Functional Medicine Specialist and Private GP MBChB, MRCGP, DFSRH, CIDC, AFMCP, GAPS certified practitioner
I initially came to see Dr Suman Gupta with my mum. She had been suffering from extreme urticaria to the point where it was restricting her breathing and we were in A&E every week where they would pump her with steroids and send her home. In desperation we saw a traditional consultant privately, who said that food has nothing to do with my mums symptoms and she should up her medication and also consider an exciting new drug in the from of an injection. We had lost hope but my mums intuition told her there must be another way so she did her own research and found functional medicine. We looked for a practitioner and liked the sound of Dr Gupta. From the outset her approach was to look at the whole person, the medical history and testing comprehensively for a range of biological markers to inform her treatment plan. She also took into consideration lifestyle factors.
Looking at all the evidence, her treatment plan involved supplements, changing my mums diet and including a range of stress reliving suggestions, treating deficiencies, lifestyle factors and ensuring she was putting the best possible food into her body.
After following the plan for three months I can happily say my mums urticaria has improved to the point where she is taking a quarter of the medication she was on and is symptom free. She still has a lot of work to do to get to perfect health but the improvements she has made are truly amazing. Seeing this and having some health problems of my own I decided to also see Dr Gupta as a way of preventing myself reaching the stage my mum had.
Unbeknownst to me I had underlying thyroid problems which were causing a range of symptoms.
I also changed my lifestyle and implemented a treatment plan that has helped me feel better than I have in years. I then found out I had thyroid cancer. Dr Gupta changed my protocol leading up to my surgery and also once I was recovering. I honestly think without the plan she put me on my outcome and recovery would have been very different. I can happily say that coupled with the amazing care of the NHS and the functional approach I am cancer free and am in the best health of my life. I am now preparing for IVF with the help of Dr Gupta and am hopeful of fulfilling my dream of becoming a mother. I have done my own research and truly believe that functional medicine should be the approach of all doctors. I am so proud of the NHS which is brilliant for life threatening conditions, but there is a need to invest the time that function medicine does for non critical conditions so that quality of life is improved for all.
I always feel so positive and empowered after my appointments with Dr Gupta. She is approachable and is always at the end of an email if you have questions between appointments. I can wholeheartedly recommend Dr Gupta as she has changed mine and my mother's life. Amira, Greater London
I came to see Dr. Gupta having had a history of chronic fatigue syndrome/ME. I managed to get over the worst of my symptoms several years before I came but I was still suffering from exercise intolerance and issues with sleep. I am a health practitioner myself so I thought that I had explored every avenue to help myself until I came to see Dr. Gupta. She performed a comprehensive panel of tests that helped to identify issues and imbalances that were the missing piece to my frustrating 7-year long puzzle of ill-health. I've been on her personalised program of supplementation for 10 months now and there has definitely been a big change in my tolerance to exercise, stress and my sleep is the most consistent it has been for years. I am only part the way through my program as there is still some work to do on my gut so I am excited to see how much more progress I am able to make. As a health practitioner, I have come across many knowledgeable individuals within the field over the years and I have to say that Dr. Gupta ranks very highly with the best of them!Oliver Eaton, Osteopath
My husband and I went to Dr Gupta to prepare for IVF after a history of recurrent miscarriage. Dr Gupta, through the detailed tests ascertained that I had multiple deficiencies contributing to miscarriage. We both started on a supplement regime. 4 months later we managed to conceive naturally and we are 14 weeks pregnant now. This is an unbelievable outcome but getting to the real source of the issues is THE most effective route and saved us a fortune financially, precious time and total heartbreak which we had already experienced. I can highly recommend Dr Gupta and the functional medicine approach. Maria
I'd been struggling with Vestibular Migraine for the last 10 years and then recently I had begun to have some auto-immune issues. This is when I knew I needed more help, as I didn't just want to take medication and hope for the best, I wanted to get to the root cause of my issues. It made such a difference to have longer consultations so that Dr Gupta could really take the time to learn about my health journey so far and she really looked at me as a whole person, including my lifestyle. It felt amazing to have a plan that I could follow and regain some control over my health, rather than just waiting for the next symptom to emerge. I can wholeheartedly recommend Dr Gupta's services and I honestly think that we all need to be adopting a functional approach to health, which would help patients and thereby save the NHS money. J. Griffin
Dr. Gupta is incredibly knowledgeable and professional in what she does. She is one of the best functional doctors I have met and she knows her profession thoroughly. Most importantly she has excellent listening skills which I found vital and she gives accurate guidance with detailed explanation of how and why things should be done. I have benefited greatly through her advice and have been able to get myself strong and fit health status. I will continue referring her to my friends and family and anyone that wants to live a healthy and fit life with full control of his or her body. If this was the Medieval Times she would be known as a ‘Miracle Worker’, in Modern Times she does exactly what she says.Mark-kishon :Christopher: Chief-Federal-Postal-Court-Judge.
I consulted Dr Gupta for an autoimmune thyroid condition I had been diagnosed with. My treatment plan from the NHS consisted of “just take the pills”. I was still feeling tired, lethargic and had other consequences of my condition that I was living with. When I saw a consultant Endocrinologist within the NHS system and questioned whether there was more I could be doing myself to assist the NHS treatment of my condition I got the same response. On seeing Dr Gupta I realised that, with Dr Gupta’s help and treatment plan there was lots more that I could do to help myself. Dr Gupta took the time to explain and develop a treatment plan across all aspect of my life which included diet, exercise, sleep, mindfulness and conventional medication all delivered with patience and kindness. I now feel like I have recovered my zing – something that was missing for several years and I really feel that with Dr Gupta’s help I have taken control of my condition and my health and wellbeing generally.Martin, KENT