Dr Charles Forsyth

Environmental Medicine

 
 

It is impossible for me to give an exhaustive list of all the problems and conditions that patients have consulted me about over the 30 years I have been in practice, however the following is a list of some of them. 


Any and all advice and management options that I might suggest to you must be viewed as supportive, complementary and additional to (and not replacing) that provided by your GP and medical specialists with the aim of being part of an overall integrated approach to your healthcare.


GENERAL

  1. Chronic fatigue syndrome, postviral syndrome, ME, fibromyalgia

  2. Allergy, intolerance & sensitivity

  3. Environmental toxicities: toxic metals (incl. mercury from dental amalgam), pesticides, volatile organic compounds, etc.

  4. Nutritional deficiencies: vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, etc.

  5. Intestinal overgrowth (dysbiosis: yeast, bacterial) and intestinal parasites

  6. Poor immunity - recurrent or persistent infections

  7. Childhood problems: recurrent infections (tonsillitis, middle ear, etc), allergies, developmental & behavioural problems, temper tantrums, learning difficulties, hyperactivity, autism, etc.

  8. Thyroid, adrenal and other hormone imbalances

  9. Auto-immune disease: rheumatoid arthritis, SLE, MS, etc.

  10. Cancer

  11. Diabetes, dysglycaemia (poor blood sugar control)

  12. Acute health problems eg. colds, coughs, sore throats, earache, fevers, influenza, etc.


PHYSICAL

  1. Head: headaches, migraines, vertigo, meniere’s disease.

  2. Eyes: conjunctivitis, styes, cysts, macular degeneration, retinal detachment.

  3. Ear, Nose & Throat: chronic catarrh, hay fever, rhinitis, sinusitis, glue ear, polyps, recurrent nose bleeds, recurrent ear, nose and throat (tonsillitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis) infections.

  4. Respiratory Tract: acute, chronic and recurrent respiratory infections (bronchitis, etc.), bronchiectasis, asthma.

  5. Digestive: indigestion / dyspepsia, peptic ulcers, gastritis, heartburn / reflux, gall stones.

  6. Bowel: irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhoea, flatulence, acute gastroenteritis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, diverticular disease, haemorrhoids, anal fissures.

  7. Cardiovascular: heart disease, angina, high blood pressure, palpitations, arteriosclerosis, high cholesterol & triglycerides, high homocysteine.

  8. Gynaecological: pre-menstrual syndrome, painful, heavy or irregular periods, polycystic ovary syndrome, endometriosis, infertility, fibroids, cysts, vaginitis, vaginal thrush, menopausal problems, hot flushes, poor libido.

  9. Male: benign prostatic hypertrophy, prostatitis, balanitis, erectile dysfunction, poor libido, testicular problems.

  10. Urinary Tract: recurrent urinary infections / cystitis, irritable bladder, urge incontinence, enuresis, renal stones.

  11. Musculoskeletal: joint stiffness, pain and swelling, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, neck, back & sacroiliac joint pain.

  12. Skin: eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, acne, herpes, rosacea, pruritis (itching).


PSYCHOLOGICAL

  1. Depression (including post natal), grief, mood swings, “the blues”.

  2. Anxiety, panic attacks, fears, phobias.

  3. Poor self esteem, low confidence, shyness.

  4. Irritability & anger problems.

  5. ‘Stress’, difficulty coping, post-traumatic stress disorder.

  6. Obsessive compulsive disorder.

  7. Psychosis, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder.

Problems and Conditions








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