Hormones affect practically every aspect of our physical and mental health including production of acne, our sleep cycles, weight maintenance, and our memories. Our bodies produce dozens of hormones which control how our bodies operate. Even when just one hormone is out of balance it can seriously affect our emotional, physical, and mental health. Specifically, for women who are later in life the change in hormones which results in menopause can be extremely noticeable. This change can cause hot flashes, drastic mood fluctuations, and insomnia. Hormone changes can also be the result of thyroid issues and should be addressed right away.
Many different tests can be used to test the balance of a person’s hormones and which one a doctor use will depend on the patient’s symptoms. Some of the tests used include:
Many doctors will treat a patient’s hormone imbalance using methods which depend on the exact nature of the individual imbalance. In some cases, hormone replacement may be suggested and in other cases a change in lifestyle and activity levels will be all that is needed. If you are experiencing any premenopausal symptoms or symptoms related to weight gain, insomnia, or increased acne, our office can help you determine what is causing the imbalance and prescribe a regimen or medication to correct the imbalance.
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