Functional Medicine

OC Medical Tustin -  - Functional & Regenerative Medicine

OC Medical Tustin

Functional & Regenerative Medicine & Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapists located in Tustin, CA

If you suffer from fatigue, pain, chronic illness, or any other debilitating condition, and traditional medical treatments have failed you, functional medicine can transform your daily life and return you to robust health and wellness. Arturo Portales, DO, FAARFM, of OC Medical Tustin is a functional medicine expert who can treat the underlying causes of your distressing symptoms. To learn more, call the office in Tustin, California, or schedule a consultation today.

Functional Medicine Q & A

What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine is a medical practice that seeks to identify the root causes of disease, rather than simply treating symptoms or each illness individually. In functional medicine, the organs and tissues of the body are seen as parts of an integrated whole, rather than separate systems. Doctors who practice functional medicine aren’t specialists; they are highly trained and knowledgeable about the workings of the body in its entirety.

What are the benefits of functional medicine?

Functional medicine doesn’t just alleviate symptoms; it is designed to address underlying medical conditions and promote overall health through treatment and lifestyle changes. Through functional medicine, your body can return to a state of balance. In a state of physiological balance, you will experience more energy, less stress, a positive mood, fewer short-term illnesses, and increased mental clarity.

What conditions can functional medicine address?

Functional medicine can address most conditions. Some of the most common conditions Dr. Portales treats include:

  • Leaky gut syndrome
  • Bladder conditions
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Diabetes
  • Autoimmune disease

Functional medicine is especially beneficial for chronic illnesses and conditions that haven’t responded to more conventional medical treatments.

How does a doctor use functional medicine for treatment?

As a provider of functional medicine, Dr. Portales spends time with his patients, listening to them describe their symptoms and following up with questions. He takes a detailed health history and performs an in-depth physical examination. He may also order diagnostic tests to help gain a precise understanding of the unique medical profile of each patient.

Factors that Dr. Portales considers during evaluation include:

  • Digestive health
  • Nutrition
  • Genetics
  • Age
  • Lifestyle
  • Stress
  • Personal relationships
  • Past illnesses or surgeries

After a full medical evaluation, Dr. Portales will create a treatment plan, drawing upon a wide range of treatment options. Depending on your condition, Dr. Portales may recommend medications or surgical procedures. He may also suggest alternative treatments such as acupuncture or meditation.

Your plan may also include some of these therapeutic options:

  • Hormone therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Weight loss programs
  • Pain management

Dr. Portales recommends Ortho Molecular supplements; these products are made with superior ingredients that have been extensively researched, resulting in highly effective supplements that support your body’s metabolism and nutrient absorption. He will also spend time educating you about lifestyle changes, and help you take charge of your own healing, so you can look forward to a healthy and rewarding future.

To learn more, call OC Medical Tustin today or schedule a consultation online.