Women’s Health

Virginia Integrative Practice

Regenerative Medicine & Integrative Medicine located in Charlottesville, VA & Falls Church, VA

Whether you’re coping with menopause, ovarian cysts, or chronic urinary tract infections, you want expert and compassionate women’s health care. At Virginia Integrative Practice in Charlottesville and Falls Church, Virginia, Ina Grundmann, MD, and her team provide an integrative approach to women’s health, combining conventional medicine with science-based natural therapies to improve your health and restore your vitality. Call Virginia Integrative Practice or book a consultation online today.

Women’s Health Q & A

What are common women’s health issues?

Women face a variety of unique health issues that usually require a personalized approach to heal or manage. Some common women’s health issues include:

Menopause

Menopause and perimenopause — the years of hormonal changes that precede the end of your reproductive years — can be extremely disruptive to your well-being. The hormonal fluctuations cause symptoms ranging from irritability and depression to vaginal dryness, libido loss, and weight gain. 

Osteoporosis

Also known as brittle bone disease, osteoporosis is common in post-menopausal women. The condition increases your risk of bone fractures and spinal problems. Your hormones and immune system health can contribute to your risk of osteoporosis. 

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

PCOS causes hormonal abnormalities that interfere with the way your ovaries produce and release egg cells. You develop ovarian cysts, an irregular menstrual cycle, and male characteristics like increased body hair and baldness. It also increases your risk of metabolic disorder, diabetes, and heart disease.

Urinary tract infections (UTIs)

UTIs occur when bacteria enter and infect your urinary tract, including your urethra, bladder, ureters, and kidneys. Women are vulnerable to UTIs because of the proximity of their urethra opening and their anus. UTIs cause painful urination and lower abdominal pain. Your urine might look pink or brown and smell abnormal.

Interstitial cystitis

Interstitial cystitis is a bladder infection that causes pelvic pain, a persistent urge to urinate, and pain while urinating or during intercourse. Chronic interstitial cystitis could be due to a problem with the lining of your bladder.

PMS

Many women suffer from extreme PMS symptoms, including irritability, cramping, fatigue, and depression as their hormones fluctuate before the start of their period. PMS symptoms range in severity and can disrupt your life at home or work.

When should I talk to a doctor about my symptoms?

You should make an appointment at Virginia Integrative Practice if you have symptoms that interfere with your quality of life. The team takes your pain and other symptoms seriously and will never brush off your concerns. 

How are women’s health issues treated?

Virginia Integrative Practice provides highly customized therapies for women’s health issues. Each woman has a unique experience and the providers are committed to finding the combination of conventional and integrative therapies that restore your health and wellness. 

Depending on your needs, they might recommend bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to regulate your hormone levels, which can reduce many women’s health symptoms. They might also recommend lifestyle changes to your diet and physical activity, as well as natural therapies like restorative intravenous therapy and nutritional and botanical supplements.  

If you’re looking for compassionate women’s health care, call Virginia Integrative Practice or make an appointment online today. Serving Charlottsville, Falls Church, and Fairfax, VA.