condition. By identifying the nutrients the patient’s body needs to achieve balance, we can help treat oxidative stress. Since each patient is unique, the type of supplements we recommend will vary on a case by case basis.

We will consider scheduling checkup appointments throughout the process. Patients can also call us with any concerns or changes in their overall condition.

Call us today

When left untreated, oxidative stress can play a role in the development of a variety of severe conditions. If you feel you can benefit from oxidative stress treatment and want to find out how we can help, give us a call at 912-689-1440 today.

There is no reason to let oxidative stress get in the way of your quality of life. Margaret MH Goodman, MD, FACOG and our team can help find the treatment to meet your needs. Schedule an appointment with us so we can go over the possible treatment options for your level of oxidative stress.