Functional Health in Calabasas

What is functional medicine?

functional-health-calabasasIn functional medicine we look at what is causing your symptoms rather than just masking them with drugs or surgery. We use lab tests, assessments, and in-office exams to look at your physiology and where things are breaking down, causing you pain, fatigue, discomfort, loss of sleep, depression, anxiety, memory loss, and other symptoms.

In functional medicine, we view the body as a whole—no one system or organ functions independently. Instead, everything affects everything else, especially when we look at the immune system, the hormone system, and the nervous system.

For instance, chronic inflammation can cause obesity, gut problems can cause depression, or hormonal imbalances can cause memory loss. Functional medicine requires an in-depth knowledge of human physiology and how the body’s different systems influence one another.

This allows us to unravel the causes of chronic and seemingly mysterious ailments. Many people have been to numerous doctors and clinics. Some have also made the rounds of various alternative doctors. They’re often told their lab tests are fine and nothing more can be done.

In function medicine, however, we specialize in managing chronic conditions, autoimmune diseases (such as Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism), hormonal imbalances, allergies, chronic pain or fatigue, brain fog, memory loss, gut problems, and more.

Functional medicine does not offer quick fixes or magic bullets. Instead it requires a commitment to a protocol designed by your practitioner to address your particular needs. However, people who go this path are pleasantly surprised to find their efforts rewarded many times over.

For more information about how functional medicine can help you, please contact my office.

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