Anxiety Treatment in Houston, TX
Anxiety is an overwhelming sense of worry, fear, and unease that can disrupt your daily life. But imagine finding relief and reclaiming your peace of mind. Our team of medical professionals at Modern Functional Medicine Center provides compassionate care and expert guidance. We create a safe space for you to openly discuss your anxiety symptoms, empowering you to take control of your mental health.
Through personalized treatment plans, we offer practical strategies and evidence-based therapies that address the root causes of your anxiety in Houston, TX. Experience the transformative benefits of our expertise and embark on a journey toward lasting tranquility.
Anxiety: An Overview
Our doctors play a vital role in preventing, diagnosing, and treating anxiety. We employ various methods to support individuals in regaining control over their lives. By offering preventive strategies, we can help individuals identify triggers and develop coping mechanisms. For instance, we may suggest relaxation techniques, stress management, or lifestyle adjustments tailored to each person's needs. Regarding diagnosis, our functional medicine experts conduct thorough evaluations, examining symptoms, medical history, and potential underlying causes. This analysis enables them to diagnose the issue accurately and rule out other conditions.
Functional Medicine Labs to Test for Root Cause of Anxiety
There are no specific laboratory tests that can diagnose anxiety. However, your Functional Medicine practitioner may perform several functional lab tests to better understand the imbalances in your biology that may be associated with your anxiety.
Comprehensive Gut Health Testing
Since gut health can play a role in anxiety, it’s important to get a comprehensive evaluation of the patient's microbiome. Tests like the GI Map shows how well the patient is digesting and absorbing foods, breaking down foods into usable micronutrients, and if there is any inflammation or dysbiosis that could be leading to anxiety.
The Genova NutrEval Plasma is a comprehensive test that evaluates for deficiencies or insufficiencies in various nutrients. This test is a valuable option because it evaluates multiple antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, Omega-3 essential fatty acids, as well as markers that indicate the need for microbiome support.
Hormone & Neurotransmitter Testing
Hormone testing will give insight into whether there is dysfunction in the HPA axis. There are several options for evaluating this system, including tests that also evaluate neurotransmitters, highlighted below.
The DUTCH Complete is a comprehensive dried urine test that evaluates sex and adrenal hormones and the daily free cortisol pattern giving insight into the HPA axis. The test also evaluates several organic acids that provide information on the level of certain neurotransmitters. Other organic acids measured give insight into the presence of B-vitamin deficiencies and dysbiosis.
The Doctor's Data NeuroAdrenal Profile is a saliva and urine test that evaluates the daily free cortisol pattern, as well as nine neurotransmitters.
Comprehensive Blood Workup
A comprehensive blood workup, including CBC, CMP, thyroid panel, iron panel, and Vitamin D testing, will help assess overall health and rule out underlying health conditions that could be contributing to anxiety.
Functional Medicine Treatment for Anxiety
A Functional Medicine approach to treating anxiety consists of a well-rounded, individualized plan that includes diet, nutraceuticals, and other lifestyle modifications, such as physical movement and stress management.