Bianca Chiara, MD: Hoboken NJ Functional Medicine Clinic
Metabolic syndrome, weight gain and diabetes are three related conditions that have life threatening affects. There are many ways in which these conditions can be treated with functional medicine including healthy eating, supplementation and lifestyle changes.
There are more than 3 million cases of metabolic syndrome per year in the United States alone. Patients that have this condition often exhibit high blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels. The syndrome also increases the risk of a heart attack or stroke.
Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the way in which the body processes glucose (blood sugar). With this type of diabetes, the body either doesn’t produce enough insulin, or it resists insulin. Symptoms include increased thirst, frequent urination, hunger, fatigue, and blurred vision.
Treating Weight Gain, Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes with Functional Medicine
Bianca Chiara, MD will run a detailed analysis of each patient to determine any food sensitivities, lifestyle habits, stress or other factors contributing to the condition. Our treatment focus is on nutrition, lifestyle, stress management, herbals and neutraceuticals/supplements, as well as pharmaceutical options when necessary. It is a truly holistic approach, open to incorporating eastern and western medicine options and being directed by the patient’s preference, combined with considerations of safety and efficacy for the health concerns being addressed.
I usually don’t like doctors and went to 2 others in Hoboken before Dr. Chiara. Dr. Chiara was kind, honest and efficient. Had no problem getting an appointment and did not have to wait very long. While most doctors have a nurse or assistant take you into the office, take your information, and then let the doctor see you for 5 minutes, Dr. Chiara listened to all of my concerns right away and I was in an out of the office in less than half an hour. Have already recommended her to a handful of friends.