What’s a functional medicine specialist?
You might be thinking, “What’s a functional medicine specialist?” Well, how about this:
A functional medicine specialist is a health professional who uses food and lifestyle to treat the root cause of chronic illness. Each symptom or diagnosis might be one of many contributing to an individual’s disease.
They’re trained to look at your medical history and create a plan for you based on your symptoms. They use that information to find out what’s causing your illness, then they can help treat it.
Functional medicine providers offer a personalized approach to managing chronic illness. They focus on lifestyle choices to bring the body back into balance and help patients feel their best.
They will tailor a healthy plan for you. Your plan will address many aspects of your life, from physical needs, including nutrition, exercise and sleep, to mental and emotional stressors related to social, work, and community life.
If you have diabetes or high blood pressure, for example, a functional medicine specialist can help you manage those conditions by addressing the underlying cause—chronic stress, poor diet, an imbalance in the gut flora—instead of just treating the symptoms.
Before your first visit to a functional medicine provider, you will complete an extensive medical history questionnaire. The information you provide will help your functional medicine provider to investigate the root cause(s) of your current chronic condition. The extensive medical history questionnaire will ask you about your lifestyle, genetics, and environment which all play a part in how you feel physically now and how you feel later in your life.
Functional medicine is a natural approach to healing chronic conditions, such as:
- Adrenal disorders.
- Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
- Autoimmune diseases.
- Cancer prevention.
- Cardiovascular disease.
- Digestive disorders.
- Environmental and food allergies.
- Women’s health disorders (PMS, menopause, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
- Metabolic syndrome, prediabetes, and insulin resistance.
- Thyroid disorders.
Functional Medicine is needed because current Western Medicine focuses purely on managing diseases, rather than finding solutions to health problems. Functional Medicine is focused to address the causes of disease and prevent future problems, unlike the current model of care that treats disease with symptom medications.
Compounding pharmacies like NPLabs International Compounding Pharmacy are a major asset to the functional medicine community.
Compounding pharmacists make medicines to meet specific medical needs. They can use their skills and knowledge to create medicine that is tailored to a patient’s individual needs instead of applying a one-size-fits-all approach.
With compounding medications, the focus is on creating personalized treatments for patients, which is important in a field like functional medicine that aims to treat the root cause of an illness rather than just its symptoms.
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