Functional Medicine

What is functional Medicine?

Functional Medicine is a personalized approach for patients, dealing with the primary prevention and underlying causes of Chronic Disease. It is a science-based field of health care.

It involves a full understanding of the biochemistry of the body and allows us to understand fully your body chemistry right down to it’s genes. This can be used along side traditional medicine to diagnose and treat a wide variety of symptoms and illnesses. Functional medicine gets to the root of the problem and can help in all kinds of situations, and in some cases as an alternative to drug based therapy.

Here at PrivateGP we provide cutting edge services in Functional Medicine with the most up to date biochemical tests, which can measure the levels of chemicals in your body to determine exactly which nutrients and foods you need to take to heal. We are one of the very few places in the UK to provide such a service and are pioneering the way for future medicine in this way. Our functional medicine services include some of the most advanced test link to tests available. If you are interested in these services you can read more about them via the links in this text or elsewhere on the website or you can book an appointment or make an enquiry by calling 0116 270 0373

Are You At Risk?

Research estimates that 70-90% of the risk of Chronic Diseases can be attributed to lifestyle. This means that what you eat, how you exercise, what your spiritual practises are, and how much stress you have in your life, may increase your risk of Chronic Disease.

Common Chronic Diseases

Diet, overweight, lack of exercise and smoking account for over 70% of stroke and colon cancer, 80% of coronary heart disease, and over 90% of adult-onset diabetes.(Willet,WC.Science,2002:296,695-697)

Therapies

Functional medicine is intertwined in our very thought process, helping you to get to the root cause of your life challenges, whatever they may be.

How do we use Functional Medicine in order to help our patients?

We integrate science, research, and clinical insights to treat and prevent disease and maintain a healthy lifestyle for our patients.

Therapeutics and Prevention Strategies include:

Benefits:

  • Greater Feelings of Well Being
  • Improved Physical Health
  • Helps Prevent and Treat Illnesses More Successfully
  • Feeling more energetic
  • Combines very well with Drug Based Therapy
  • Supports you to Facilitate Life Changes
  • Is Specific to Your Body
  • Gives you a Healthier Heart and Digestive System
  • Provides Excellent Results especially for Chronic Illnesses

Conditions supported by Functional Medicine

All conditions can be supported with functional medicine. This is because functional medicine looks at the mechanisms by which illnesses are produced. All of these underlying mechanisms can therefore be supported alongside traditional medicine where appropriate, to heal underlying roots of disease, illness and symptoms.

Examples of conditions supported:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatique Symptoms
  • Gastroenterological problems
  • Oncology
  • Dermatology
  • Rheumatological Problems
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sports Nutrition 
  • Weight Loss  
  • Schizophrenia link to mental health
  • Parkinson’s disease link to neurological disorders
  • multiple Sclerosis link to neurological disorders
  • neurological symptoms and signs that have no obvious cause or medical label link to neurological disorders

Conditions

We offer treatment for range of Functional Medicine conditions at the practice. You can find more details of each service on the pages below. Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information.

Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease, Chronic Infection, M-SIDS (Multiple System Infectious Disease Syndrome) Lyme Literate Medical Doctors (LLMDs) are hard to find. This tickborne disease is on the increase, and most tests within...

MCAS

This condition is becoming more quoted and well known in the UK. At its worst it represents a clinical picture of persistent histamine release, encouraging symptoms of true allergy...

Neurology Dysfunction

Conditions such as Altzheimers, Dementia, Multiple sclerosis, Parkinsons Disease, Motor neurone disease, Headaches and others may be an be helped by a Biological systems approach when also combined with...

Cancer

There are many options for treatment within standard or allopathic medicine. However functional medicine looks at the influence of the gut, the immune system, potential underlying stealth infections, detoxification (biotransformation) support,...

Autoimmunity

There are over a hundred conditions now known to be caused or related in some way to autoimmunity. One of the commonest of these is Hashimoto’s thyroiditis

Chronic Gut Problems

The gut is a hugely urgent control centre of the body and involves the complex processes of digestion and absorption through a very sophisticated membrane around which the immune...

CIRS

Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) was first used as a term in the 1990s to describe a multi-symptom, multi-system chronic illness.

Thyroid gland

The thyroid gland is a small gland in our neck, which helps with the general balance or homeostasis of the body. Like many other hormones, these thyroid hormones can...

Obesity and Weight Loss

We all enjoy indulging from time to time and we all know that we should eat food which is good for us.

Dementia

When conventional medicine talks about this devastating illness, it mentions no cure. But when Following functional medical guidelines, especially when caught early rather than in the late stages, it...

Epilepsy

Epilepsy has been in the news a lot lately relating to the effectiveness of cannabis in treating people who have drug resistant epilepsy.

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