October 01, 2018
Functional medicine is an approach to wellness that aims to support your entire body for optimum health. At Medical Transformation Center, we take a functional medicine approach in order to permanently relieve symptoms. This is possible because the root causes of your symptoms are addressed.
The Body as a Whole
As you may recall from biology class, your body is made up of multiple systems, such as your cardiovascular or digestive systems, that perform important functions. But they also work together to keep you feeling your best, and some symptoms can affect more than one system.
For example, if you experience inflammation in one part of your body, chances are the tissues in other systems have also become inflamed. However, this inflammation may affect your digestive tract more obviously than it affects your other systems, causing you to seek the help of the experts at Medical Transformation Center with only one thing on your mind: digestive troubles. But because everything in your body is connected, treating the root cause of your digestive upset (i.e., inflammation) can also relieve other symptoms, such as depression or a cough. This is the principle of functional medicine.
Functional Medicine Begins with a Detailed Patient History
Because it’s so important for the doctor to understand all of your symptoms in order to identify what’s really happening in your body, we will begin by asking for a detailed patient history. Past ailments or treatments and current medications, supplements and lifestyle habits all have a bearing on your current state of health, and it’s important for our medical team to get a complete picture. You and our doctor can also discuss current symptoms. Try not to leave anything out, even if you don’t see how it could possibly be related to your issue.
Rest assured that functional medicine puts the best treatment options at your fingertips. If you live in the Louisville, KY area and are ready to feel better from head to toe, contact us today at Medical Transformation Center and book an appointment at our office in Louisville, KY.