Standard of Care: Functionality

Bloating, Fatigue, Discomfort, Diagnosis, Functional medicine, Undiagnosed symptoms, naturopathic medicine

Do you find yourself constantly battling symptoms like bloating, fatigue, or discomfort? Have you been told that these symptoms are simply due to stress, aging, or something you must learn to live with? If so, you’re not alone. Millions of people experience these and other symptoms without receiving a clear diagnosis or effective treatment from a conventional medical perspective.

In the realm of conventional medicine, there is a line – you are either healthy or diseased. The focus is often on identifying specific diseases and treating them with pharmaceuticals or surgery. However, this approach can overlook the underlying causes of symptoms, leaving individuals feeling frustrated and without adequate solutions.

You are not a diagnosis, you are a human being.  As a human, you can have a lot of symptoms. It doesn’t mean you are diseased; it just means you are not feeling functional. A diagnosis also does not mean there’s nothing that can be done. That’s where functional medicine comes in.

Functional medicine offers a broader perspective on what it means to be healthy, recognizing that the human body is a complex system that encompasses physical, mental, emotional, and environmental factors. It’s not just about identifying diseases; it’s about understanding the interconnectedness of these factors and how they contribute to overall health and well-being.

When your symptoms are deemed “normal” by conventional medicine, it simply means your condition doesn’t fit neatly into the disease-based model. Functional medicine practitioners take a more holistic approach, delving into the underlying causes of your symptoms and addressing them with a personalized plan that may include nutrition, lifestyle modifications, and natural therapies.

My approach is to empower my patients with information that helps them become proactive participants in their own healthcare. I believe the body is inherently capable of healing itself when given the right support.

Together, we address your healthcare needs by:

  1. Identifying the root cause of your symptoms: I take the time to understand your unique health history, lifestyle, and family medical history to uncover the underlying factors contributing to your symptoms.
  2. Addressing the root cause, not just the symptoms: Instead of simply suppressing symptoms, functional medicine aims to discover and address the root cause of your discomfort, promoting long-term healing and well-being.
  3. Creating a personalized treatment plan: Each of my patients is individual and unique. I create personalized treatment plans that address your specific needs and preferences.

Functional medicine can help you:

  • Reduce or eliminate your symptoms: By addressing the root cause, functional medicine can help alleviate or eliminate symptoms such as bloating, fatigue, and discomfort.
  • Improve overall health and well-being: Functional medicine promotes a holistic approach to health, addressing physical, mental, emotional, and environmental factors to enhance your overall well-being.
  • Prevent chronic diseases: By identifying and addressing underlying imbalances, functional medicine can help prevent the development of chronic diseases.

If you’re tired of being told that your symptoms are “normal” or that you must simply learn to live with them, functional medicine can be helpful. By exploring the underlying causes of your discomfort and embracing a personalized approach to healing, you can reclaim your health and experience a renewed sense of well-being. I offer a complimentary call for new patients to discuss their symptoms. Contact me by calling 303-688-6698 or scheduling online.

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