Functional medicine, which is one of the most important facilities of our hospital's internal medicine outpatient clinic, is personal and different from other treatment methods.
Despite early diagnosis and improved treatment methods, chronic diseases are increasing.
What is Functional Medicine?
Functional medicine is personal and shows a holistic approach to each patient, and this approach is different from other treatment methods. It finds the factors that cause diseases and eliminates them. Every body and organism is unique, so functional medicine supports that the treatment applied to each individual should also be unique and personalized.
To Whom Can Functional Medicine Be Applied?
The cause of chronic diseases can be sleep disorder, unbalanced diet, toxins in our body, stress, digestion, circulatory disorders, pituitary, thyroid glands, muscle system, skeletal system. These disorders cause hypothyroidism, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel diseases, anemia, cancer, fibromyalgia, migraine, psoriasis, asthma, allergies, diabetes, autoimmune diseases. Functional medicine can be applied to individuals with these diseases.
How is Functional Medicine Applied?
The main purpose of functional medicine is the preservation of the physiological structure and the restructuring of the deteriorated physiological structure. While planning the treatment of patients, immune, energy, digestion, detox mechanisms, hormone and cardiometabolic systems are examined. It is evaluated with clinical findings and laboratory tests. It can be said that the difference between functional medicine and classical medicine is that while classical medicine treats the organ, functional medicine treats the organism. The aim of functional medicine is not to diagnose the patient in the first place, but rather to find out what kind of problem occurs in the patient's systems, and to arrange and apply the most appropriate treatment for the patient. For this reason, functional medicine, which improves itself day by day, is a treatment method that we strongly recommend to be preferred.
1. What are the Frequently Asked Questions about Functional Medicine?
Is it necessary to be sick to get a functional medicine appointment? No, the aim is to protect our bodily functions, to live healthy and to maintain it.
2. Are functional medicine and alternative medicine the same?
No, functional medicine examines the topics of biochemistry, physiology, and pathophysiology, which are discussed in the early years of medical school, and the mechanisms in the emergence of various diseases.
3. Which diseases fall under functional medicine?
It is included in many diseases such as thyroid, diabetes, hypertension, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel diseases, persistent diarrhea, persistent constipation, gas problems, food sensitivities, cancer, rheumatic diseases, asthma, allergies, cystitis, depression, migraine, Alzheimer's.
4. Is it possible to prevent and delay diseases, and to return to our health before we got sick?
If we can improve the physiological structure, find and treat the underlying disorder, reduce the person's toxin exposure, increase the detoxification capacity, provide a physiological sleep pattern and manage stress well. By restoring intestinal health and supporting biological systems, it is possible to reverse our slowly deteriorating health over the years in the same way and achieve a real improvement.