Consider These 5 Benefits of Root Cause Medicine

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Consider These 5 Benefits of Root Cause Medicine

It’s completely understandable that you want relief fast when you have an unpleasant symptom — for example, reaching for pain relievers when a headache takes hold or antacids when heartburn strikes. While medications are powerful tools for managing many health issues, there’s also another option to consider — root cause medicine.

As the name implies, root cause medicine aims to find and address the underlying cause of your symptoms. Basically, why are you sick? That way, you can treat the symptoms or illness at the source. This strategic approach has numerous benefits, no matter what’s ailing you.

Dr. Adepero Okulaja brings root cause medicine to The Doctor’s House in Edina, Minnesota. Do you want to boost your health or manage an unpleasant symptom? Here’s how you could benefit from root cause medicine.

1. Better physical and mental health

One thing that sets root cause medicine apart is its holistic approach to your health. More simply put, it considers the interconnected nature of your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health. 

As a result, chronic headaches could be due to high levels of stress or to your diet. Similarly, not getting enough quality sleep can cause a variety of health problems, including mood disorders such as depression and anxiety.

Dr. Okulaja uses root cause medicine to learn your overall health and daily life. This whole-body approach helps her identify what’s behind your symptoms or disease. Then, she works with you to create a personalized care strategy that benefits every aspect of your health and wellness. 

2. Less need for invasive treatments

Because root cause medicine involves your whole body, your treatment often looks at lifestyle factors that can affect all aspects of your health, such as:

  • Sleep patterns and quality
  • Exercise habits
  • Diet and nutrition
  • Stress levels
  • Emotional well-being
  • Personal relationships

In many cases, you can better manage chronic diseases by improving these aspects of daily life.

3. Holistic treatment options

In addition to making lifestyle changes that can improve your health and wellness, holistic treatments also become an option with root cause medicine. For instance, vitamin and nutrient deficiencies can adversely affect your health. 

At The Doctor’s House, Dr. Okulaja offers her own line of vitamin and mineral supplements as well as IV infusions to restore healthy nutrient levels in your bloodstream. Not only does this natural solution provide an energizing boost, but it also reduces your risk of illness and can help manage chronic conditions simply by ensuring your body has the nutrients it needs to function.

4. More targeted, effective treatments

As you might expect, clearly understanding what’s causing your illness or symptoms means more targeted treatment options. 

On top of that, people often need less medication to address symptoms when they make lifestyle changes that improve all aspects of health and wellness, from weight loss and improved nutrition to exercise, quality sleep, and stress management.

5. More cost savings

Finally, it’s hard to beat the cost savings that come with root cause medicine. You don’t waste money on multiple medications or invasive procedures. When you know what’s causing your symptoms or illness, you adopt strategic and cost-saving solutions that provide results. 

With Dr. Okulaja as your experienced medical provider, you can rest easy knowing you have the tools and coaching you need to reach total health and wellness

Are you ready to see the benefits of root cause medicine for yourself? Schedule an appointment at The Doctor’s House in Edina, Minnesota, today.