Hormone Imbalance

Healthpark Medical Center Inc. -  - Functional Medicine & Pediatrics

Healthpark Medical Center Inc.

Functional Medicine & Pediatrics located in Boca Raton, FL, Weston, FL, and North Miami Beach, FL

As you age, your body’s production of hormones begins to decrease, dealing you a wide variety of symptoms that can impact your life. At Healthpark Medical Center Inc., with offices in Boca Raton, Weston, and North Miami Beach, Florida, the team of board-certified physicians offers comprehensive hormone testing and treatment options, including bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, to restore your body’s balance. Learn more about the benefits of rebalancing hormones by calling the office nearest you or booking an appointment online.

Hormone Imbalance Q & A

What causes a hormone imbalance?

Your endocrine system produces hormones that travel throughout your bloodstream and are essential in the functioning of your organs and body tissues. These hormones control many of the important processes of your body, such as metabolism and the reproduction process.

When you have too much or too little of certain hormones, it can have a serious impact all over your body. Fluctuations in hormone levels can be the result of the natural aging process or dysfunction in your thyroid gland.

 

What are the symptoms of a hormone imbalance?

Both men and women can experience hormone imbalances. For women, especially those who are heading toward menopause, common symptoms of a hormone imbalance include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Mood swings
  • Concentration issues
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Decreased sex drive

Men may experience difficulty concentrating, irritability, and changes in their sex drive, as well as difficulty maintaining erections.

 

How is a hormone imbalance treated?

Your Healthpark Medical Center Inc. physician can determine if a decrease in hormones is causing your symptoms. You’ll have your blood tested to evaluate your hormone levels, and the doctor may also perform other tests to rule out underlying medical conditions.

If hormone imbalance is the root cause of your symptoms, your physician may recommend making lifestyle changes, such as improving your diet and getting enough exercise to help reduce your symptoms.

You may also be a candidate for treatment with bioidentical hormone therapy.

What is bioidentical hormone therapy?

Made up of plant-based hormone structures, bioidentical hormones typically come from products like yams and soy. These hormones closely resemble the structure and the functioning of your natural hormones.

Bioidentical hormones can be an effective treatment option for restoring balance all over your body. Your body recognizes the bioidentical hormones as if they were your own hormones and produces a natural response in your cells, tissues, and organs.

This allows your hormone levels to successfully increase, without concern for side effects. Your Healthpark Medical Center Inc. physician can recommend bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to restore balance in your hormone levels and relieve your symptoms.

Bioidentical hormones are available in a variety of forms, including pills, creams, and injections. Your Healthpark Medical Center Inc. physician can determine the best method of delivery and dosage to improve your overall health and provide relief from hormone imbalance symptoms.

To learn more about the benefits of bioidentical hormones, schedule an appointment online or by calling the Florida location nearest you.