Advanced Lab Testing
You might have been to conventional doctors and they have ordered all the tests which have been normal for you. The reason is that they do not have access to detailed and advanced lab testing that functional medicine doctors have.
Advanced diagnostic testing helps us to find the root cause of your health problems. And by knowing the root cause, we can make a dedicated plan to address it and reverse your chronic health condition.
The good news is that lot of these advanced testing are now available in India. The same US-based companies are offering these tests in India and our practice helps you to get those testing done.
Advanced testing, in many cases, is seen as the “backbone” of Functional Diagnostic Medicine (FDM), as it provides direction and a path to identifying the underlying dysfunction and the cause(s) of the symptoms.
Several patients have not been fully assessed and that's the reason they never get better.
Advanced Thyroid Testing
The thyroid is one of the most mismanaged conditions the world over. The major reason is that conventional doctors do not order the complete thyroid profile.
Several patients don’t even know that the real cause of the thyroid problem is Hashimoto’s, because they’ve never been tested for it. In our practice, we do complete thyroid testing that includes TSH-free T3, free T4, Thyroid antibody testing, Hashimoto’s testing, and Inflammation testing.
Food allergy and Food Sensitivity
Food is medicine, but food can also be your entry at times. More and more people are relating that they are sensitive to food around them. Now the problem is sometimes it is very difficult to point out which food might be the problem.
This is where food sensitivity tests are useful because they test the IgG antibodies against hundreds of common food. This test can give us an idea of how much your body is reacting to these foods. Now it is very important to know these tests are very different from regular food allergy tests.
Several people have ordered these food sensitivity tests on their own, but they do not know how to interpret these tests properly. The test results often will lead people to taking wrong decisions and that’s the reason it is very important to work with a Functional Medicine doctor who can interpret these tests for your body.
Advanced comprehensive stool testing
There is a great deal of research now these days that tells us that majority of the chronic diseases including thyroid, autoimmune conditions, cancer, and IBS start in the gut.
We have this advanced stool testing which can check the good bacteria, bad bacteria, parasites, Candida, overgrowth, leaky gut inflammation, prebiotic levels, and probiotic levels.
Intestinal Permeability Assessment
This tests checks if you have a leaky gut or not. A leaky gut is the core reason for people developing various autoimmune diseases.
Please read this blog post to know more about leaky gut.
Breath Testing For small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)
SIBO is a Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. This is the most common reason for people to have gut symptoms like constipation, bloating and abdominal pain.
This test not only tells us whether you have SIBO or not but will also tell us what kind of SIBO. Several people with IBS actually have the condition called SIBO.
But for several years they have been given the wrong diagnosis of IBS and the wrong treatment has been given to them. We are experts in treating IBS and SIBO conditions.
Adrenal Stress Index
Adrenal dysfunction is the core of several disorders including fatigue, brain fog, hormonal imbalances, and autoimmune conditions. And now we have this test available that can check the adrenal gland function.
Most of us are deficient in one or more vitamins or minerals. Standard lab testing for nutrients is outdated and that's the reason they don't offer much help. This functional medicine micronutrient testing checks for the majority of the vitamins and minerals that your body needs to function properly.
Heavy Metal Testing
New research suggests that several heavy metals can be the underlying cause of chronic health diseases.
Especially lead and mercury have been linked to thyroid disorders, Hashimoto’s, cancer, IBS, and autoimmune conditions. The standard test will only check these heavy metals in your blood, which is often negative.
So, we need advanced testing of these heavy metals in urine or in hair. To get an accurate measurement of these heavy metals in your body.
Mold toxins testing
Mold toxins are another important toxins present in your body. Current research is suggesting that mold toxins might be playing a big role in the emergence of thyroid and autoimmune problems.
It is very important to check the number of mold toxins present in your body. Currently, conventional labs don't offer this test. There is only a handful of the labs world over that provide this testing and now they offer this test in India also.
Several males and females suffer from hormonal disorders. Like PCOS, infertility, thyroid, and various others. Standard tests do not check all the hormones and they do not provide natural hormone alternatives. We help people get complete hormonal testing to know exactly what's going on with them.
Genetic testing is available that can help us to know what diseases we are prone to. And also tells us various things about your body like detox issues, methylation problems, and dementia risks, cardiovascular risks.
Oxidative Stress Profile
Oxidative stress is another name for inflammation in your body. Through this test, we can know how much inflammation is present in your body, and then we can make a plan to reduce this inflammation naturally.
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