Functional Medicine

Allergy & Immunology & Integrative Immunity located in Edina, MN
functional medicine

Functional Medicine services offered in Edina, MN

Chronic diseases are complex, and no single treatment works for all of them. Functional medicine focuses on finding and treating the root cause of diseases. Allergy and immunology specialist Benoit Tano, MD, practices functional medicine at Integrative Immunity Health System, PC, in Edina, Minnesota. Call the nearest office or request an appointment online today.

What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine is a holistic, patient-centered approach to medical care. Functional medicine physicians want to do more than just prescribe medication to manage symptoms and diseases; they want to know why you’re sick in the first place.

Finding the root cause of your health condition focuses your treatment, improving your symptoms and potentially reversing the course of the disease.

What does functional medicine treat?

Functional medicine treats all types of illnesses. Dr. Tano specializes in allergies and immunology. Conditions he uses functional medicine to treat include:

  • Asthma
  • Chronic urticaria
  • Food allergies
  • Environmental allergies
  • Angioedema
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Hormone imbalance syndrome
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Obesity
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Autoimmune disorders

When treating patients, Dr. Tano uses his expertise in allergy and clinical immunology, and hormone imbalance to help his patients get to the root cause of their disease.

What happens during a functional medicine consultation?

Dr. Tano takes a patient-centered approach to care. When you visit Integrative Immunity Health System, PC, for a functional medicine consultation, Dr. Tano talks to you about your health issues and goals.

He reviews your medical and family histories, your usual diet, daily routine, and stressors. Dr. Tano completes a physical exam and might run diagnostic tests like blood work (to screen for diseases), allergy testing, and hormone testing.

What are functional medicine treatments?

Dr. Tano customizes your treatment plan based on your diagnosis, symptoms, and the root cause of your health condition. However, functional medicine’s primary treatment for health conditions is lifestyle changes.

Your treatment plan can  include:

  • Eating a balanced diet
  • Getting regular exercise
  • Taking nutritional supplements
  • Finding healthy outlets for stress
  • Creating a healthy sleep routine

Dr. Tano also prescribes medication to manage various symptoms and diseases. This can include antihistamines for environmental allergies, breathing treatments for asthma, and anti-itch cream to treat angioedema.

Dr. Tano schedules regular follow-up appointments to monitor your symptoms and disease, recheck your labs, and adjust your plan as needed.

Functional medicine is patient-centered care. To learn more, call the nearest Integrative Immunity Health System, PC, office, or schedule an appointment online today.