Don’t Ignore Those Lingering Symptoms, Get Answers for Your Undiagnosed Health Issues With Specialized Testing
If you know something is wrong with your health, don’t ignore it. Undiagnosed health issues can only lead to stress and worsening health. Get answers and solutions with specialized testing.
Struggling with Undiagnosed Health Issues
It can be frustrating when a doctor only focuses on meeting standardized criteria of a diagnosis rather than looking at symptoms as a sign that there is something out of balance with the system. Even if you don’t meet the criteria for a diagnosis, symptoms shouldn’t be dismissed as unimportant. Specialized testing with a functional medicine approach looks for objective findings that help identify the underlying cause of your symptoms. Here’s how specialized testing can help you get answers for your undiagnosed health issues.
More than Your Symptoms
How Specialized Testing Helps
In functional medicine, we view a person’s health on a spectrum ranging from perfect health to imbalance and then to disease. We want to detect imbalance before it becomes a disease. The earlier we can address it, the easier it is to reverse. The testing we do is very comprehensive, with the goal of finding early imbalances in your blood work. These imbalances might be more subtle changes that wouldn’t be considered a “diagnosis” in the conventional approach, but that doesn’t mean they should be ignored. After we find the imbalance, we look at all possible contributing factors. By addressing the imbalances, you can not only correct symptoms, but you can also improve your overall health.
For example, when someone might have a thyroid issue, a conventional doctor will typically only measure basic thyroid hormones. A functional medicine approach would examine nutritional deficiencies, gut health, genetic markers, and more.
Underlying Causes for Undiagnosed Health Issues
Specialized testing covers all biomarkers to provide a comprehensive overview of your health. In functional medicine, we also use these biomarkers as a benchmark to monitor how your health changes so we can catch potential issues while they’re mild. Here are some of the lab markers that we include in our evaluation.
Healthy Now and in the Future
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