|Many patients fall through the cracks of the current medical paradigm because they are neither sick from a pathological perspective (no tissue changes, no findings on diagnostic testing etc.) nor 100% well. These patients fall into a gray area of medicine. This gray area is the zone of dysfunction and functional diagnosis is one of the best ways to find out what is truly going on. By doing this we have an incredible opportunity to make changes long before true pathology sets in.
We are not actually treating disease. We are identifying and treating the underlying cause. Some of the challenging conditions that respond well to Functional Diagnostic Medicine would include:
Coronary Artery Disease
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Irritable Bowel Syndrome and other gastro-intestinal conditions
Inflammatory conditions such as Crohns, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Ankylosing Spondylitis
Asthma and chronic sinusitis
Female hormonal issues such as pre-menstrual syndrome and menopause