Functional Medicine in Vero Beach, FL

Indian River Health Center • Dr. Ryan D. Hess

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:

  • Neurotransmitters (collaborate treatment with mental health)
  • Hormone balancing
  • Adrenal fatigue syndrome
  • Chronic inflammation and oxidative stress
  • Mitochondrial dysfunction
  • Brain disorders and dementia
  • Digestive disorders
  • Eczema and psoriasis
  • Itchy skin
  • Allergies
  • Leaky gut
  • Gluten sensitivities
  • Virology
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Blood sugar regulation
  • MTHFR defects
  • Nutrition

Improve Your Health with Pharmaceutical-Grade Supplements

As part of our functional approach to medicine in Vero Beach, FL, Indian River Health Center provides a number of high-quality supplements to improve our patients’ health and wellness. Low-grade supplements are often cheaper, but at what cost? These formulas are often diluted, cheating the patient of valuable vitamins and minerals they need. Our pharmaceutical-grade supplements are formulated by physicians and use pure ingredients, so you get the most out of each dose. These supplements are a great way to get the necessary vitamins into your diet, as the food we eat does not usually give us everything we need for optimal health. If you have questions about our functional medicine or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact our team today.

Office Hours

Mon: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tues: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Wed: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thurs: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Fri: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sat: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Sun: closed

Indian River Health Center

1880 37th St., Ste. 1
Vero Beach, FL 32960
(772) 978-7001

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