Did you know half of American adults have at least one chronic health condition? Many chronic conditions lead to decreased quality of life and increased hospitalizations. If you’re struggling with your health and aren’t getting the help you need, it may be time to discover a functional medicine approach to your health offered at our practice partner, BESANA Health & Wellness.
Here’s a closer look at how functional medicine’s unique approach can help address your condition at its source, not just place a bandage over your symptoms:
What is functional medicine?
Functional medicine is an individualized approach to medicine that looks at the whole person, not just diagnosis and symptoms. Functional medicine considers your genetic predisposition, how your body is reacting to core clinical imbalances, what triggers you to feel worse and how you are doing with modifiable lifestyle factors. Functional medicine believes that you should have optimal wellness and vitality, not just the absence of disease.
Functional medicine is patient-centered.
What sets functional medicine apart is it addresses the root causes of disease for each unique individual. It does so by having a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical and lifestyle factors. Functional medicine encourages you and your practitioner to work together to better understand the underlying causes of your disease. From this approach, practitioners can create personalized treatment plans and better guide you on your path toward optimal wellness. The team at BESANA Health & Wellness wants to know you as a person, not just your medical history. With a better understanding of you, it’s easier to identify your health triggers, symptoms and eventually, the main cause of your illness.
Functional medicine focuses on chronic conditions.
Complex chronic diseases, such as diabetes, cancer and autoimmune disorders, are unfortunately on the rise in our country. A functional medicine approach takes the time to understand the genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that can influence chronic disease, resulting in improved outcomes and quality of life.
BESANA’s functional medicine services include:
In-depth consultations discovering your primary health concerns and challenges, review of your current medications and supplements, body composition analysis with movement recommendations, nutrition analysis and guidance, discussion on top stressors and relaxation techniques, detailed lab panels with comprehensive lab reviews and much more.