90% of the nation's 3.3 trillion in annual health care expendintures are for people with chronic and mental health conditions.
Chronic diseases have significant health and economic costs in the United States. Preventing chronic diseases, or managing symptoms when prevention is not possible, can reduce these costs.
CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE?
Many Imbalances -- One Condition
One Condition -- Many Imbalances
Using this construct, it is possible to see that one disease/condition may have multiple causes (i.e. multiple clinical imbalances), just as one fundamental imbalance may be at the root of many seemingly disparate conditions.
CONDITIONS SEEN WITH FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE