How Functional Medicine is Different
Conroe Texas Functional Medicine Doctor Cheryl Winter, DCN, FNP-BC understands that a growing number of patients are searching for better solutions and they are finding them in the field of Functional Medicine, a radical new model for how to practice medicine and treat chronic disease. Functional Medicine is a medical framework that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease. Dr. Winter has helped countless patients in the The Woodlands and Houston, Texas area to regain health by looking beyond symptoms and finding the true cause of illness.
By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of the medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, Functional Medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional Medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, Functional Medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.
Functional Medicine and Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
Functional medicine practitioners understand that one condition may have many different causes. For example, imbalanced hormones may be caused by aging, stress, poor diet and environmental toxins. Functional medicine practitioners also know that one cause may have many different conditions. For example, high stress levels may be causing you to have imbalanced hormones, high blood pressure and anxiety. Using this medical model, functional practitioner Conroe Texas Functional Medicine Doctor Cheryl Winter, DCN, FNP-BC will look at your genes, environment and lifestyle, in order to come up with a holistic and customized treatment plan for each patient.
As we age, and the longer we are exposed to a multitude of environmentally and self-induced toxicities, the more our intricately balanced hormonal system is under attack. This can lead to lowering our levels of testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, and thyroid hormone, which can lead to:
- Less Energy
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Compromised Immune System
- Decrease In Muscle
- Decreased Metabolism
- Less Mental Focus
- Lower Libido
- Weight Gain
Both woman and men with declining hormones may experience poor mental recall and concentration, fatigue, sore muscles and anxiety. Women may tend to notice symptoms of hormonal decline earlier than men due to the onset of perimenopause and menopause. Generally, people with declining hormones begin to notice a decreased capacity for life, an increase in inflammatory conditions, and an uprising of diseases like hypertension, arthritis, diabetes, coronary artery diseases, obesity, depression, gastro-intestinal health and auto-immune disorders.
Functional Medicine Services in Conroe, Texas
Conroe Texas Functional Medicine Doctor Cheryl Winter, DCN, FNP-BC believes that everyone has the capacity and ability to have a life filled with good heath, high energy and happiness. Dr. Winter is here to give you back the health that you have lost, and the vitality, vigor and radiance that you desire. She evaluates each client for their needs and deficiencies, goals and potentials and overall state of health. Dr. Winter will establish a treatment plan that will bring you success in a sustainable way while monitoring your progress closely for any necessary changes.
Cheryl Winter, DCN, FNP-BC recognizes that because every client has a unique and individual body chemistry, unique and individual treatments, including Bioidentical Hormone Therapy treatments are needed. Dr. Winter is passionate about reducing illnesses and is committed to giving you hope, inspiring you to believe in yourself and in educating and supporting you.