Stoneleigh Medical Group
Gastroenterology & Internal Medicine located in Brewster, NY & Jefferson Valley, NY
If fatigue, weight gain, hot flashes, and sexual dysfunction associated with hormone imbalance negatively affect your life, simple treatments are available at Stoneleigh Medical Group. The skilled internal medicine specialists offer hormone replacement therapy at the offices in Carmel, Brewster, Pawling, and Jefferson Valley, New York. Call the nearest office to schedule an evaluation or request a consultation online today.
Hormone imbalance Q&A
What is hormone imbalance?
Hormone imbalance is a common condition in which the hormones in your body are either too low or too high. Examples of hormones that may become imbalanced include testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, thyroid hormone, and others. Treatment with the Stoneleigh Medical Group offers relief from the unpleasant symptoms of hormone imbalance.
What are the symptoms of hormone imbalance?
Common symptoms of hormone imbalance include:
- Weight gain
- Slowed metabolism
- Night sweats
- Hot flashes
- Dry skin
- Thinning hair
- Difficulty sleeping
- Mood swings
- Vaginal dryness in women
- Painful sex
- Low libido
- Loss of breast fullness in women
- Erectile dysfunction (ED) in men
- Memory problems
- Increased body fat
- Loss of muscle
- Reduced bone mass
See the Stoneleigh Medical Group team at the first sign of hormone problems to lessen your risk of bothersome symptoms and complications.
What are the risk factors for hormone imbalance?
The risk factors for hormone imbalance include:
- Menopause in women
- Some medications
- Carrying excess body weight
- Family history of hormone imbalance
- Poor dietary habits
- Steroid use
Injuries and autoimmune disorders may also contribute to hormone issues.
How is hormone imbalance diagnosed?
The Stoneleigh Medical Group experts diagnose hormone imbalances using blood tests. They also check your vital signs, review your medical history and symptoms, and complete a physical exam before tailoring a treatment plan that balances your hormone levels and enhances your quality of life.
How is hormone imbalance treated?
Restoring hormone balance is the goal of treatment. Your Stoneleigh Medical Group specialist offers various methods for increasing low hormone levels within your body.
They may recommend one of the following hormone treatments:
- Vaginal applications for women
Your specialist can also insert tiny pellets underneath your skin to release a steady stream of hormones over time.
Periodic monitoring using blood tests helps ensure that your hormone replacement therapy is effective.
Adopt healthy habits to enhance your treatment. Eat nutritious foods, get regular exercise, get enough sleep, and maintain an ideal body weight.
Call the Stoneleigh Medical Group office if you develop new symptoms or whenever you have questions about your treatment plan.
If you suspect you have a hormone imbalance, call the Stoneleigh Medical Group office or schedule an appointment online today.