Many people suffer from blood sugar issues. Whether it’s pre-diabetes, diabetes, reactive hypoglycemia, or PCOS, addressing lifestyle and root causes of blood sugar issues can be very effective.
Once all issues that require urgent medical attention are ruled out (malignancy, pancreatitis, severely elevated or depressed blood sugar levels, etc.), functional medicine can be vital to finding out the cause and correcting any issues found. Let’s take a look at some of those possible causes.
A review of a person’s social habits and lifestyle can give clues as to potential causes of blood sugar issues. Lack of sleep, poor diet, excessive stress, and lack of exercise can affect our metabolism leading to poor blood sugar control.
A full assessment of these potential causes and much more is done as part of the functional medicine consultation. Modifying health-damaging behaviors is vitally important to each person’s care plan.
Underlying Root Causes
In addition to investigating a person’s daily habits, specialized testing can be done to identify any sub-optimal functions in the body as well as any nutrient deficiencies.
Here is a list of common underlying causes of fibromyalgia that can be exposed by testing.
- Nutrient deficiencies (especially omega 3’s, magnesium, vitamin D, B-vitamins, chromium, alpha lipoic acid, and others)
- Chronic infections (abnormal gut bacteria, parasites, viral)
- Toxic exposure/poor detoxification (mold, chemical exposure, heavy metals)
- Hormone imbalance (cortisol, insulin)
- Poor gut function leading to systemic inflammation(flora imbalance, leaky gut syndrome)
If you are suffering from blood sugar issues, schedule a consult today to find out more about our program. Our approach is simple. Modify lifestyle factors and test and address any issues that are interfering with the ability of your body to function optimally. Often when this is done, the body will heal itself and correct the dysfunction.