“Once the diagnosis was
confirmed, I went on medication
to treat toxicity and sure enough,
it helped!” – S.K. Read more…
Biotoxicity is the accumulation of toxins in the body as the result of exposure to certain biological sources, such as an insect or snake bite, the sap of a poisonous plant, and some molds, fungi and bacteria. Biotoxins can impair the functioning of the human musculoskeletal system and nervous system. When biotoxins affect the nervous system, the disorder is called “neurotoxicity.”

The painful symptoms of biotoxicity and neurotoxicity are similar to the symptoms of a variety of other medical conditions, such as fibromyalgia, migraines or chronic headaches, depression, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic Lyme disease, recurrent or chronic sinusitis, or asthma that is unresponsive to conventional therapy. The symptoms of biotoxicity can also mimic those of some autoimmune diseases, including psoriatic arthritis, celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Sometimes we see patients who have been diagnosed with and treated for one or more of the conditions listed above, but who fail to recover or improve only slightly. The problem is if biotoxicity is causing or contributing to your symptoms, it is unlikely that your body will fully heal if your medical treatment fails to address the biotoxicity disorder.

At the Kaplan Center our physicians have years of experience treating patients with biotoxicity and other chronic pain conditions, and we completely reject the notion that “you just have to live with it.”

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At your first visit, your Kaplan physician will take time exploring the onset of your condition, the specific nature of your symptoms and the overall status of your health. Your health problems will be evaluated within the context of your personal medical history, your lifestyle and any possible exposure to toxins in your home, workplace, or during travel. If your Kaplan physician suspects biotoxicity, specialized testing will be ordered. You’ll also be asked about the medications and therapies you’ve tried in the past, and what has and hasn’t worked for you.

After reviewing all of the factors contributing to your condition, your physician will spend time talking with you about your diagnosis and working with you to create a customized and multi-dimensional treatment plan that addresses not only your immediate pain, but also any possible underlying or co-existing conditions that may be causing or aggravating your symptoms. Many patients find that addressing the biotoxicity disorder has alleviated or resolved their longstanding medical problems.

We offer a multitude of effective treatment options, including:

We’re here for you, and we want to help. Our goal is to return you to optimal health as soon as possible.

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