See us for gluten free diet treatment in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Maple Shade, New Jersey, Bala Cynwyd , Pennsylvania, and the surrounding areas. The Falcone Center for Functional, Cosmetic and Regenerative Medicine uses functional medicine to effectively treat gluten intolerance and other chronic medical conditions.
What Is Gluten?
Gluten is a protein-based food additive that is derived from wheat. It is found in many processed foods and is used to bind ingredients together, give dough its elasticity, and make food tastier.
What Is Gluten Intolerance?
Many people have no problem ingesting gluten but for others, gluten may cause a myriad of digestive problems. Those who suffer from these issues are said to have gluten intolerance which means they need to avoid gluten at all costs. In the past, this was not an easy task as almost all food except meat, poultry, and fruits and vegetables contained gluten. But as gluten intolerance has become more widespread over the past few years, more food manufacturers have begun to offer “gluten-free” products.
What Is the Cause of Gluten Intolerance?
There is no standard “cause” of gluten intolerance, but factors can contribute to it. Researchers believe that there may be a genetic predisposition such as for those with Celiac Disease. Additionally, several environmental factors might be at play including hormonal influences, modifications of plant genetics to use in food (GMO food products), intestinal issues, and other factors.
What Are the Symptoms of Gluten Intolerance?
Gluten affects people in different ways depending on the severity, but the following symptoms are most often noted:
- Frequent gas
- Abdominal cramping
- Joint aches and swelling
How Does Functional Medicine Treat Gluten Intolerance?
Functional medicine bases much of its treatment on the fact that many of the illnesses and conditions with which we deal are derived from food intolerances. Gluten tends to be a major contributing factor. Once it is determined that a patient suffers from gluten intolerance, the treatment involves removing gluten from the diet and providing a nutritional plan that heals the body returning patients to a better quality of life.
What Is the Cost of Treating Gluten Intolerance at the Falcone Center?
At the Falcone Center, the cost for treating patients in Philadelphia, PA, Maple Shade, NJ, and the surrounding area is based on the appointment. Deposit is due when scheduling initial appointment.
It is important to note that the Falcone Center does not accept insurance as it is considered an “out-of-network provider” by most major insurance plans. While we cannot file insurance claims on our patients’ behalf, we can easily provide them with receipts and the necessary paperwork to file for reimbursement. We suggest that our patients determine whether their plans cover functional medicine prior to making an appointment.
Why Should I Get Treatment for Gluten Intolerance from the Falcone Center?
At the Falcone Center, we understand the burden that comes with gluten intolerance. We are knowledgeable and well trained at diagnosing and treating patients who are gluten intolerant. Our patients suffering from this intolerance find that their condition is managed effectively and successfully through functional medicine. Our goal is to help our patients regain the internal balance in their bodies that is out of sync when suffering from such medical conditions. We treat the entire person rather than the symptoms.
What Do I Need to Do to Be a Patient at the Falcone Center?
Please contact us to set up an appointment for your initial consultation. At the time of making an appointment, we will ask that you fill out the new patient paperwork and return it to us before the appointment so that we can review it before meeting with you.
Dr. Victoria Falcone, director of The Falcone Center for Functional, Cosmetic and Regenerative Medicine, is board certified in Family Medicine. She is licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and is a member of The Institute of Functional Medicine, The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS), and The American Academy of Family Practice. Dr. Falcone offers a unique approach to health, wellness, and rejuvenation, helping men, women and children look and feel better both inside and out. Please call today to schedule your initial consultation!