Are you tired of being told your chronic condition is just something you have to live with? Are you sick of being prescribed medications that only manage your symptoms and never address the root cause of your illness?
At Forum Health Asheville, we believe true healing can only happen when we uncover and treat the underlying issues that are contributing to your chronic condition.
What is a chronic condition?
A chronic condition is a long-term health problem that persists for more than three months. These conditions can range from mild to severe and can affect people of all ages. The CDC reports that 6 in 10 US adults have a chronic disease and 4 in 10 have two or more.
Some common examples of chronic conditions include:
- Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
- Cardiovascular disease
- Chronic kidney disease
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Chronic Pain
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Heart disease
- Mental health conditions
What causes a chronic condition?
Chronic conditions may be caused by a combination of key risk factors, including:
- Environmental toxins
- Genetic predisposition
- High cholesterol
- Physical inactivity
- Poor nutrition
- Raised blood glucose
- Sleep issues
- Smoking/tobacco use
How we treat chronic conditions
Managing chronic conditions can be challenging, as they often require ongoing medical attention and lifestyle changes. Traditional medical treatment for chronic conditions typically involves the use of prescription medications to manage symptoms, which can be expensive and come with unwanted side effects.
At Forum Health Asheville, we use the powerful principles of integrative and functional medicine, to offer you a patient-centered approach to healthcare taking into account the whole person – body, mind, and spirit. We believe every patient is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all solution to healing.
Our expert providers work with you to understand your personal health history, lifestyle, environment and genetic makeup to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses the root cause of your condition, rather than just managing symptoms.
We use a variety of diagnostic tools, including advanced, data-driven laboratory testing, and functional medicine assessments, to identify any underlying imbalances including hormonal, gut or immune dysfunction, inflammation, and oxidative stress.
Once we’ve identified these imbalances, we may use a combination of holistic therapies, including nutritional supplements, lifestyle modifications, IV therapies and more to restore balance to your body. Our approach to healthcare is designed to empower you to take an active role in your healing journey.