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Autoimmune Disease

What is Inflammatory Arthritis? Your Immune System and Joint Pain Explained

[Free Webinar] Are you experiencing joint pain that won’t go away? Are you unsure what is causing periods of intense pain for no reason? Do you want to find the reason for your joint pain, swelling, and stiffness? Learn how Dr. Radawi at Tri-Cities Functional Medicine can help you address the root cause of your…

What Is Hashimoto’s Disease? When Your Immune System Attacks Your Thyroid

Hashimoto’s disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects about 5 in 100 Americans. This disease affects the thyroid and is four to ten times more common in women than in men. Here’s a deeper look at what causes this condition, how it affects your entire body, and how our Functional Medicine office in Tennessee can…

Is Dry Skin a Sign of an Autoimmune Disorder?

Autoimmune disorders affect your body from the inside out. What’s more, among the 80+ of these disorders that have been identified, there are many that cause dry, scaly skin. Unfortunately, conditions in this category often go undiagnosed until their symptoms become unmanageable. Talking to a functional medicine professional to find the source of your skin…

How Does a Functional Medicine Doctor Identify the Root Cause of Your Symptoms?

Identifying the root cause of your health issues is the foundation of functional medicine. A functional medicine evaluation goes beyond a standard medical workup by not only diagnosing your disease but also by finding the reason why you developed the condition.  Sometimes the root cause of your pain is obvious. For instance, if you have…

Do Functional Medicine Doctors Prescribe Medication?

A question we get asked all the time is whether functional medicine doctors can prescribe medication. The short answer is yes! Functional medicine doctors are real doctors, and they can prescribe medication when it’s necessary. However, we take a different approach to traditional doctors, in that we treat each individual holistically with the goal of…