PrimeHealth Team 7.28.2023

Functional Treatment for Metabolic Disorders

Metabolic disorders primarily refer to cardiometabolic diseases, which have to do with heart health and insulin resistance.

Major warning signs of metabolic disorders include obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Without treatment, these risk factors can eventually result in death.

Even if this sounds like you, there is hope.

Most cardiometabolic disorders are preventable and reversible. Low-carb diets, exercise, gut health, weight loss, stress levels, sleep cycles, social relationships, and other modifiable lifestyle factors can all influence metabolic disorders. Visit us at PrimeHealth in Denver to address cardiometabolic conditions and major risk factors.

Why are cardiometabolic disorders such a big deal?

Cardiometabolic disorders are related to heart health and high blood sugar levels. These disorders are a big deal because they can be fatal, and the risk factors are very common.

  • Weight problems — One-third of America is overweight, and another third are obese.
  • Diabetes & pre-diabetes — 10% of Americans have diabetes, and over 30% have pre-diabetes (many of whom are completely unaware of it).
  • Liver disease — About 25% of Americans have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), an overproduction of fat cells in the liver that can ultimately lead to liver failure.
  • Heart diseaseHeart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, responsible for 1 in 5 deaths.

Risk factors for cardiometabolic disorders are more prevalent than ever before, and these metabolic conditions can be deadly. If you experience these risk factors, seek help from a healthcare professional right away to diagnose disorders and administer treatment.

How do you know if you have a metabolic condition?

High blood pressure, high cholesterol, and obesity are all signs of cardiometabolic conditions. Liver function is another indicator of metabolic disorder.

Diabetes is a common cardiometabolic disorder.

  • Type 2 diabetes means your body doesn’t respond well to insulin. When you eat carbohydrates, your body breaks them down into glucose. Your pancreas produces insulin, but diabetes reduces insulin sensitivity. This metabolic disorder is associated with an imbalance in insulin levels and high blood glucose levels.
  • Type 1 diabetes is an immune system disorder that stops the body from making enough insulin. Symptoms can be managed, but you can’t typically reverse type 1 diabetes. (However, reversal is not unheard of.)

At PrimeHealth, our functional medicine practitioners use cutting-edge diagnostics to figure out the root cause of the disease so you can know what’s causing your concern. 

We measure cortisol, adrenal health, nutrient deficiencies, sex hormones, thyroid hormones, various toxins, and more to identify the underlying cause of your chronic disease.

Once we identify the root cause (or causes), we treat it.

Functional medicine can help.

Most of these diseases are preventable and reversible. Cardiometabolic diseases are influenced by diet, exercise, chronic stress, sleep quality, gut dysfunction, social life, and other lifestyle factors you can adjust.

There is hope for prevention through combinations of specific lifestyle changes, dietary changes, supplements such as the antioxidant alpha-lipoic acid, and proven medications with few side effects. Even patients with a strong genetic predisposition or family history of developing cardiometabolic diseases aren’t without options.

PrimeHealth’s functional medicine clinic helps patients like you with thorough lab tests, root cause identification, health coaching, and cutting-edge treatment options such as IV therapy and peptide therapy. Don’t wait — schedule your appointment today!

What are the benefits of functional medicine for diabetes? Functional medicine aims to identify the root cause of your diabetes and then treat that root cause. By revising the habits that resulted in diabetes in the first place, many individuals can reverse their diabetes using conservative methods.

We treat many metabolic disorders.

Here are the metabolic disorders we are equipped to treat:

  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Elevated hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)
  • High cholesterol
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Obesity

Set up your appointment with PrimeHealth in Denver, Colorado. We employ functional treatments to address underlying causes of serious metabolic conditions. We value our patients’ dignity and whole-body wellness.

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