Chronic Health Problems
Our Functional Medicine Program is a science based health care approach that brings a different model of evaluation and treatment planning to a medical practice. It is aimed at an individual with chronic complex health problems who has not been able to find solutions with conventional health care. By realizing the underlying causes of complex chronic and overall health problems; we can help you develop a preventive program of personalized lifestyle options.
Common disorders that we will address include:
- Hormone Balancing for men and women
- Adrenal Disease
- Thyroid Management
- Detoxification, Fatigue Syndrome
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Autoimmune Disorders
- Digestive Disorders (including IBS, GERD, Constipation, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel, bacterial overgrowth, indigestion, and malabsorption)
Functional Medicine is based on restoring balance to body systems. It combines traditional testing with specialized tests of function that identify imbalances in biological systems with the goal of restoring healthy function.
This type of program requires effort and commitment on your part. We find that the most motivated patients are those who have suffered a major health challenge in the past, have interest in preventing illness or those who complain, “I’m falling apart”. These patients develop symptoms that force them to curtail some lifestyle choices. Most patients feel better within weeks but the full benefits of the program may take anywhere from 6-24 months to be fully experienced.
We may recommend some core functional treatments including nutritional counseling, stress management, intravenous nutritional supplementation and detoxification programs. Members of our staff or consultants with whom we work will provide these services. These specific services are customized recommendations and part of your personalized treatment program.