Functional medicine is an approach that works holistically to explore the root causes of disease. At More Than Medical Wellness in Las Vegas, Nevada. If you’re ready to take a fresh approach to your health and wellness, schedule a visit online or over the phone today.

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What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine is an area of medical practice focused on searching for the root cause of various diseases. It is a highly personalized form of medicine that recognizes and honors the factors that make each individual unique. 

This approach to health and wellness is collaborative. Your active participation is not only encouraged, but expected. As you partner with your practitioner to identify and reach your health goals, you’ll also learn how to take control of your own health journey. 

Functional medicine is based in science. For those who are interested in exploring alternative medicine or other nontraditional options, functional medicine is accepting of all forms of health and healing. 

How is functional medicine a unique approach to health and wellness?

In many traditional medical practices, they focus on identifying and listing your symptoms, then creating a treatment plan to address those specific symptoms. A great deal of focus is placed on treating the disease, not on identifying the conditions that led up to your current state of health. 

Functional medicine strives to identify the root cause of your current condition, not on simply listing your symptoms. By understanding how your current health status developed, functional medicine practitioners believe they can design more effective treatment plans to improve your overall health. 

Functional medicine is also a holistic process. Practitioners understand that your health is not just linked to your physical condition, but also encompasses the full scope of your mental, emotional, or even spiritual health. 

You can expect a thorough review of your diet, genetics, current medications, hormonal balance, and more. You’ll also share the details of your stress levels and how you relax and recharge. 

What kinds of services are available through functional medicine?

You can get the same level of care within a functional medicine practice as you could with a  traditional model of practice. The difference lies in the approach taken by functional medicine practitioners. 

Some of the areas of focus within functional medicine may include the following tests:

  • Gut and microbiome exams
  • Adrenal
  • Nutrition
  • Immunology
  • Genetic

If you require specialized medical care, the team at More Than Medical Wellness may be able to help you find the right professional for your needs, then coordinate your care until you no longer need specialized medical attention. 

To explore functional medicine in more detail, call the office to schedule a visit. Online booking is also available and is easy to complete.  

We are a primary care and wellness practice located in Las Vegas, NV. We treat patients for hormone therapy and peptide therapy. Call us to book your appointment today.