Symptoms such as hot flashes, headaches, mood swings, weight gain, and poor sleep are all common issues for menopausal women. It’s no secret that finding balance is the key to a healthy body and mind. Unfortunately, conventional medicine tends not to go beyond managing these surface symptoms.
How Is Functional Medicine Different in Treating Menopausal Symptoms?
Functional medicine, on the other hand, takes a holistic approach to treating menopause in women. If patients haven’t experienced relief through traditional doctors, this may be the better route to take. Functional medicine works to increase health and welling in four steps:
- Discovering the root cause of menopausal symptoms
- Decreasing the severity and frequency of symptoms
- Providing dietician and health coaching
- Managing hormonal changes with ease
In addition, a practitioner will work with patients to create an individualized, person-centered treatment plan. This means that a direction to recovery encompasses one’s lifestyle, other medical conditions, and physical and mental well-being. Functional medicine does not stop at artificially controlling symptoms if it means happiness and quality of life are compromised in other areas.
Patients will also have their concerns, interests, and questions addressed; a functional medicine practitioner seeks to empower women and allow them to feel understood. If a menopausal treatment isn’t working, the plan is adjusted and tailored until it does. Unlike conventional medicine, there is no standardized protocol imposed on every patient without accounting for individual differences.
Dr. Radawi and the Tri-Cities Functional Medicine team in Tennessee are prepared to help you ease your menopausal symptoms in a healthy, effective way. They partner with you to treat the cause not just symptoms, and move you towards a happier life. The scientific approach of functional medicine could be the next step in helping more menopausal women feel better – one person (not just patient) – at a time.Read More About How Functional Medicine Can Treat Menopausal Symptoms