What is Functional Medicine?
Functional Medicine is a systems biology-based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease. Each symptom or differential diagnosis may be one of many contributing to an individual’s illness. Here at Katy Integrative Gastroenterology, we combine functional medicine with gastroenterology to provide you with the best possible care.
A whole-systems assessment, testing, and in-depth review of your health history creates an intensive and comprehensive picture of what causes your pain.
With our process, we go well beyond symptom treatment and address the root cause of your gut health problem to provide longer-lasting and healthier results.
We are your partner to discover the root cause of your condition and then teach you how to be proactive in recovery with nutrition, lifestyle and self-care education. It’s time to regain control of your overall health.
How Functional Medicine Gastroenterology Can Help You
We pride ourselves in relentlessly pursuing the most accurate and precise techniques available for hormone testing. Often, hormone issues can be an underlying cause of many digestive or other overall health issues.
Obesity and Body Composition
Obesity and less than ideal body composition frequently accompany underlying conditions that prevent a healthy metabolism. Our functional gastroenterology approach can uncover your barriers toward losing weight.
Inflammation is the enemy of youth, longevity, and vitality. Functional medicine protocols can discover and effectively treat inflammatory manifestations such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Gastritis, Arthritis. and more.
Functional Medicine Science
Functional Medicine focuses on restoring your body to optimal health. Your symptoms are signals indicating that support is needed to become healthy again. We take the full scope of your health into account, including, but not limited to: nutrition, symptoms, illness history, medications, lifestyle, stress, and lab work. This will give us your road map to regain overall health and prevent worsening future illness.
Functional Medicine Origin
Functional Nutrition combines the practices of Conventional Medicine with Alternative Medicine. This complimentary approach to nutrition allows practitioners to combine nutrition, vitamins and supplements, and other nutrient-packed functional foods with traditional and alternative medical testing/protocols resulting in a sustainable, healthy, and life-changing wellness plan.