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Women’s Sexual Health

Women’s Sexual Health

Are you dealing with a loss of libido? It’s possible you’ve been neglecting your own health while trying to juggle the stresses and responsibilities of everyday life, which can weigh heavily on health. Low libido can have a significant impact on the woman who experiences it and her partner. It can interfere with sexual pleasure and self-esteem and cause problems in relationships.  Maybe you’re frustrated that your doctor cannot seem to figure out and resolve these symptoms for you. This is not uncommon- nearly a third of women will experience a loss of sex drive at some point in their lives. Progressive Medical Center can help you get back your drive.

Low sex drive can be caused by a number of factors, including but not limited to:

• Hormone imbalance
• Medical diseases
• Medications
• Relationship issues
• Lifestyle habits
• Surgery
• Psychological causes
• Sexual issues
• Fatigue
• Stress

Progressive has deep expertise in treating conditions that may contribute to a lack of libido.
Conditions like:

• Fertility Issues
• Hormone Imbalance
• Fibromyalgia
• Chronic Fatigue
• Hypothyroidism
• Weight Loss
• Diabetes
• Cardiovascular Disease
• Menopause


Hormone Imbalance

At Progressive Medical Center, 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. Women can experience low testosterone too! It is thought to be a contributing factor for low libido and may also contribute to weight gain, poor memory, and fatigue.
If you are a woman with sleep issues, fatigue, irritability, hot flashes, or low libido, you may have a hormone imbalance. Your body has a specific hormonal balance it requires for your best health. When one hormone falls out of balance, it can cause illness. Progressive runs specialized hormone tests to identify which hormones are too high or too low. Your doctor will then tailor a bioidentical hormone treatment specifically for your body’s needs.

Hormone imbalances can also contribute to an inability to achieve orgasm for a woman. Anorgasmia is the medical term for regular difficulty reaching orgasm after ample sexual stimulation. It is a common occurrence, affecting a significant number of women. There are many potential physiological causes of anorgasmia in women, including  hormonal deficiencies.

Certain medications, including antidepressants and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), can interfere with orgasm as can various medical conditions. The functional and integrative team at Progressive Medical Center is well versed in these conditions, can identify the root cause of the problems, and treat effectively.



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.

Aside from the commonly known symptoms of menopause like hot flashes, mood changes, inability to concentrate, and other changes that can affect non-sexual aspects of health, menopause can affect your sex life as well. In many cases, vaginal dryness occurs when estrogen levels decrease. This occurs naturally as you age or during menopause. Vaginal dryness happens when your vaginal lining is thin and dry. Normally, your vaginal lining is lubricated with fluid that helps keep it thick and elastic. Vaginal dryness happens when the tissues in your vagina are dry, thin and not well-moisturized. This leads to discomfort, especially during sex.

Hormonal deficiencies, particularly after menopause, can also play a role in anorgasmia (the inability to orgasm). There are several treatment options available for anorgasmia in women. Hormone therapy may be effective for some women, particularly if the inability to orgasm coincided with the start of menopause.  The estrogen may alleviate some menopause symptoms and improve sexual response.

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


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. Unfortunately, chronic fatigue is not well-understood by conventional medicine and thus often goes undiagnosed by traditional doctors.

It can be a contributing factor to a loss of libido simply because of the lack of energy you have. At Progressive Medical we optimize the body’s nutritional status so it can make energy. We concentrate on treating  the root causes by removing  toxins, treating underlying infections, and identifying allergenic foods that slow down the body, then we 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.



Likewise, hypothyroidism may contribute to fatigue, which in turn lowers your sexual energy. Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid is not making enough thyroid hormone. This can lead to fatigue, weight gain, depression, and weakness. 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.

One way that hypothyroidism can cause loss of libido is through its effect on hormone levels. Hypothyroidism can cause hormonal imbalances, which can lead to a decrease in sex hormones such as estrogen and testosterone. These hormones play a crucial role in regulating sex drive, and a decrease in their levels can result in a loss of libido.

In addition to hormonal imbalances, hypothyroidism can also cause other symptoms that can contribute to sexual dysfunction. For example, fatigue and depression, which are common symptoms of hypothyroidism, can also affect a woman’s sex drive. Women with hypothyroidism may also experience vaginal dryness and pain during sex, which can further decrease their desire for sexual activity. Hormone therapy may be effective in restoring hormone levels and improving sex drive. In addition, treating the underlying hypothyroidism with thyroid hormone replacement therapy can help alleviate many of the symptoms associated with the condition, including loss of libido.


Fertility Issues

Infertility is a common issue that affects many couples. It is defined as the inability to conceive after at least one year of trying, or six months if the woman is over age 35. To determine the root cause of infertility, doctors may conduct a variety of tests to assess general health and to evaluate your hormone levels.

There are several natural treatments available for women experiencing fertility issues, particularly those related to hormonal imbalances. One such treatment is natural hormone replacement therapy (HRT), which uses hormones derived from plants to treat hormonal conditions . There are two main types of natural HRT: bioidentical HRT and traditional natural HRT.

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) treats hormonal imbalances and depletion using synthetic hormones derived from plant estrogens. These hormones have the same molecular structure as the hormones that the human body produces naturally. Most BHRTs contain plant hormones that mimic estrogen, progesterone, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), and melatonin.

Traditional natural HRT involves consuming plants or supplements containing compounds that may alleviate hormonal symptoms. Our team of physicians will consult with you on a regimen that may work best for you.