Functional Medicine at Advanced Medicine Center
Many physicians in various practices recognize the link between functional medicine and overall health. Functional medicine considers all aspects of a patient’s wellbeing including genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors. At Advanced Medicine Center in Houston, our team has years of experience addressing various conditions through a systems-oriented functional medicine approach.
What is Functional Medicine:
Many people are not familiar with the term functional medicine. According to The Institute of Functional Medicine, functional medicine is a “systems biology-based approach” to wellness that involves identifying and addressing all underlying factors of various medical conditions. Practitioners of functional medicine believe that a medical diagnosis is the result of many factors including lifestyle, environment, and genes.
In other words, maladies like body pain, chronic fatigue, autoimmune disorders, thyroid conditions, and more have several potential causes. At Advanced Medicine Center, our team will look at every aspect of your physical condition to understand the physical, emotional, and biological factors that might be responsible for your health problems. At Advanced Nutritional Medicine Center, our goal is to treat our patients from a variety of different angles to promote excellent health and long-term well-being.
Conditions Treated Through Functional Medicine
Functional medicine is a viable approach to treating health problems. Some of the conditions we most commonly address through functional medicine include:
- Chronic fatigue: Chronic fatigue is extreme tiredness that does not improve with rest. Chronic fatigue can have a serious negative impact on a person’s life, as it prevents them from completing even simple daily tasks. To treat chronic fatigue, we focus on nutrition and lifestyle counseling. If this is not enough to get your body the proper nutrients, we might recommend supplements as well.
- Thyroid conditions: After administering and assessing functional medicine tests to get a clear picture of your health, there are many potential treatments we might move forward with, including diet, exercise and nutrition to promote thyroid and gut health.
- Autoimmune issues: Autoimmune disorders are treated similarly to thyroid conditions. Testing and nutrition is a key factor in treatment. Our approach will vary from patient to patient due to differences in body chemistry and lifestyle.
Contact Us Today
At Advanced Medicine Center, we have years of experience offering our patients in Houston, TX, and the surrounding areas a path to wellness through functional medicine. Many factors inform our treatment, so we work with each patient individually to develop a personalized functional medicine care plan. For more information on functional medicine, or to schedule an appointment, call us at (713) 557-1013 or visit us online.