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  • Team BLC

Treat Fibromyalgia with Functional Medicine

Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes pain all over the body, emotional and mental distress, fatigue, and sleep problems. It is said that around 2% of the population is affected by fibromyalgia, out of which women are more likely to develop than men. The condition's exact cause is unknown but can be treated and managed. The symptoms often range from mild to severe, and an immune system condition that can affect your whole body. Chronic muscle aches and pain make patients start their treatment. It is important to understand that symptoms differ from person to person and range from mild to severe.

Some of the likely risk factors are the following:

· Females are more likely to develop than males

· Diagnosis of lupus or rheumatoid arthritis

· Experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or a traumatizing event (physical)

· Viral infection

· Increased body mass index (BMI)

· Family history of fibromyalgia

Today, fibromyalgia's treatment is based on prescriptions to treat the following symptoms:

· Depression and anxiety

· Migraine headaches

· Memory problems

· Fatigue

· Tingling to the hands and feet

· Digestive issues including bloating, abdominal pain, and constipation.

Functional Medicine Approach

Functional Medicine is the most natural way to treat a patient, where the practitioners focus on the symptoms and underlying root causes to restore a person's overall health. It looks at physical, mental, emotional, and sometimes even spiritual health. We look at every potential reason contributing to your overall health, such as diet, hormonal changes, genetics, prescription, over-the-counter medications, and other lifestyle routines considered in Functional Medicine

Our goal is to look at the patient's complete health history and symptoms to identify the root cause of the problem. Spend a reasonable amount of time understanding and collecting all the necessary information about comprehensive health. We want to know everything, such as your eating habits, sleeping patterns, exercise routines, stress factors, relationships, and emotional health. After that, perform physical examination and order lab tests. After thoroughly assessing the patient's overall health, we create a treatment plan based on our analysis, including prescriptions, supplements, or other therapies. We track progress and make any necessary changes to how the patient responds to the treatment. The changes may be ongoing as each individual responds to the treatment depending on their conditions.

Remember, healing does not happen overnight, and it takes some time! Functional Medicine is a combination of therapeutic procedures and even medications. It is the most natural way to treat a person and often blends both worlds, thinking about your best interests to provide the best treatment. Don't forget that health is a state of immense vitality and not just the absence of a disease or an ailment!

To learn how we can help you, you may contact Body Love Cafe at 925.788.6300.

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