Throughout my blog post’s I’m sure most of you have noticed the amount of specialists I have seen. From San Diego to LA I have met some amazing doctors. I m lucky enough to have found a team I continue to work with at Cedars Sinai.
For about 5 months specifically before seeing doctor Treyzon, I suffered from major symptoms that left my active lifestyle nonexistent. I was in and out of the ER multiple times and sent to many specialists in the San Diego area. All the doctors I was referred to were a disaster! None these doctors were listening to me, my symptoms and the hell I was living! After dealing with the mess of trying new doctors waiting for appointments and each doctor prescribing me random antibiotics for issues they didn’t really know I had. I was left being exhausted and losing hope of figuring out what the real problem was.
I then was referred to Dr. Treyzon through another doctor (my internal medicine doctor in LA, she raved about this young, amazing GI specialist). I drove to LA with all my medical records and about 2 pages of symptoms I was experiencing for the past 5 months. He sat down with me and listened to EVERYTHING. We came up with a few recommendations for other specialists I needed to see ASAP. (which you can read more about here). Within a few days I was on my way to start testing for underlying conditions. I have to say with the help of Dr. Treyzon I accomplished more in 4 days then I had in 5 months of being miserably sick!
During this time we have solved my GI issues, which I have been dealing with for years! I completed an my upper endoscopy and with those results, retired my prescription antacid medication. After continuously taking it for 3 years… Thanks to Dr. Treyzon I figured out I never even needed to be on it! I have to say, I’m probably the biggest baby and scared out of my mind to take any medications, have any procedures and do anything that has the potential of making me feel any sort of pain. Dr. Treyzon and his staff made me feel so comfortable, less nervous and actually excited to figure out what was going on.
After being so sick for months prior to my appointment with him, I turned into a worry wart, borderline hypochondriac and am so so thankful for Dr. Treyzon and his staff for their continued email communication and quick responses to my crazy and frequent emails and calls! He actually himself has called to follow up with me, which is amazing! He has also saved me a few times from more pointless ER visits. I cannot express enough how amazing he is!
Here is an educational post from one of the best out there, Dr. Treyzon:
“How often should you see a doctor? It depends on whether you are feeling sick or well, and if you are interested in preventive screening. Screening is performed on non-symptomatic individuals who are at risk of developing cancer as a result of increasing age or a family history of cancer.
We recommend regular screenings for preventive health, especially for conditions of which you have a predisposition. These screenings can lead to early detection, treatment, and reduced chance of mortality. Colonoscopies and high-sensitivity fecal occult blood tests, for example, detect abnormal polyps in your digestive tract that could become cancerous. These screenings are recommended for people above age 50. If you have a family history of early colon cancer, we typically start screening 10 years before the diagnosis of the family member’s cancer.
In America, we typically do not screen for stomach cancer because of its relatively low prevalence. However, if you are of Asian heritage and particularly if you have a family history, it would be a good idea to get screened for H. Pylori infection, which is one of the most common causes of chronic gastritis, intestinal metaplasia, peptic ulcer, and cancer of the stomach. There is a simple breath or stool test that can detect this condition at a young age. If found early it could potentially decrease many years of chronic inflammation and therefore reduce your risk of ulcers and cancer of the stomach.
For those who smoke, a low-dose helical computed tomography has been shown to reduce lung cancer deaths between ages 55 to 74. Mammographies screen for breast cancer and are recommended for women ages 40 to 74, especially those age 50 or older. Pap tests and human papillomavirus (HPV) testing reduce the incidence of cervical cancer. These are recommended to begin at age 21 and end at age 65.
A healthy diet includes fruits, vegetables, whole-grain foods, poultry, fish, and low-fat dairy products. I recommend eating less total fat, and limiting the amount of red meat, sweets, and salt consumed. Exercise is also really important. One way to think about it is to try to get at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise on four days a week.”