Women’s Health & Wellness

Integrative medicine is a popular approach that offers safe and effective treatments for women’s health issues.

Are you neglecting your own health while trying to juggle the stresses and responsibilities of everyday life? Or, have you finally scheduled time to care for yourself, but ended up frustrated that your doctor cannot seem to figure out and resolve your symptoms? Progressive Medical Centers can help you get relief.

Common conditions we treat include:

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Menopause/Hormone Imbalance
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Weight Loss
  • Osteoporosis

Integrative medicine is a science-based approach that draws on the best of many different specialties, including: natural medicine, allopathic (or conventional) medicine, diagnostic testing, nutrition, metabolism, detoxification, nutritional supplements, customized diets, acupuncture, chiropractic, and massage, among others. Natural medical therapies are preferred as a way to mimic and enhance the body’s natural, healing abilities, while minimizing unwanted side effects.

How does Integrative medicine differ from other approaches?

  • The focus is to address the underlying causes of illness, not just the symptoms.
  • Promotes health of the whole person – mind, body, and spirit.
  • Natural, less invasive interventions
  • Combines traditional and alternative treatment
  • Considers all factors of wellness

You can go ahead and get more information, or schedule your appointment at one of our clinics in Atlanta by calling 1-855-766-8228.

Conditions commonly affecting women:

Cardiovascular Disease

Heart disease is the number one killer of women. According to the American Heart Association, women’s deaths due to cardiovascular disease have outnumbered men for the last 30 years. If you have a history of high blood pressure, heart attack, or stroke, there are natural and long-lasting treatments you need to know about so you can live longer, better.

Cardiovascular disease is usually treated with statin medications, blood-pressure-lowering medications, and recommendations to reduce weight. Integrative medical doctors look for ways to clean out the cardiovascular system so blood flows easily and effectively. Nutrition, calming inflammation in the system, exercise, and instituting a heart-healthy diet can lower cholesterol and blood pressure for the long-term.

To learn more about how we can treat Cardiovascular Disease, click here.

Menopause & Hormone Imbalance

At Progressive Medical Center, we make sure to balance all the hormone systems in the body. We only use natural, safe hormone supplementation in the smallest dose necessary. We want to get you feeling great again and we make sure to do so in a safe and natural way.

If you are a woman with hot flashes, sleep issues, fatigue, irritability, or low libido, you may have a hormone imbalance. As we age, our hormones can drop too low making us feel out of sorts. Women’s bodies run on many different hormones, and much like a symphony, these hormones are held in a precise balance for optimum health. When one hormone falls out of balance, it can cause illness.

To learn more about how we treat menopause and hormone imbalance, click here.

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia pain is debilitating, but there are natural pain relief alternatives that your doctor may not know about. Integrative medical doctors look for the root cause, to determine why fibromyalgia took hold in your body in the first place. Natural treatments are targeted to resolve the underlying causes, and integrative medical doctors use nutrients to help the body reduce pain and inflammation.

Progressive’s doctors use testing to identify foods that cause joint pain, they tune-up the immune system and digestive tract, and reduce toxins. All of these techniques can bring about incredible improvement for pain syndromes like fibromyalgia.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome can cause debilitating symptoms, such as exhaustion, memory loss, sleep issues, headaches, depression, joint pain, and shortness of breath (you can listen to our chronic fatigue podcast here). Unfortunately, chronic fatigue is not well-understood by conventional medicine.

At Progressive Medical we optimize the body’s nutritional status so it can make energy. We remove the bad stuff like toxins, infections, and allergenic foods that slow down the body, then balance hormones to promote the body’s natural ways of generating energy.

To learn more about how we can treat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, click here.

Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid is not making enough thyroid hormone. This can lead to fatigue, weight gain, depression, and weakness. If it goes untreated, it can raise cholesterol and increase your risk of heart attack or stroke. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is a form of hypothyroidism caused by a mistaken immune attack on the thyroid gland.

Many doctors overlook hypothyroidism, but once you’ve been properly diagnosed and treated, you will have more energy, mental clarity, and your metabolism will turn on.

To learn more about how we can treat hypothyroidism, click here.

Weight Loss

Weight loss can be a struggle; however there are natural ways to lose weight safely and effectively. At Progressive Medical Centers, we are interested in balancing all the systems in the body to optimize your metabolism. We don’t promote fads or trends. We investigate contributing factors in order to design a specialized program just for you.

Progressive Medical Center will look at everything from diet and exercise, to toxicity and hormone balance, to food allergies and gut health. We have nutritionists, a personal trainer, and private gym on site. As we restore health to the body, extra weight seems to naturally fall away.

To learn more about how we can help with Weight Management, click here.

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis frequently affects women, especially those past menopause, causing bones to become weak and brittle. Fractures are also common among those with osteoporosis, as the creation of new bone cannot keep up with the disappearance of old bone. The integrative medicine approach to osteoporosis includes nutritional supplementation, dietary, and lifestyle changes to help strengthen already weak bones and prevent further bone loss.

To learn more about how we can treat Osteoporosis, listen to our podcast on Osteoporosis, or read our blog post: 5 Tips to Prevent Osteoporosis

Women’s Health: A Top Priority at Progressive Medical Center

If you are struggling with any of the above issues, we encourage you to click on the appropriate article above, and read more on how Progressive Medical Center can help you solve your health issues, and get you on the right track to better health and wellness.

Progressive Medical Center is located in Atlanta. For more information, or to book your appointment, find the location nearest you, and contact us. For Georgia appointments, call 1-855-766-8228.