On your first visit with Dr. Hansen, he will review your entire health history and symptoms and perform a physical exam. This comprehensive review of all of your body systems and symptoms will enable him to correlate this information to help determine the real underlying cause of your health condition. Symptoms are the body’s expression of it’s attempts to heal. It knows the cause of the disease and it knows how to heal itself, but gets ill because it’s healing mechanisms are either overwhelmed by physical damage, environmental toxins, autoimmunity or because it is missing the essential building blocks necessary to heal itself. Specific lab tests may also be prescribed to help determine the cause of your disease and to assess your current levels of essential nutrients, hormones and important bio-markers of current and future disease.