Hormone balance comes as a result of various factors in both men and women. Some factors contributing to hormone imbalance may include age, stress, irregular sleeping patterns, or toxic substance use. It is advisable to seek medication to control your hormones. New York bioidentical hormone specialist Lionel Bissoon, DO, tracks your hormone levels from time to time to prevent any health problems resulting from the imbalance of your hormones.
At Liondale Medical, you get to experience the best service using the latest technology. Doctor Bissoon examines and treats you personally, applying the best skills to fix your problem. Book your appointment today and get your hormone imbalance treated immediately.
Causes of Hormonal Imbalance
Hormone Imbalance occurs due to endocrine glands, which store and release body hormones that fail to function effectively. An example of endocrine glands includes the hypothalamus gland, adrenal gland, and pituitary gland.
Conditions that may affect endocrine glands:
- Exposure to toxins
- Eating Disorders
- Poor dietary habits
- Severe allergic reactions
Causes of hormonal imbalance in women
In most cases, hormonal imbalance in women comes naturally during pregnancy, puberty, menstruation, and menopause. Other imbalances occur due to medical conditions such as;
- Birth Control Medication
- Primary Ovarian Insufficiency
- Early Menopause
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Causes of hormonal imbalance in men:
Besides puberty, men experience hormone imbalance through conditions such as;
- Prostate Cancer
What are the Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance?
Hormonal imbalance symptoms are different in every person since it depends on the affected gland. They also increase with time, becoming more frequent.
- Weight gain/loss
- Fluctuations in heart rate
- Appetite changes
- Muscle weakening
- Changes in blood pressure/blood sugar
- Increased sweating
- Difficulty sleeping
- Dry Skin
What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is replacing a patient’s hormone with artificial hormones to treat the imbalance. The artificial hormones are made from the laboratory from chemical substances.
When to use Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
BHRT is primarily applied to adults who have been exposed to chemicals that have affected their hormone levels.
Hormonal imbalance can bring conditions such as;
- Metabolic syndrome
- Sexual dysfunction
- Thyroid disease
- Adrenal fatigue
The following symptoms may make you get bioidentical hormone replacement therapy;
- Hair loss
- Weight gain
- Low energy
- Depression/Mood swings
- Memory loss
Benefits associated with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
BHRT is different for every patient, and the doctor will offer you a prescription that fits your needs. Some of the benefits include:
- Reduced risk of depression
- Better sleep patterns
- Improved energy levels
- Improved cholesterol
- Protects bone density
- Decreases hot flashes
- Decreases vaginal dryness
Effects of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
A patient may experience adverse effects though they are temporary, depending on the effectiveness of BHRT. Some of the side effects include:
- Mood swings
- Breast tenderness
BHRT takes multiple sessions but eventually results in a better and more healthy lifestyle.
Visit Liondale Medical to improve your hormonal imbalance, and you won’t regret it.