Conditions We TreatDiseases & conditions treated by functional & integrative medicine
This list is not exhaustive and the summaries are brief. It is intended to give the reader an overview of conditions treated by a Functional Medicine Physician.
Advanced testing may be used to help clarify GI dysfunction:
- Digestive function testing
- Enzyme testing
- Permeability testing
- Bacterial DNA analysis
Due to the immense interactions of the GI tract, GI nervous system (ie- gastroenteric nervous system), food interactions/absorption/breakdown, GI immune system, most integrative evaluations include some sort of GI evaluation and treatment.
Over the last decade with the reclassification of mental health diseases by the DSM-V manual in addition to new discoveries in neuropsychiatric function we have learned that many mental diseases are more like disease syndromes that have a neuroinflammatory component. These range from Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, to Attention Deficit Disorder, Bipolar, Chronic Insomnia and more. These have a close association with conditions that affect brain health. There is an interconnected web between mental health and all the above disorders. A thorough mental health evaluation will include all the systems from the IFM Matrix as well as their interactions the individual in relationship to themselves and those around them.