Wellness Specialist

Alpenglow Pain & Wellness -  - Board Certified Interventional Pain Management Physician

Alpenglow Pain & Wellness

Board Certified Interventional Pain Management Physician & Board Certified Anesthesiologist located in Anchorage, AK

Taking the appropriate supplements restores vitamin levels and addresses nutrient deficiencies. In Anchorage, Alaska, Dr. Nichelle C. Renk provides vitamins, supplements, nutritional counseling, and other effective treatments to improve your wellness and resolve bothersome symptoms like fatigue. Achieve a better quality of life and reduce your pain with the help of a skilled medical professional. Start with a consultation and call the office today.

Wellness Q & A

Why would l need supplements?

Supplements are an excellent method to address vitamin deficiencies, restore vitamin levels, and improve your health overall. Your body needs vitamins and nutrients from the foods you consume to function properly.

Many women, men, and children don’t get a sufficient amount of these important nutrients in their diet and have deficiencies that can lead to medical complications.

In more severe cases, vitamin deficiencies can cause fatalities. One example is a disease called Scurvy. Caused by an insufficient amount of vitamin C, scurvy can result in symptoms such as fatigue, weakness, and sore limbs.

How can supplements and vitamins improve my wellness?

Dr. Renk offers a variety of dietary supplements that can include ingredients such as vitamins, amino acids, herbs, enzymes, and minerals. Dietary supplements are available in different forms, including liquids, tablets, soft gels, and powders.

To improve your overall wellness, Dr. Renk might recommend supplements to:

  • Increase your energy
  • Repair a deficiency
  • Enhance your overall wellness
  • Treat medical conditions

Examples of common dietary supplements include calcium, magnesium, and vitamins D and C.

What are the benefits of supplements?

Dietary supplements offer many benefits. Supplements can lower your risks for certain diseases and ensure you’re getting an adequate amount of the vital substances necessary for optimal body functioning.

Supplements are not a replacement for a complete meal and should be taken in addition to your healthy diet and lifestyle.

How important is nutrition for wellness?

Food provides your body with the energy, essential fats, protein, vitamins, and minerals necessary for you to thrive, grow, live, and function properly. Poor nutrition and vitamin deficiencies can increase your risk of certain diseases, including:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Hypertension
  • Obesity
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Dementia

Consuming a healthy diet can help to lower your risk. Dr. Renk provides you with a personalized nutrition plan and teaches you about the healthful, natural, nutrient-dense foods you should be eating more of to improve your health.

The appropriate blend of nutrition, supplements, and other lifestyle modifications and treatments can assist with weight loss and increase your sex drive, energy, mood, and wellness, and reduce pain.

To find out more about how supplements, vitamins, and optimal nutrition can benefit your health, call Dr. Renk today.