Detecting inflammation with thermography helps uncover medical issues
At our functional medicine clinic near Milwaukee, detecting inflammation with thermography helps our practitioners locate potential problem areas in the body. Inflammation is the body’s way of signaling that the immune system is busy fighting.
When inflammation is present in the body, it reacts in several ways. In general, a person may feel tired, have a fever or feel ill. Untreated inflammation can cause chronic conditions.
- Inflammatory bowel diseases, such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Detecting inflammation with thermography helps us make a diagnosis
Our functional medicine clinic near Milwaukee is known for its detective work. Detecting inflammation with thermography is part of our diagnostic journey. Patients often come to us for a second opinion about medical conditions and symptoms, and we employ every tool at our disposal to find the true cause of a patient’s problems.
How thermography detects inflammation
Thermography imaging technology, DITI, employs digital infrared thermal imaging technology to detect heat markers. These infrared markers create a thermogram, or heat map, that shows our practitioners areas of the body that may be inflamed and problematic.
Detecting inflammation with thermography works well because one of the signs of inflammation is heat. Other indications that a person has acute inflammation are swelling, pain and redness.
The problem occurs when inflammation symptoms are silent or more subtle. In addition, often the area of the body that’s inflamed is not apparent, making problems difficult to diagnose.
Patients with chronic pain issues benefit from thermography
Many of the patients who come to our functional medicine clinic near Milwaukee are frustrated by months or years of chronic illness. Detecting inflammation with thermography can help us find the source of their chronic symptoms.
We look at the thermographic image, identify the areas of inflammation and continue investigating until we diagnose the problem that is causing a patient’s illness. Once we identify the problem, patients can get the treatment they need to get back to a normal quality of life.
Patients find answers at our functional medicine clinic near Milwaukee
Our practitioners employ several diagnostic tools and exams, including detecting inflammation with thermography, to determine a patient’s medical issues. From undiagnosed Lyme disease to illnesses caused by toxic mold, we are here to help patients achieve optimal wellness. Contact us for an appointment.