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WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE

DR KIMBERLY LEWIS

The Functional Medicine Approach

Functional Medicine is a systems biology–based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease. Each symptom or differential diagnosis may be one of many contributing to an individual’s illness according to FMI. Org

As the graphic below illustrates, a diagnosis can be the result of more than one cause. For example, depression can be caused by many different factors, including inflammation. Likewise, a cause such as inflammation may lead to a number of different diagnoses, including depression. The precise manifestation of each cause depends on the individual’s genes, environment, and lifestyle, and only treatments that address the right cause will have lasting benefit beyond symptom suppression.

Depression, inflammation, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, and many other conditions can often be managed efficiently and effectively with a functional medicine approach. At our office you will receive an extremely thorough history and evaluation. Many health issues are a tangled web of interlocking vicious cycles and feedback loops. My promise to you we will spend the time and energy and do everything possible to untangle these webs and break these vicious cycles so you can lead the best life possible! Schedule an appointment today and let us see how we can help!

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