Functional Medicine in Vero Beach, FL Addresses the Whole Person, Not Just Isolated Symptoms
Functional Medicine in Vero Beach, FL: There are many different approaches to treating health problems. Most often, we go to the doctor, tell them our symptoms, they diagnose the problem, and they provide you with pills or some other treatment to alleviate the symptoms. This process that focuses more on treating symptoms is called conventional medicine, and it’s what most general practitioners use every day in their practices. But what if there was another approach to making you feel better, perhaps removing your health problems completely instead of just treating them with medications? This is what is known as functional medicine and our Vero Beach, FL chiropractor is here to provide this type of care. At Indian River Health Center, our team offers functional medicine as alternative approach to medicine to help patients live their best lives. Call today to set up an appointment or to learn more.
What is Functional Medicine?
Functional medicine digs deeper than conventional. Whereas conventional medicine focuses on looking for and treating the symptoms of a disease, functional medicine dives further in, looking at networks of function and the root cause of the symptoms. The approach uses specialized tests to take a deeper look at interactions between the environment and the gastrointestinal, endocrine, and immune systems to find what is causing the problem and develop an individualized treatment plan. Functional medicine has been thought to be better at diagnosing issues like leaky gut and thyroid problems that conventional medicine often misses.
Functional Medicine at Indian River Health Center
Dr. Ryan D. Hess is well-versed in providing diagnosis and treatment for the following conditions using functional medicine techniques: