What is a hormone imbalance
A hormone imbalance occurs when a person has too much or too little of a particular hormone. Small changes in hormones can have serious effects throughout the entire body. Hormones are produced in the endocrine glands and travel around the bloodstream to tell your organs what to do. They control many of your body’s major processes, including your metabolism and reproduction. While some hormone levels fluctuate throughout your lifetime (as a result of aging), significant changes can cause an imbalance.
What are the causes of hormonal imbalances?
There are many possible causes for hormonal imbalances, and they differ depending on the glands or hormones affected. Common causes include:
- Cancer treatments
- Tumors (benign or cancerous)
- Eating disorders
- An underactive or overactive thyroid
- Cushing syndrome
- Adrenal insufficiency
The causes that are unique to women include:
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- Primary ovarian insufficiency
- Birth control pills and other hormone drugs
What are the symptoms?
The symptoms that are specific to women include:
- Vaginal atrophy
- Vaginal dryness
- Heavy or irregular periods
- Painful sex
- Thinning hair or hair loss
- Acne on the face, chest or upper back
Symptoms that are specific to men include:
- Development of breast tissue
- Erectile dysfunction
- Decreased sex drive
- A d
ecreasein beard and body hair growth
- Loss of muscle mass
Weight gain, increased hunger, fatigue, frequent urination, blurred vision, anxiety, depression, sweating are some of the more general symptoms.
How does InBloom Health treat a hormone imbalance?
If you suffer from a hormonal imbalance, book a consultation at InBloom Health in Londonderry, New Hampshire. We provide hormone balancing services and bio-identical hormones. These services offer the latest in hormone testing to help optimize your hormones and bring your life back into balance. Bio-identical hormones are chemically identically to what exists in your body and are highly effective.
Book an appointment in Londonderry, New Hampshire
If you suffer from a hormone imbalance, book a consultation at InBloom Health in Londonderry, New Hampshire. Our medical and wellness experts will create a treatment plan specifically for you. Book your consultation online or give us a call at (603) 818-8777 today.