FUNCTIONAL MEDICAL SERVICES
What is functional medicine?
It is the term we use when we are concerned with getting to the root cause of the problem as opposed to prescribing a lot of medications to mask symptoms which don’t get to the root of the problem and may lead to side effects. What is also extremely beneficial to getting to the root cause of the problem is we usually are able to mitigate the long term complications from ever occurring. For instance Insulin resistance is epidemic and getting worse. It affects 50% of the US population. Labs can even be normal when checking them such as having a normal blood sugar however if left unchecked Insulin resistance will lead to Diabetes Mellitus.
Another example of functional medicine is we know inflammation is a key component and causes many chronic illnesses such Diabetes Mellitus. In modern medicine, we understand that Diabetes is caused by altered blood sugar metabolism but we don’t understand the connection between Diabetes and inflammation. In functional medicine we understand that Diabetes, Coronary artery disease, and even hypertension are all connected. All of these are due to chronic inflammation. If we don’t address this inflammation then we risk having another heart attack or stroke.
We offer a wide variety of supplements, IV drips and testing to treat this inflammation. Another good example is food sensitivity. If we have a sensitivity to gluten or milk, then we are causing inflammation to occur when eating these foods.