Functional Disorders


Afunctional disorderis amedical conditionthat impairs the normal function of a bodily process, but where every part of the body looks completely normal under examination. This stands in contrast to astructural disorder(in which some part of the body can be seen to be abnormal) or apsychosomatic disorder(in which symptoms are caused by psychological or psychiatric illness). Definitions vary somewhat between fields of medicine.

Generally, the mechanism that causes a functional disorder is unknown, poorly understood, or occasionally unimportant for treatment purposes. ~ Wikipedia

Holistic medicine finds functional symptoms, especially when correlates with patient’s lifestyle and life story, to be an opportunity to uncover the earliest origins of disease. We understand and address the root causes of functional symptoms rather than suppressing them with medications. Iffunctional symptoms are not addressed holistically they tend to intensify and manifest around the body in the seemingly unrelated way. When functional symptoms are understood by a doctor who has a practical knowledge of whole body health in addition to knowledge of disease, a customized strategy for treatment can be developed and provided to the patient.

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