MISSED Patient

(Press Release) The cluster of functional conditions that embody Metabolic Immune Sensitized Syndrome & Energy Dysregulation, or MISSED, was recently identified by Dr. Brandy Zachary, DC, IFMCP, a San Francisco Bay Area Functional Medicine Doctor and member of the Institute of Functional Medicine. Dr. Zachary presented her ground-breaking findings for the first time to a national audience of physicians and health care providers in February 2020.

Dr. Zachary explains, “Too often patients visit their physician complaining of seemingly unrelated symptoms and their rushed doctor tells them they are the picture of health. Meanwhile, the patient is suffering, and when they persist, they are often prescribed an antidepressant or opioid. The message is that it is ‘all in their head‘ and if they would ‘just smile more’ they would feel better.”

MISSED perfectly encapsulates existing and emerging research that considers the patient’s array of symptoms, along with genetic influences, environmental triggers, the contribution of adverse childhood events, and their impact on the body as a whole. This population of (disproportionately female) patients is finally vindicated that their suffering is not all in their heads, but rather the result of legitimate, interconnected physiological dysfunctions. “It is only from this position that we can create a comprehensive treatment protocol,” says Dr. Zachary.

Common symptoms experienced by MISSED patients include brain fog, muscle aches, constipation, fatigue, headache, anxiety, motion sickness, food sensitivities, depression, mood swings, low back pain, allergies, and unexplained rashes or hives.

Many MISSED patients accumulate an extensive list of diagnoses or descriptive labels over many medical visits including Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Central Sensitization Syndrome, PTSD, Dysbiosis, Emotional Dysregulation, Chronic Pain, Neuro-Inflammation, Immune Dysregulation, and Hyper-allergenic.

Read the complete press release here.

Dr. Zachary is currently preparing this launch and working on the MISSED Patient Protocol book. It will include an extensive array of tools and education for the public and a certification training for practitionersReach out if you are interested in being a part of the worldwide launch of MISSED.

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