METABOLIC WORK UP TREATMENT
Assessing chronic conditions such as depression, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, anxiety, forgetfulness, chronic pain, etc. starts with understanding your body holistically. With a metabolic workup, you will see your mind and body as a whole.
One of the challenges of chronic illnesses is they represent in different ways for different people. Understanding how the various metabolic pathways of your illness get disrupted can lead to a better designed wellness program, unique to you, resulting in a more effective and satisfying outcome.
The main complaints of chronic illnesses are fatigue, mental fog, lack of motivation, aches and pains, insomnia and loss of function. Most patients go through multiple specialists, endure many screenings and laboratory tests as a way of diagnosing these symptoms, but don't necessarily uncover the cause, or the starting point, of these symptoms.
Benefits of Metabolic Testing
Metabolic testing helps identify or confirm some of the specific causes for depression, anxiety, fatigue, aches, pains, forgetfulness, and general sense of ill health. The information obtained from the laboratory work helps in customization of the hormonal, vitamin, mineral and other therapeutics.
The explanation for the effectiveness of this approach comes from the fact that metabolism is affected in all body systems at the cellular and intracellular level. The intracellular functioning in the nucleus and mitochondria of a cell is regulated by some of these vitamins, minerals and hormones. Hence, this approach aims to restore cellular functioning in all the body’s tissues and organs. The benefit is experienced gradually in the entire body, which helps to reduce symptoms in the multi-system involvement in chronic diseases. Some benefits are seen in days and others are seen over a few weeks.
The specific treatment for the clinical diagnosis, such as Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) or antidepressant treatment for depression, may have to be started simultaneously for quicker or more specific relief of symptoms.