If you are like countless others, there may be something going on in your body that is a mystery. You’ve been to your regular physician for a physical evaluation and taken the regular tests, but nothing has turned up. You know that something is off, but you can’t put your finger on it. It might be a lack of energy, you may have digestive problems that come and go or pain may flare up in different parts of your body. You want to figure out what’s going on and if there is any way that you can prevent your symptoms. Functional medical testing could be the answer that you are looking for to figure out what is going on inside of you.
Understanding Functional Medicine
Unlike other types of medical testing that focus on your symptoms, functional medical testing has the primary goal of preventing issues with your health. In addition, it targets the underlying causes of any conditions you may have to get to the root of the problem to treat it accordingly.
Functional medicine takes a deep look at your body’s systems to understand what is making you tick or what is out of balance. Testing may involve your stools, your urine, your saliva, and your hair. Functional medical testing can focus on your digestive system, the current state of your nutritional health, and your body’s ability to detoxify itself. The presence of any allergies can be detected as well.
What are Some Examples of Functional Medical Testing?
Functional medical testing includes a series of comprehensive tests. A celiac profile targets the possible presence of celiac disease while an adrenal stress index can identify any imbalances with your adrenal system. A GI effects function profile targets your gut, looking for the presence of bacteria, parasites or fungi that may be affecting your digestive tract. Additional testing takes an in- depth look at hormone levels for women, because there may be a need to look at imbalances that may hinder a young woman from getting pregnant or an older woman is experiencing symptoms of menopause.
A food sensitivity profile can determine if some of your health issues are linked to a sensitivity to a particular kind of food. Functional medical testing can also be used to pinpoint high levels of toxins in your system that may be affecting your well-being. Once testing is complete, it will be possible for a doctor that focuses on functional medicine to create a treatment plan to deal with any of your problems. By being proactive and making changes in lifestyle, you may be able to eliminate the source of your issues.
Learn More About Functional Medical Testing Today
If you are looking for answers concerning your health and traditional testing hasn’t helped you, consider the benefits of functional medical testing. Set up a consultation with a member of the Cady Wellness team who practices functional medicine in order to begin your testing. It’s time that you got to the bottom of any of your issues so that you can take charge of your health.
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