Functional Medicine Specialist

Vitality MDs

Healthcare Clinic & Gynecology located in Scottsdale, AZ

Functional medicine includes conservative, holistic solutions for treating underlying causes of a disease or preventing diseases altogether. At Vitality MDs in Scottsdale, Arizona, the expert medical team uses functional medicine to find the root cause of your symptoms and help you look better, feel better, and live longer. Schedule an appointment with Vitality MDs over the phone or online to learn more about functional medicine and how it can help you.

Functional Medicine Q & A

What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine is integrative, science-based, patient-centered health care that allows you and your Vitality MDs provider to work together to find the underlying cause of your symptoms. Functional medicine promotes wellness and treats the root cause of an illness as naturally as possible, with a focus on disease prevention.

It is the result of the evolution in the practice of medicine from a disease-centered focus to a patient-centered approach that addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional medicine utilizes genetics, environment, and lifestyle factors that influence long-term health and complex, chronic diseases.

Who benefits from functional medicine?

You can reap numerous health and wellness benefits with functional medicine treatments, especially if you suffer from:

  • Chronic pain or fatigue
  • Obesity
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood sugar
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Arthritis
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Women’s or men’s health issues

Benefits include weight loss, more energy, lower chronic disease risks, better disease management, and the ability to take fewer medications. 

Which functional medicine treatments are available? 

Examples of functional medicine treatments available with the Vitality MDs expert medical team include:

Weight loss

Losing weight and eating a nutritious diet are effective ways to lower disease risks and give you the boost of energy you desire. The experienced Vitality MDs team uses nutritional counseling, weight loss shots, micronutrient and food sensitivity testing, healthy recipes, and more to optimize your health.

Hormone therapy

Hormone replacement therapy uses medications, pellets, creams, vaginal applications, shots, and more to balance estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, or thyroid hormones. Doing so helps increase your energy, boost lean body mass, reduce menopause symptoms, diminish sexual dysfunction, and minimize body fat. 

Dietary supplements

Taking dietary supplements can optimize your overall health and wellness, diminish nutrient deficiencies, and lower your risk of chronic disease. Supplements can also enhance weight loss or help you better manage a disease naturally. Your Vitality MDs provider lets you know which dietary supplements, if any, are right for you.

Medications

If natural treatments haven’t worked to improve your health or reduce symptoms, your Vitality MDs specialist can prescribe medicine that controls blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, and more to reduce your risk of serious complications.

Don’t let preventable disease risk factors cause problems for your health. Schedule an appointment with Vitality MDs over the phone or online to find out how functional medicine can benefit you.

 

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