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Asheville, NC

Integrative Medicine Services in Asheville, NC

Weight, Metabolism & Heart Health

Weight, metabolism, and heart health are closely interconnected, with excess weight often leading to metabolic disorders like insulin resistance and increased risk of heart disease. Forum Health supports your journey to maintain a healthy weight, metabolism, and cardiovascular system, and reduce risk factors.
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An excess accumulation of body fat and the inability to lose weight that persists over time, negatively affecting overall health, increasing inflammation, and the risk of other diseases.

 

Possible Symptoms:
Increased Body Fat Around the Abdomen | Difficulty Breathing | Fatigue | Joint Pain | Sleep Disturbances | Skin Issues

 

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Weight Gain and Obesity
Medical Weight Loss Program in Asheville, North Carolina

The process of minimizing or eliminating factors that may increase the likelihood of developing certain diseases or conditions related to weight, obesity, metabolic, and heart health.

 

Possible Symptoms:
High Cholesterol | High Blood Pressure | Diabetes and Prediabetes | Obesity | Insulin Resistance

A condition where excess fat accumulates in the liver of people who drink little to no alcohol. Inflammation and liver cell damage leading to more severe conditions such as fibrosis, cirrhosis and liver cancer.

 

Possible Symptoms:
Fatigue | Weakness | Unexplained Weight Loss | Abdominal Pain, Discomfort or Swelling | Enlarged Liver | Yellowing of the Skin

Hormone Health

Hormones serve as messengers in the body, regulating various physiological processes including metabolism, energy, weight, growth, mood, and reproduction. Our functional medicine MDs at Forum Health will help you identify your to regain optimal hormone function and health.

Also referred to as adrenal fatigue, a condition where an insufficient production of hormones, particularly cortisol, by the adrenal glands affects various bodily functions.

 

Possible Symptoms:
Fatigue | Body Aches | Digestive Issues | Weight Gain | Low Blood Pressure | Mood Imbalances | Low Blood Sugar | Decreased Libido

The consistent inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual performance, often stemming from a variety of physical, psychological, or lifestyle factors.

 

Possible Symptoms:
Complete Inability to Get an Erection | Inability to Maintain an Erection | Requiring a Great Deal of Stimulation to Maintain an Erection

Autoimmune disorders caused by either an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism) or the immune system attacking the thyroid gland (Hashimoto’s disease) resulting in decreased production of the thyroid hormone.

 

Possible Symptoms:
Fatigue | Weight Imbalance | Temperature Sensitivity | Skin and Hair Issues | Digestive Issues | Memory Problems | Mood Disorders

A reduced sexual desire in men and women manifesting as a lack of interest in initiating or engaging in sexual activity, reduced frequency of sexual thoughts or physical arousal, and difficulties in intimate relationships.

 

Possible Symptoms:
Difficulty Becoming Aroused | Reduced Sexual Desire | Avoidance of Sexual Situations | Lack of Pleasure During Sex | Sexual Dissatisfaction

 

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Hormone Replacement Therapy in Asheville, North Carolina

Also known as Low T, indicates below average levels of testosterone that can impact sexual development and sperm production, ability to build muscle mass, bone density, emotional health, and more.

 

Possible Symptoms:
Decreased Sex Drive | Erectile Dysfunction | Weight Gain | Mood Changes | Low Energy | Inability to Focus | Memory Problems | Thinning Hair and Hair Loss

 

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Low Testosterone

Generally occurring between a woman’s late thirties to age 55, characterized by hormonal fluctuations and decline, depletion of estrogen, and the cessation of menstruation signifying the end of a woman’s reproductive years.

 

Possible Symptoms:
Irregular Periods | Hot Flashes | Night Sweats | Vaginal Dryness | Sleep Disturbances | Mood Swings | Decreased Libido | Weight Gain

Premenstrual symptom occurs in women of reproductive age manifesting in physical, emotional, and behavioral symptoms related to hormone fluctuations of the menstrual cycle.

 

Possible Symptoms:
Bloating | Breast Tenderness | Headaches | Joint and Muscle Pain | Changes in Appetite | Mood Swings | Irritability | Brain Fog | Fatigue | Sleep Disturbances | Low Libido

A hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age causing infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods and excess male hormone levels, where the ovaries may develop follicles and fail to regularly release eggs.

 

Possible Symptoms:
Irregular Menstruation | Excess Hair Growth | Acne or Skin Conditions | Weight Gain | Fertility Issues | Ovarian Cysts

Gut & Digestive Disorders

Gut and digestive health disorders encompass a range of conditions affecting the gastrointestinal tract, which can significantly impact overall health. Forum Health will help you get to the underlying cause of your gut issues with advanced testing, medical detox, lifestyle modifications, nutraceuticals and health coaching.
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Acid reflux is the backward flow of stomach acid into the esophagus, which can result in gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) – a chronic condition where the lower esophageal sphincter becomes weak or relaxes inappropriately.

 

Possible Symptoms:
Heartburn | Regurgitation | Chest Pain | Difficulty Swallowing | Chronic Cough | Hoarseness | Sore Throat

The body’s negative response to certain foods that may include an immune-system response in the form of allergies, or food intolerances resulting in digestive issues.

 

Possible Symptoms:
Hives | Swelling | Anaphylaxis | Bloating | Digestive Pain and Discomfort | Diarrhea | Itching | Tingling in the Mouth | Skin Issues | Nausea | Difficulty Breathing | Fatigue | Constipation

A gastrointestinal disorder often caused by gut hypersensitivity, abnormal gut movements, stress, hormone changes, and changes in gut bacteria.

 

Possible Symptoms:
Constipation | Diarrhea | Bloating | Abdominal Pain or Discomfort | Changes in Bowel Habits | Flatulence | Fatigue | Mood Disorders

A group of chronic inflammatory conditions of the gastrointestinal tract, including Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s disease, that may cause damage to the digestive tract.

 

Possible Symptoms:
Abdominal Pain and Cramping | Diarrhea | Rectal Bleeding | Weight Issues | Fatigue | Chronic Inflammation | Bloating | Reduced Appetite | Fatigue

Also known as increased intestinal permeability, the lining of the small intestine becomes damaged and allows toxins, undigested food particles, and bacteria into the blood stream causing an immune response and inflammation in the body.

 

Possible Symptoms:
Bloating | Gas | Cramping | Food Sensitivities | Fatigue | Joint Pain | Skin Problems | Headaches and Brain Fog | Allergies | Nutritional Deficiencies | Hormone Issues

Complex or Undiagnosed Chronic Illness

Living with a complex and undiagnosed chronic illness can leave you feeling frustrated and helpless. At Forum Health, we believe true healing can only happen when our functional medicine specialists uncover and treat the underlying issues contributing to your chronic condition so you can heal and thrive.

Refers to persistent health manifestations that have not been accurately diagnosed, effectively treated or where treatment has failed, potentially indicating underlying health issues or complications.

Possible Symptoms:
Fatigue | Brain Fog | Weight Gain | Chronic Pain | Cognitive Difficulties | Gut Issues | Weight Changes | Persistent Inflammation | Weak Immunity

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Lyme Disease Treatment in Asheville, NC
Hormone Replacement Therapy in Asheville, NC
Medical Weight Loss Program in Asheville, NC

The immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells and tissues in the body, leading to inflammation, tissue damage, and other symptoms resulting in diseases such as Hashimoto’s, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis, Fibromyalgia, allergies, and abnormal test results without definitive diagnosis.

Possible Symptoms:
Fatigue | Joint and Musculoskeletal Pain | Muscle Weakness | Fever | Rashes, Hives, and Itchy Skin | Inflammation | Swelling of Hands, Feet or Legs | Weight Gain | Hair Loss | Mood Changes | Headaches | Loss of Appetite | Dry Skin | Insomnia | Brain Fog | Runny or Stuffy Nose

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Lyme Disease Treatment in Asheville, NC
Supportive Oligonucleotide Therapy (SOT) Therapy in Asheville, NC

Persistent health conditions resulting from prolonged exposure to harmful substances or infectious agents such as Lyme disease, mold, heavy metals, environmental toxins, Epstein-Barr virus, COVID or Long Haul COVID.

Possible Symptoms:
Extreme Fatigue | Recurrent Fevers, Chills, Night Sweats | Muscle and Joint Pain | Sleep Disturbances | Cognitive Impairments | Headaches or Migraines | Mood Disorders | Gut Issues | Respiratory Issues | Sore Throat | Eye Irritation | Nasal Congestion | Swollen Lymph Nodes | Loss of Appetite

A holistic approach to cancer treatment that addresses the underlying causes of cancer and supports the body’s natural ability to heal while working with your oncology team. This includes advanced risk identification and prevention, IV nutrient therapy, and Supportive Oligonucleotide Therapy (SOT)

 

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Supportive Oligonucleotide Therapy (SOT) Therapy in Asheville, NC
Research Genetics Cancer Center (RGCC) in Asheville, NC

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