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What is functional medicine?

Functional Medicine is a cutting edge approach to figuring out why you are suffering from illness or chronic conditions. This type of medicine is devoted to discovering and treating the underlying causes. Every aspect is looked at – your environment, family history, genetics, biochemistry, physiology are all taken into account when you are being treated.

Once it is understood why you are suffering, a path to wellness can be forged. If you simply treat the symptoms as conventional medicine most often does, the condition never goes away. The methods of Functional Medicine are grounded in science and drugs are used if needed. At the same time, education in the areas of nutrition, exercise, reduction in toxic exposures will also be shared with you. The idea is to get to the bottom of the problem and cure you forever.

Functional Medicine is used to treat a wide variety of medical conditions such as:

  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Aging
  • Allergy, Eczema and Food Sensitivities
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Diabetes
  • Dysbiosis (imbalance of gut flora)
  • Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Food intolerances
  • High Cholesterol
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Menopause
  • Weight Gain

How is Functional Medicine Different from Conventional Medicine?

Functional medicine addresses the whole patient and doesn’t just treat the isolated symptoms you are having. Conventional medicine often asks “what disease do you have and what medication can I give you for it?” Functional Medicine seeks to understand why you have a particular condition. Functional medicine looks at lifestyle and environmental factors to chart a course for care. Nothing happens in a vacuum, and your illness is a result of something else going on in your body and life.

 

What to Expect from Your Doctor

Dr. Pavilonis will design a plan that is specifically for you. The goal is to optimize your body’s systems through:

  • Macro Nutrition
  • Detoxification
  • Physical Activity
  • Yeast Control
  • Food Sensitivities
  • Gut Repair and Healing
  • Adrenal Health and Repair
  • Male and Female Hormone Therapy

There is no such thing as a quick for treating systemic illnesses. We want you permanently cured, not just alleviate your symptoms until they return the next time and start all over. Excellent health is a way of life and a reflection of life choices, big or small that we make each day. Schedule an appointment with us today. Start your journey of reclaiming your health and get your quality of life back.