Men’s General Health & Wellness
Progressive Medical offers safe, easy, innovative treatments for men’s health issues. Men’s bodies can get run down from stress, junk food, and even toxins in the environment that interfere with normal hormone activity. However medications are not always the answer. Many times there are simple, natural changes you can make to optimize your health, without any unwanted side effects.
We can help you get relief from many conditions, such as:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Hormone imbalance
- Weight gain
- Prostate disease
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. These therapies mimic and enhance the body’s natural, healing abilities while minimizing unwanted side effects.
How is Integrative Medicine different?
- 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
Conditions Commonly Affecting Men
Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in the US and it affects one in three men. Cardiovascular disease means that your internal plumbing is damaged and prone to getting clogged or breaking down. High blood pressure is a risk factor for heart disease.
When you have high blood pressure it means that the pipes in your internal plumbing system are constricted. Because there isn’t enough space in these pipes, they are pumping blood at a higher pressure and putting strain on the whole circulatory system. Long-term high blood pressure can damage the heart, eyes, brain, and predispose you to stroke. High cholesterol is another risk factor for cardiovascular disease and it can indicate that your internal pipes are dirty and prone to clogs.
Integrative medical doctors look for ways to clean out the cardiovascular system so blood flows easily and effectively. Nutrition, calming inflammation in the system, and instituting a heart-healthy diet and exercise program can lower cholesterol and blood pressure for the long-term. We run diagnostic tests to detect certain types of damaged cholesterol that are more related to stroke and plaque formation than LDL cholesterol.
Men’s Hormone Balance
If you are struggling with low libido or erectile dysfunction, you may have imbalanced hormones.
Low testosterone is a common problem for many men and is thought to be a contributing factor for erectile dysfunction and low libido as well as weight gain, poor memory, weakness, and fatigue.
Your body has a specific hormonal balance it requires for your best performance. 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.
Testosterone is not the only treatment for men’s sexual health. Sometimes a man has good hormone levels but he doesn’t have the neurotransmitters needed to drive his libido. He may be low in important nutrients which can cause erectile dysfunction or can leave him exhausted and uninterested in sexual activity. Using a broad range of natural approaches, doctors at PMC can restore energy, vitality, and libido.
Diabetes affects nearly 30 million people in the US and is the 7th leading cause of death. It increases a person’s risk for heart disease and stroke. For a person with diabetes, the body ignores insulin signals and therefore can’t use sugar to make energy. Integrative medical doctors approach diabetes by customizing the diet, boosting nutrition, fine-tuning metabolism, and they make sure hormones and the GI tract are functioning properly. By addressing the whole body, diabetes and its associated risks can be minimized.
Find more information and listen to our podcasts on diabetes.
According to the CDC, the rate of obesity has increased dramatically over the last 20 years. More than one -third of adults in the U.S. are obese, leaving them at risk for heart disease, stroke, and type II diabetes.
While conventional doctors often recommend diets, exercise – even gastric bypass surgery – for obese and overweight patients, Progressive Medical Center looks to address the root cause, or causes, in order to get you and your body, back on track.
To learn more about our comprehensive approach to Weight Management, click here.
If you are troubled with enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia) or prostate cancer, you may benefit from an integrative medical approach to your case. At Progressive Medical we look for underlying causes for prostate disease and address those first. Optimizing hormone balance is important to treat enlarged prostate as well as nutrition, medical herbs, and removing toxins. Progressive Medical takes a holistic approach to adjunctive cancer treatment. We use treatments that promote the body’s ability to fight cancer and discourage cancer growth.
For more information, listen to our podcast on prostate cancer.
Progressive Medical Center specializes in Men’s Health and Wellness. If you struggle with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, weight gain, low libido, or erectile dysfunction, doctors at Progressive Medical can figure out the underlying cause and restore your health with safe, natural treatments.
For questions about men’s health or to schedule an appointment in Atlanta, call 1-770-676-6000. To schedule an appointment in Austin or Frisco, please call 1-855-732-4545.