Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD)

Healthpark Medical Center Inc. -  - Functional Medicine & Pediatrics

Healthpark Medical Center Inc.

Functional Medicine & Pediatrics located in Boca Raton, FL, Weston, FL, and North Miami Beach, FL

Conditions like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism affect both children and adults. These conditions can be confusing, even frightening, and require the expertise of a board-certified physician like the staff members at Healthpark Medical Center Inc. in Weston, Boca Raton, and North Miami Beach, Florida. Using the latest techniques in functional medicine, the physicians can determine the root cause of these disorders and offer effective treatment strategies to lessen symptoms and enrich your quality of life. Learn more about treating autism and ADHD using functional medicine by calling the office nearest you or using the online booking feature.

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) Q & A

What is ADHD?

ADHD is a medical condition where brain activity that affects your ability to sit still and stay focused is interrupted. This condition is noted especially in children but can affect relationships, success in school and on the job, and your home life.

Common signs of ADHD include:

  • Inattentiveness
  • Restlessness
  • Fidgeting
  • Impulsive behaviors

These issues can interfere with, or even disrupt, everyday life.

 

What is autism?

Autism is a disorder that affects the brain, interfering with the development of social skills and communication. The disorder can cause repetitive behaviors, difficulties in maintaining eye contact, and frequent frustration with minor changes to the daily routine.

How are ADHD and autism diagnosed?

Your Healthpark Medical Center Inc. physician can review the symptoms to determine the cause of certain behaviors and confirm a diagnosis of autism.

Comprehensive diagnostic testing is also available in-office to confirm your condition. Diagnostic testing options include

  • Evaluation of gut health
  • Check for DNA mutations
  • Examination of inflammatory autoimmune responses in your body

These specialized functional medicine testing methods can provide your physician with the necessary insight to determine what’s causing your symptoms. This information can also be useful in helping your Healthpark Medical Center Inc. physician in the creation of a personalized treatment plan to improve your condition.

 

What functional medicine options are available to treat ADHD and autism?

At Healthpark Medical Center Inc., the experienced physicians have a variety of testing options available to diagnose both ADHD and autism.

Using an innovative functional medicine approach, your physician can develop a personalized treatment plan to address the many aspects of these conditions to improve quality of life.

Initially, your Healthpark Medical Center Inc. physician may evaluate individual systems of your body to determine if any factors are present that can influence the behavioral and mood symptoms associated with autism and ADHD. These factors include:

  • Gut function
  • Exposure to toxins
  • Immune system functionality

Your physician works to rebalance all the systems of your body to promote proper functionality, with a goal to reduce symptoms and improve your quality of life.

To learn more about effective treatment options for ADHD and autism, schedule a comprehensive evaluation by phone or online.