Type II Diabetes and Thyroid issues are often misdiagnosed and you're not given all the most current information according to the referenced literature.
In comparison to traditional medicine and the disease-centered approach used by most medical professionals today, functional medicine shifts the focus of mainstream healthcare to a more patient-centered approach. Functional Medicine addresses the cause of the condition in the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. This method of health care is heavily supported by science and therefore requires extensive diagnostic testing which allows us to gather the necessary data needed to analyze each and every factor that may be negatively affecting you, and ultimately causing the metabolic dysfunction within your body.
Factors that may be negatively affecting your body and its ability to properly function could beÂ hormonal issues, organ dysfunction, behavior and lifestyle choices, or the environment. It could also be a combination of factors in which the disease may originate and not fit traditional diagnoses.
Functional Medicine can help with conditions that are chronic in nature, which means that they are generally issues that are long-term and will likely impact most every aspect of a personâ€™s life. Chronic conditions can often be caught in early stages, thereby increasing the likelihood of either preventing, reversing effects or, minimally stopping them from progressing. This means improved health, in the long run, potentially increasing a personâ€™s quality of life dramatically. Functional Medicine is a natural solution to chronic health issues and is definitely the healthcare of the future.