What sets functional medicine apart is that the focus is you, not your disease. Functional medicine doctors delve deep into history to find the root cause of your disease.

People are becoming increasingly aware of functional medicine in India, especially for the care of chronic diseases. This is because

  1. Chronic diseases require lifelong medication. When taken in high doses, these can have side effects.

  2. The disease often continues to worsen even with medication. This puts you in a cycle of ever increasing doses of the medicine.

  3. Chronic and metabolic diseases respond very well to lifestyle changes. We have firsthand experience seeing patients lower the dose of thyroid medication after making appropriate lifestyle changes.

  4. Conventional medicine often focuses on improving symptoms rather than reducing disease activity.

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What is functional medicine?

It’s a treatment model where the focus is the patient - that’s you! Each symptom in your body is an indicator of some underlying problem. Finding the root cause of these symptoms is the key to getting permanent solutions.

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What does the root cause mean?

A lot of content about functional medicine online refers to the root cause of disease. Let's figure out what that means.

Let’s understand with an example.

Eventually, you get tired and consult a doctor who starts you on some tablets. For a few months, all is well. After that, the same cycle again. This time your doctor looks closely into why this is happening.

The same thing happens with your thyroid. While medication is a great way to control symptoms, functional medicine is a way to control the disease. The focus here is mainly on controlling inflammation in the long term.

With that, she gives you detailed advice on what triggers you should avoid, what foods might worsen it, and other precautions. Only then do you get long-term relief.

One medical condition can have many causes, and the same medical condition can result in different findings in each patient.

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Why should I consult a functional medicine doctor?

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To ensure that your body functions in the best possible way! This holistic approach includes not only medical advice but also helps in improving general lifestyle that can help in better health.

Lifestyle includes diet, exercise, sleep, stress management, etc. Conventional treatment focuses on control of disease alone. Functional medicine doctors focus on understanding why you are feeling unwell.

What can I expect at the time of my first functional medicine online consultation?

As functional medicine in India is relatively new, you may be surprised as the consults differ slightly from routine visits to the doctor. Here’s what you can expect:

We are used to grabbing a bag of chips, watching social media till late at night, skipping meals when we're overloaded with work, and spending long hours sitting at the computer. To see real changes, the effort has to come from your side. Making these changes is not easy.

A detailed history

One of the most common complaints of patients is that doctors do not listen. With functional medicine, the approach is the opposite. Functional medicine doctors believe that the answer to your health concern lies in your medical history, so expect a detailed call.

Current exposure

This includes details regarding your current lifestyle to understand what environmental toxins you are exposed to. There are so many toxins we come in contact with without even realising it.

Investigations and medical recommendations

Some blood tests are needed to understand the potential root cause.

Personalised advice

Regulating your diet is a big part of functional medicine practice. Even seemingly innocent products such as wheat and milk cause harm in certain patients.

Where can I find functional medicine doctors in India?

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I'm glad you asked that. Functional medicine is an emerging field and at Jeevam Health we have top experts in the field with specific expertise in dealing with thyroid conditions. Get in touch to know more.

Functional medicine online consults allow you to get in touch with doctors from the comfort and privacy of your home. What could be better?

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