Integrative Medicine is a holistic medical approach which takes into account the lifestyle habits of a patient. The integrative medicine approach is used to treat the whole person rather than just the disease. The mind, body, and soul of an individual are taken into consideration to promote healing and well-being. Integrative Medicine uses a combination of modern healthcare practices to diagnose and treat a patient. Some of these treatments include modalities such as acupuncture, yoga, or massage. This medical practice also focuses on the metabolic and nutritional habits of the patient in relation to obesity, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome complications. Integrative Medicine focuses on treating and understanding how poor lifestyle choices are the root cause of many chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, and chronic fatigue syndrome.
The Functional Medicine approach strives to make a personalized clinical work up towards each individual need. Functional Medicine dives further to determine the root cause of a disease. Most importantly, it focuses on chronic diseases such as autoimmune issues, inflammatory complications, chronic fatigue, thyroid problems, diabetes, and hormones imbalances. Rather than simply making a diagnosis and giving a drug, Functional Medicine practitioners investigates deeper into the patient’s history and biochemistry and why this patient is ill. Functional Medicine is highly individually tailored and often includes a detailed laboratory workup and history intake to determine why an individual is ill.
MEN’S HORMONE THERAPY
Low testosterone can negatively affect men of all ages. Most men think it is just a sign of getting old, but it doesn’t have to be this way. If you don’t have the energy you had before, or if you are having sexual problems with maintaining an erection or loss of your sexual drive, or not able to get through your normal exercise routine, it may be a sign of low testosterone levels. As we age, your natural testosterone levels decline, however low testosterone can also be caused by other health complications, including obesity, poor diet, alcohol use/abuse, stress, and anxiety.
Having low testosterone may also cause high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure complications. Our goal at VHC is to educate you about low testosterone, your reasons for having low testosterone and what testosterone treatment recommendation are available for you to optimize your health.
WOMEN’S HORMONE THERAPY
Many women have symptoms of low hormones but don’t know what to do about them or think it is a normal way of aging. In some ways, this is true, but we can optimize our hormones to continue to feel vibrant, energetic, and feel like our younger selves again. Some symptoms of menopause are low energy, hot flashes, low sex drive, and trouble sleeping. As we age, we begin to see a loss of normal hormone levels. This is important because low hormones can affect other body’s functions.
If you’re looking to improve and relieve your menopause symptoms, come on in for your natural
hormone replacement through Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT).
Understanding the facts and the correct testing can help you decide whether BHRT is right for you.