Reap the Benefits of Functional Medicine for Personalized Care
Functional medicine is a system biology-based approach. It is a model that focuses on providing patient-centric treatment – which means the approach focuses on identifying the root cause of a disease. This is done by analyzing symptoms and evaluating diagnosis – as each of these can be one of the many contributing factors behind an individual’s illness.
To give patients a personalized treatment plan, we provide patients with an array of tests and treatment options which caters to their specific needs. The various tests offered for functional medicine help determine the cause behind an illness and allow doctors to come up with the right solution.
Functional Medicine Testing at Our Wellness Centre
We offer functional medicine treatment at our wellness center – instead of treating symptoms, we treat the disease. We believe functional medicine is important because it helps us treat our patients individually and with focus.
However, to be able to treat patients with functional medicine, doctors require numerous lab tests to be able to pinpoint the actual issue behind an illness. Since our body is interconnected and one system in our body influences the other, conducting multiple tests of the body helps rule out various speculations and helps identify the problem.
Here is all you need to know about the different functional medicine tests types offered at our wellness center.
3 Most Common Types of Functional Medicine Tests
- Stool Test
This is the most common functional medicine test that doctors prescribe their patients. Our gut health has a huge impact on the entire body, and if the ecosystem of your gut is imbalanced, it is likely to lead to bigger problems. Hence, stool tests assess gut function, especially for issues like malabsorption, IBS, inflammation, and weight issues.
- Urine Analysis
Most liquids we consume are not absorbed by our body and passed down through our urine. Most of the time, slowed body function or problems in any part of the body can hinder the absorption of liquid in the body. This usually increases the concentration of different elements in the urine – indicating a systematic problem inside the body. Hence OAT (organic acid tests) conducted on urine samples are used to identify specific issues.
- Breath Analysis
You might find this unusual, but our breath tells a lot about us. People with bad breath often have underlying issues in their bodies they are unaware of. Doctors are practicing functional medicine focus on every small aspect of our body, including our breath, to find the root cause of a problem. For example, when there is an overgrowth of small intestine bacteria (SIBO), there is an increased amount of methane and hydrogen in our breath – this becomes an identifying factor for doctors to diagnose a disease.
- Blood Tests
Blood tests are common tests. For functional medicine, physicians require multiple blood tests and blood samples from multiple locations in the body to identify the problem area. Blood panels are used to identify various issues in your blood, for example, hormone levels, the presence of white blood cells and red blood cells, and blood sugar levels.
Getting treated through functional medicine helps patients get a personalized and specific c treatment; hence if you are looking for functional medicine lab testing, you can visit our wellness center.