Best You - Functional medicine hEALTH cLINIC
Dr Anton Krige is a functional medicine doctor with a background in conventional medicine providing functional medicine consultations privately for patients at a convenient clinic location in Chorley, Lancashire, UK.
He treats those with complex chronic conditions as well as those who wish to optimise sports performance whilst maintaining health & wellness.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF AN INTEGRATIVE/FUNCTIONAL APPROACH TO HEALTH & WELLNESS?
The conventional approach to chronic medical conditions focuses on symptom suppression without discovering and treating the underlying "functional" cause of the problem. Symptom improvement or resolution may be possible for many conditions by addressing the root cause via lifestyle interventions alone; whilst some conditions may require conventional treatment in tandem with the functional approach. A medically trained practitioner who understands both approaches is especially beneficial for those patients who need to remain on necessary medication. A knowledge of acute and serious pathology also means serious conditions that might require urgent referral are not missed.
WHICH CONDITIONS ARE SUITED TO THIS APPROACH?
Functional Medicine approaches can be effective adjuncts in the management of autoimmune diseases including thyroid disease, joint and skin problems, gastrointestinal disorders such as IBS, constipation and Crohn's disease. Chronic fatigue / ME, stress and mood disorders, neuro-degenerative disorders, weight management issues and diabetes to name a few are also amenable to treatment using Functional Medicine techniques.
Amateur or professional athletes who have plateaued in performance may also derive benefit from a functional approach to uncover and address physiological obstacles to their athletic improvement or simply too sustain the same performance levels more healthfully.