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Dr. Nelsa Ciapponi

Family Medicine
Charlotte , NC
35 years experience

Locations

Optimal Health Medicine center

Charlotte , NC

Address

11220 Elm Lane Suite 200, Charlotte , NC
Directions

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Specialties
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Family Medicine

Functional Medicine

Licenses

United States: North Carolina

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

15 Answers
19 Agrees
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelsa Ciapponi
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Hyperthyroidism : Anxiety and palpitations or sensing your heartbeat can be common with hyperthyroidism- sometimes these symptoms can be treated short- term with anoth... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelsa Ciapponi
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Possibly : Best not to use famotidine long-term as it can potentially cause problems and periodic monitoring with labs would be recommended. I’d check with your... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelsa Ciapponi
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Very Likely: Low iron is associated with hair loss (along with inadequate protein, acute stress etc.) so so it’s quite possible that increasing your iron and prote... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelsa Ciapponi
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Constipated: Most likely nothing is wrong. The lumps you are feeling may be stool in the colon - try increasing you fluids and over the counter fiber or stool soft... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelsa Ciapponi
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Not commonly : Lighter colored stool can be due to a number of things including dietary changes, liver or gallbladder issues etc. Best to use the Prilosec ( omeprazo... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelsa Ciapponi
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Tramadol: I’d be cautious about combining these as there is a moderate risk of interactions. Best to avoid the 5 HTP if possible while on the tramadol or lower ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nelsa Ciapponi
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Sore throat: It could be a virus or bacterial infection ( strep throat), allergies- any fever? Over the counter decongestant, saline and sore- throat lozenges , p... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nelsa Ciapponi
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Can’t lose weight: Hello- if you’re unable to lose weight being as active as you are, there may be a metabolic or hormonal issue that your doctor could check for. Thyroi... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Nelsa Ciapponi
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Back pain: With these symptoms it would be best to get checked by your doctor -assess blood pressure and exam to try to identify the cause of the pain.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelsa Ciapponi
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Anal pain: These can often be symptoms of hemorrhoids, fissure- fiber powder/caps , a stool softener, plenty of liquids and medicated wipes can help. Avoid str... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelsa Ciapponi
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Eye movement painful: Hello- yes, sinus congestion can cause pain and pressure around the eyes, as well as fever and virus. Over the counter decongestants and acetaminophen... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nelsa Ciapponi
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Infection: Could be a mild infection- check with your doctor for a more detailed history, exam and to see if antibiotic is needed.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelsa Ciapponi
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Lightheaded : Yes- it could be your blood pressure , blood sugar or hydration is off with your fasting. Recommend you take a break ( 14 hours is safe in general) ,... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelsa Ciapponi
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Caffeine: Caffeine or caffeine has acid that may make heartburn/ GERD worse in some people but also has health benefits ( especially for the liver) - so OK to... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelsa Ciapponi
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Not generally: Hello- X-rays are usually obtained by your doctor, orthopedist or urgent care center then referred to PT if treatment/ therapy is needed.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical College of Pennsylvania, PA
Graduated 1987MD

Affiliations

American Academy of Family Physicians
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