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 Center can help you get relief.
There is hope for an enjoyable, happy future. It is based in our roots, Integrative medicine. 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
This can be a key factor in fertility as well. We have seen many patients have success with pregnancy after rebalancing their thyroid.
Weight loss can be a struggle; however there are natural ways to lose weight safely and effectively. At Progressive Medical Center, 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.
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.
The specific treatment you need for your women’s health condition depends very much on the underlying reason for your ill health. Therefore, the first step is to determine what’s causing your symptoms.
Progressive Medical Center uses advanced forms of testing, including food sensitivity, gut bacteria, and other tests for digestive disorders, comprehensive hormone testing, such as complete thyroid panels, and tests for conditions like diabetes.
It’s not uncommon to find several different causes for your symptoms; for example, hypothyroidism and menopause often cause similar issues and occur at the same time. Factors like diet and lifestyle, home and work environment, and genetics can also influence women’s health.
When your provider identifies the root cause of your women’s health problem, they create a personalized treatment plan for you. The specifics vary according to your unique needs, but potential treatments for women’s health conditions could include:
To discuss any women’s health issues plaguing you and find solutions to them, call Progressive Medical Center or book an appointment online today.