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Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine

Functional medicine is an approach to medicine that focuses on understanding and addressing the root causes of diseases rather than just treating the symptoms.
Functional Medicine

Functional medicine is an approach to medicine that focuses on understanding and addressing the root causes of diseases rather than just treating the symptoms. Unlike conventional medicine, functional medicine takes an individualized, holistic perspective and recognizes that diseases often arise as a result of a series of complex interactions.

Functional medicine emphasizes balance and interaction between body systems. It seeks to understand the underlying biological processes rather than simply suppressing the symptoms of a disease. This approach takes into account a combination of genetic factors, environmental influences, nutrition, lifestyle, emotional state and other factors.

Holistic Approach to Health and Youth with Functional Medicine


Functional medicine is a medical discipline applied not only to patients but also to healthy people to be healthier. Since it makes the person healthier, it also provides him with youth and dynamism.

Functional Medicine Examines Six Main Systems Systemically and Holistically


Hormonal, immune, energy, detox, gastrointestinal and cardiometabolic system. Then, it examines the main reasons for the person's mental and spiritual structure and lifestyle, regulates their nutrition and draws up a treatment plan.

After filling out the patient form, which includes the person's habits, medications used, stress status, sleep, social status, nutrition, relationship with sports, and daily activities, the first long patient doctor interview is held. Functional disorders that may cause the disease are measured with advanced laboratory tests and personalized programs are made.

It Also Provides Stress Management


Functional medicine provides healthy psychology and stress management, as well as healthy nutrition and lifestyle. Things that the person needs, such as healthy nutrition, choosing the right nutritional supplements, lifestyle changes, sports and yoga that provide the basic rhythm of the body, qi gong, and activities that provide life energy, are also added to the treatment.

Treatment Plan and Lifestyle are Created


As a result of advanced examinations that evaluate information about people's chronic diseases that have developed due to genetic, biochemical, hormonal and lifestyle differences at the cellular level, a treatment plan and lifestyle program is created to get rid of chronic diseases and medications used in the long term.

Works Multidisciplinary


Functional medicine works together with other medical disciplines. The aim, in the long term, is to ensure that the person gets rid of chronic diseases and medications over time with the right lifestyle, proper nutrition and effective nutritional supplements.

Personalized Nutrition and Nutrition Supplement is Defined


Our body establishes a relationship with the outside world through our skin and the solid and liquid foods we ingest. Therefore, the biggest cause of diseases is the wrong foods and liquids we consume. Functional medicine helps find the right nutrients with the right nutrition method. The missing nutritional supplement, determined by advanced technological tests, is given intravenously in a clinical setting. (Glutathione, antioxidant and oxidative high dose vitamin C, zinc, b complex vitamins, alpha lipoic acid, choline…). If necessary, personalized protein powder supplements are given, especially in athlete health, chronic diseases and cancer treatment.

Holistic Approach During Cancer Prevention and Cancer Treatments


The purely functional medicine approach is a discipline that provides cancer prevention. It is also effective in preparing the body for cancer patients before radiotherapy and chemotherapy, supporting the body during therapy, and detoxifying the body after therapy.

For which diseases is Functional Medicine Used?


Functional medicine addresses a variety of health problems as it generally focuses on understanding and addressing the root causes of diseases rather than just treating symptoms. Functional medicine generally focuses on diseases and conditions such as:

Chronic Diseases: Functional medicine attempts to understand the root causes of chronic diseases. These diseases may include conditions such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, autoimmune diseases and fibromyalgia.

Metabolic Syndrome: Functional medicine addresses conditions such as metabolic syndrome. This is a syndrome that involves a combination of obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, insulin resistance, and other metabolic problems.

Digestive System Problems: Functional medicine can be used to understand and address digestive tract problems, particularly irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and other conditions associated with digestive problems.

Hormonal Imbalances: Focusing on hormonal imbalances, functional medicine can examine conditions such as thyroid problems, adrenal dysfunction, and estrogen and testosterone imbalances.

Immune System Disorders: Functional medicine can address problems with the immune system, especially autoimmune diseases. These diseases may include conditions such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and thyroiditis.

Neurological Issues: Functional medicine can also approach neurological issues to understand and manage conditions such as migraines, chronic headaches, depression and anxiety.

Liv Hospital Functional Medicine


Functional medicine advanced technological examinations are used in our hospital.

  • Sex and stress hormones and metabolics test (with urine and saliva sample)
  • Gut health panels and stool microbiota testing
  • Analysis of our body's heavy metal thimble load in hair or blood
  • Intracellular mineral analyzes
  • Amino acid profile test (Personalized interpretation and protein powder support for athlete health and chronic diseases)
  • Chronic inflammation panel
  • Oxidative stress panel (Glutathione analysis…)
  • Histaminic intolerance DAO enzyme analysis
  • Food intolerance and food allergies panels