Women's Wellness An Overview
Today, women lead very busy and active lives. There is an expectation that, as women, we can do it all: work full-time, be attentive wives, caring mothers and caretakers of aging parents. There is usually little time left over to care for ourselves.
There is no greater investment a woman can make than in her own health, working to prevent chronic disease, avoid anxiety and depression and maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle.
Atlanta Functional Medicine offers complete services for women’s wellness, with a comprehensive selection of natural, holistic treatments for every stage of a woman’s life.
I have struggled with severe chronic hives and autoimmune issues almost my entire life. After seeing countless doctors who turned me away, and told me that there was nothing they could do to help me, I felt like giving up on ever being and feeling healthy. I viewed my first…Dr. Board Changed My Life!
I am so thankful that my friend referred me to AFM. I feel better than I have in 10 years! Dr. Curtis and everyone is so nice and helpful. They exemplify exceptional customer service and team work.I Feel Better Than I Have in 10 Years!
Going into the Mind Body Class I was not sure what to expect but right away felt comfortable and not judged. Linda is a compassionate and attentive person and is truly blessed with a gift. This class has equipped me with additional effective coping skills in managing my stress and…Mind-Body Group
I wasn’t sure what to expect with Healing Touch. Linda, the practitioner, really knows what she’s doing. I found the experience to be surprisingly palpable. I could feel the energy moving through its meridians in much the same way it does during acupuncture. I was surprised by a welling up…Healing Touch
"The Mind-Body Skills group that I participated in at Atlanta Functional Medicine was a wonderful experience for me. It improved my sense of well being both physically and emotionally. The class gave me an opportunity to learn new techniques for meditation and relaxation, and it was a safe place to…More Praise for the Mind-Body Skills Group
I have suffered from a litany of chronic problems all my life, from low back pain and arthritis, to complications from previous surgeries. I visited numerous traditional doctors and specialists to be left with no answers to my pain issues, which resulted in intense anxiety and depression. Atlanta Functional Medicine…Ginny K.
Women's Wellness What to Expect
Signs of aging can seem so unfair: hair loss, brittle nails, dull skin. These are just some of the complaints from our female patients. While we can’t stop time, we can reduce the effects of the aging process. Working as your partner, we will give you the knowledge and skills needed to take control of your own health and wellness.
A woman’s nutrition plays a significant role in the way she looks and feels. Our trained medical staff can help you make drastic improvements through nutritional supplementation, dietary and lifestyle changes and stress management.
Every woman will be affected by menopause. Symptoms of menopause can range from mild to severe and include irregular periods, hot flashes, difficulty sleeping and mood swings. Depending on the woman, we treat menopause with a number of natural therapies.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is one way that we treat the symptoms of menopause. Bioidentical hormones are plant-based compounds formulated in a laboratory to be identical to those that the body makes naturally.
For those who want to avoid hormone replacement therapy or those who do not need it, we offer other natural therapies such as herbal remedies, nutritional supplements, dietary changes and stress management techniques.
Managing Chronic Disease
According to the Centers for Disease Control, 7 out of 10 deaths among Americans each year are from chronic diseases. Heart disease, cancer and stroke account for more than 50% of all deaths each year. For women, the three leading causes of death are also heart disease, cancer and stroke.
Chronic diseases which are common in women are:
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Autoimmune Disorders
The good news is that simple lifestyle changes can reduce a woman’s risk for future disease and improve or even reverse the symptoms of current disease. Making these changes is especially important for women who have a family history of chronic disease such as cancer, heart disease or diabetes.
We offer comprehensive treatment planning and support for patients who want to manage their health with natural remedies and holistic therapies. We take a multi-pronged approach to women’s health. Our therapies may include one or a combination of treatments such as dietary changes, nutritional supplements, stress management and lifestyle coaching.