Functional Medicine Testing versus Traditional Main-Stream Testing

Have you ever had obvious symptoms, but the tests your primary doctor ordered came back “normal”? Many patients are told that it’s simply just stress, aging, or depression. You will not hear that answer at Rose Wellness! Many patients come to us with clear and obvious symptoms of low thyroid function, and have been told by other doctors for years that they are ‘fine’, while autoimmune destruction continues unchecked.

At Rose Wellness, we believe in restoring and maintaining good health by strengthening the body’s own healing power to prevent disease and overcome chronic illnesses. We strive to identify the root cause and treat you rather than just your symptoms. We do this through expanded blood test panels as well as non-traditional Hormone, Adrenal, Gastrointestinal, and Nutrient test kits only attained through Functional Medicine practices. One of the advantages of these test kits is that they can be done at home, on your own schedule, without the need to go to a lab. There are many conditions that can be kept under control or even reversed with the help of functional medicine, such as Fibromyalgia, hypothyroidism, hormone imbalances, gastrointestinal issues, hypertension and diabetes.

Have you ever had obvious symptoms, but the tests your primary doctor ordered came back “normal”? Many patients are told that it’s simply just stress, aging, or depression. You will not hear that answer at Rose Wellness! Many patients come to us with clear and obvious symptoms of low thyroid function, and have been told by other doctors for years that they are ‘fine’, while autoimmune destruction continues unchecked.

At Rose Wellness, we believe in restoring and maintaining good health by strengthening the body’s own healing power to prevent disease and overcome chronic illnesses. We strive to identify the root cause and treat you rather than just your symptoms. We do this through expanded blood test panels as well as non-traditional Hormone, Adrenal, Gastrointestinal, and Nutrient test kits only attained through Functional Medicine practices. One of the advantages of these test kits is that they can be done at home, on your own schedule, without the need to go to a lab. There are many conditions that can be kept under control or even reversed with the help of functional medicine, such as Fibromyalgia, hypothyroidism, hormone imbalances, gastrointestinal issues, hypertension and diabetes.

BLOOD PANEL TESTING: Most main-stream doctors rely on lab ranges on basic blood panel tests. Functional ranges used in functional medicine provide many more clues that explain what is going on in your body and why you are having symptoms. The ‘normal’ lab ranges on a blood test look for diseases, while functional medicine ranges look for patterns and markers that spot trends toward disease that can still be reversed or halted.

HORMONE & ADRENAL TESTING: When people think of hormones they often think about the sex hormones, or thyroid hormones, but there are many different hormones in the body including the adrenal hormones cortisol, cortisone and DHEA. We have found that the most accurate way to test hormone and adrenal levels is through urine or saliva. The advantage of testing using these methods versus traditional blood tests is that it can also assess how your body is metabolizing hormones, which can show us why the hormone levels may be out of balance.

GASTROINTESTINAL TESTING: More than ever before, we are keenly aware of the health benefits or disease risks brought about by the microorganisms that inhabit the human body. Culture techniques, previously the standard, left up to 50% of bacterial species virtually invisible. Most of the bacteria of the GI tract does not show up on cultures, this leaves a large blind spot for clinicians when trying to diagnose the source of infection. At Rose Wellness, we prefer to test using the DNA in your stool. This technology has high sensitivity, specificity and a rapid turnaround time. The pathogens measured include bacteria, parasites, viruses and antibiotic resistance genes.

Are you ready to experience what thousands of other patients have experienced at Rose Wellness Center – a doctor’s office that understands how important your health is, digs deeper to get to the root cause of your health concerns, and works hand in hand with you throughout your healing journey to optimum health and well-being?

Call us at (571)529-6699, option 3 to get started.

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