by Lisa Direnzo, DO
Functional Medicine is an approach to medicine that is a
86% of the cost of healthcare in this country is due to chronic illness. Over 50% of those patients have two or more chronic disease processes. That means that 86% of patients are being treated for their symptoms but are not actually reversing or preventing recurrence of their illness. The goal of functional medicine is to do just that….it is to find the underlying cause of a
condition and correct it. By addressing the root cause you not only can improve symptomatology but help prevent its recurrence.
Functional medicine looks at the body as a whole. It doesn’t just treat an isolated symptom with an isolated medication. It takes into account that one symptom or condition can be caused by a dysfunction in several bodily systems. For
We see a wide array of chronic illness. Typical patients have adrenal dysfunction, adrenal fatigue, chronic fatigue, exhaustion, autoimmune disease, hormonal imbalances, thyroid dysfunction, endometriosis, polycystic ovarian disease, irritable bowel disease, constipation or any combination of the above.
Functional medicine is not a substitute for your primary care physician or specialist. We work in conjunction with them to improve the course of a chronic condition. Very often the root of a chronic condition is an underlying inflammatory process brought about by poor diet,
Our process requires taking an extensive history that includes childhood and family history, as well as current medical history, environmental exposure history
We will provide a protocol unique to each patient that will address the specific diet, supplements, exercise and stress relieving techniques they should employ. In doing so, we optimize each
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy relies on that same basic physiologic understanding. For years non-bioidentical hormone replacement involved using hormones derived from animals, or that did not function in the same physiologic manner as our own inherent hormones do, or they were administered in doses or cycles foreign to what the body is used to.
We use Bioidentical Hormones…identical to the hormones circulating in your
The dosing is based on the individual’s symptoms and their individual lab work. A detailed history is taken prior to any hormone replacement.
Bioidentical hormones can be administered topically, orally and via pellets. The advantage
Bioidentical hormone replacement is for both men and women. Menopause is a
decrease muscle mass.
Both men and women will most likely spend
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Life is about balance. We strive to balance your health and your hormones.