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Integrative Telemedicine by Infusion Health provides unparalleled health care for their patients, empowering them to improve their health and wellness. When you schedule with our doctors, you will find a practitioner compassionate about your health. Their patient-focused approach to care often leads to lifelong relationships between provider and patient.
At Integrative Telemedicine by Infusion Health, you may benefit from not only traditional health care resources but also integrative wellness principles that shift the conversation from sick care to the entire spectrum of health and well-being.
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While there is not a nationally recognized definition of integrated care, our organization uses the term to describe efforts to provide healthcare services that bring together all of the components that make humans healthy. Given that the promotion of health involves a variety of factors (psychological, biological, social, communal, economic), integrated care can and should look different based on the setting of the healthcare delivery and the participants.
Inside our bellies, we have an extensive intestinal lining covering more than 4,000 square feet of surface area. When working properly, it forms a tight barrier that controls what gets absorbed into the bloodstream. An unhealthy gut lining may have large cracks or holes, allowing partially digested food, toxins, and bugs to penetrate the tissues beneath it.
This may trigger inflammation and changes in the gut flora (normal bacteria) that could lead to problems within the digestive tract and beyond. The research world is booming today with studies showing that modifications in the intestinal bacteria and inflammation may play a role in the development of several common chronic diseases.
We all have some degree of leaky gut, as this barrier is not completely impenetrable (and isn’t supposed to be!). Some of us may have a genetic predisposition and may be more sensitive to changes in the digestive system, but our DNA is not the only one to blame. Modern life may actually be the main driver of gut inflammation. There is emerging evidence that the standard American diet, which is low in fiber and high in sugar and saturated fats, may initiate this process. Heavy alcohol use and stress also seem to disrupt this balance.
The basics of heart health have been drilled into our brains: Eat less saturated fat. Keep moving. Know your “numbers” for cholesterol, blood pressure and BMI.
But what about that brain itself? Although life expectancy has more than doubled since 1900, our “mindspan” — how long we stay cognitively healthy — hasn’t kept pace.
Forgetfulness, slower processing and feeling less sharp plague most of us as we age. One in five people develops mild cognitive impairment, a decline in thinking skills beyond normal aging, which may or may not advance to dementia. After 65, your odds of developing Alzheimer’s disease are one in 10.
Time and genetics alone don’t erode brain functions. How we spend our lives managing the modifiable risk factors that affect our genes is highly significant for our brain health, researchers say. It doesn’t have to be that way.
Genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors are all thought to influence cognitive health. Some of these factors may contribute to a decline in thinking skills and the ability to perform everyday tasks such as driving, paying bills, taking medicine, and cooking.
Genetic factors are passed down (inherited) from a parent to child and cannot be controlled. But environmental and lifestyle factors can be changed, particularly those you can control yourself.
Older adults are at higher risk of falls, car accidents, and other accidents that can cause brain injury. Alcohol and certain medicines can affect a person’s ability to drive safely and increase the risk for accidents and brain injury.
Some medicines, and combinations of medicines, can affect a person’s thinking and the way the brain works. For example, certain drugs can cause confusion, memory loss, hallucinations, and delusions in older adults.
Medicines can also interact with food, dietary supplements, alcohol, and other substances. Some of these interactions can affect how your brain functions.
Proper hormone balance and use of peptides can help decrease common environmental and age related effects on declining cognition.
Environmental health addresses all the physical, chemical, and biological factors external to a person, and all the related factors impacting behaviors. It encompasses the assessment and control of those environmental factors that can potentially affect health. It is targeted towards preventing disease and creating health-supportive environments. This definition excludes behavior not related to environment, as well as behavior related to the social and cultural environment, and genetics.
Environmental Health is the field of science that studies how the environment influences human health and disease. “Environment,” in this context, means things in the natural environment like air, water and soil, and also all the physical, chemical, biological and social features of our surroundings.
The social environment encompasses lifestyle factors like diet and exercise, socioeconomic status, and other societal influences that may affect health.
In today’s society there is no disease that is not influenced by environmental factors. These include: diabetes, chronic degenerative disease, auto-immune disease, alzhemiers, hypertension and many other chronic diseases. The doctors at Infusion Health have been trained to help heal the body to better eliminate these toxicants from the system.
Immune system disorders cause abnormally low activity or over activity of the immune system. In cases of immune system over activity, the body attacks and damages its own tissues (autoimmune diseases). Immune deficiency diseases decrease the body’s ability to fight invaders, causing vulnerability to infections.
In response to an unknown trigger, the immune system may begin producing antibodies that instead of fighting infections, attack the body’s own tissues. Treatment for autoimmune diseases generally focuses on reducing immune system activity.
By managing the environment, utilizing peptides, dietary modifications and Food allergy Panel; The doctors at Infusion Health have been able to decrease the effects and symptoms of an autoimmune disorder on the body.
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% of Americans
64% of Americans surveyed stated they would be willing to have a Video Visit with a doctor if offered or made available to them as an option.
% of the population
30% of the total United States population does not live near a trauma center. Citing the lack of access as a factor in declining healthcare.
As of 2017, 47 States cover Telehealth through the Medicaid program. Many have enacted telemedicine parity laws requiring coverage.
Average wait time (days)
With an average wait time for an appointment of 18.5 days with a Primary Care Physician; Telemedicine Services improves access to healthcare.