Medical practice for too long has focused on treating the symptom(s)- ex. high blood pressure (HBP), rather then the underlying cause. It is better to deal with the chronic illness rather than its effects -enter FUNCTIONAL Medicine!
WE focus as Docs in the US on the end organ problem of a disease – for high blood pressure – changes in heart, eyes and brain. Rather than a careful history (detailed diet, personal home and work life) genetics, physical exam and the person’s environmental situation. A cause or cluster of causes for the high blood pressure might be found and addressed rather than adding another drug to control the ‘number’.
Makes simple but profound sense to adjust diet, supplements, detoxify, exercise stress instead of hoping your HBP does not stroke or kill you.
ASK your medical professional do you practices FUNCTIONAL medicine?