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What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine is a form of medicine that allows practitioners to approach patient care with a holistic approach. Each patient is treated as an individual and there is not a one-size-fits-all solution to an illness or condition. In contrast to traditional Western medicine, functional medicine seeks to find the root cause of illness or symptoms. By addressing that root cause the condition can be resolved. Angel Longevity is home to functional medicine practitioner, Dr. Anju Mathur. She works closely with each patient to devise a fully customized treatment plan that will reduce or eliminate the patient’s current health problems and prevent new ones from surfacing in the future. Some of the therapies offered by our functional medicine doctors include bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), detoxification, nutritional recommendations, exercise plans, and natural medicine.

We treat the person – not the symptoms

The conventional medicine approach treats separate symptoms as they occur. Patients with insomnia are typically given sleeping medication, and people suffering from anxiety or depression are prescribed psychiatric medications.

While this traditional model may make sense for some health scenarios, it does not always work when the patient presents with multiple symptoms. This is because the combined side effects of all the medications can be more debilitating than the original problem. It also only works to mask symptoms, rather than getting to the root cause of an issue. Adding more medications can exacerbate the condition rather than relieve it.

Some of the therapies offered by our functional medicine doctors may include treatments for:

  • BHRT for men and women
  • Menopause and Perimenopause
  • Leaky Gut
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Heart Disease
  • Epstein Barr Virus
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Chron’s Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • GERD
  • Fibromyalgia

As our functional medicine treatments and programs are all tailor made for each individual person, no program is exactly the same. Some treatment programs may involve steps such as:

  • Detoxification
  • Nutritional Recommendations
  • Exercise Plans
  • Medicines
  • Strict Diet

If you’ve tried many different modalities and doctors without a result, call Angel Longevity and set up an appointment with Dr. Mathur.  Functional Medicine may just be the answer you’ve been searching for.

Call us at (818) 961-2055

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