Do you wish you had health care that didn’t just treat your symptoms, but it helped you get well? Functional medicine does just that. Functional medicine is customized to you.
It takes all aspects of your life into account to target the root causes of your acute or chronic illness. And by targeting the root causes, you can treat the sources of your problem, which can then help reduce or eliminate the symptoms.
In this blog, the medical and psychiatric experts at Alpha Care Medical, with locations in Seaford, Millsboro, Harrington, and Dover, Delaware, explain more about what functional medicine is and how it can help you.
Functional medicine is a personalized approach to health care. We discuss your symptoms, health history, diet, lifestyle, environment, and other factors that may be causing or contributing to your acute or chronic issue.
This specialized way of performing heath care takes into consideration the various factors that can affect your body and mind. For example, many people living with a chronic condition can be prone to depression, and the chemical processes involved in depression can exacerbate some of the physical effects of chronic illnesses, such as diabetes and hypertension.
With professional disease management Alpha Care Medical, we can help you uncover the links between your various symptoms and causes. And, once you're on the road to recovery, we can help you stay on course to a healthier life.
Before you meet with your provider at Alpha Care Medical, put together any medical records you have, and bring them with you to your appointment. And be prepared to discuss your personal and family health history, the types of environments you live and work in, and your day-to-day life. This would include various factors, such as your diet, activity level, and stress level.
As mentioned, functional medicine aims to treat the causes of your symptoms. And by doing this, your quality of life can increase, and your illness and resulting symptoms can either be eliminated or lessened.
By looking at all aspects of your life, we can see as many links to your health issues as possible. For example, if you’re suffering from fatigue and insomnia, the cause could be anxiety disorder, in which case we could recommend behavioral health counseling and other therapies.
Or, if you have diabetes, we can help you think through your food choices and develop an exercise plan to help you manage your blood sugar.
We often combine a number of therapies to help our patients live their best lives. Your treatment plan could include:
And, as you work closely with our providers, we can adjust your treatment plan to make sure your plan is as effective as possible.
To learn more about functional medicine and to see if it could help you, book an appointment online or over the phone with Alpha Care Medical today.