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Your hormones regulate every aspect of your body’s metabolism. If you are dealing with minor issues in different parts of your body, you may be suffering from a hormonal imbalance. Both men and women can suffer from hormone imbalances, although the specific symptoms they experience may differ based on sex. Rhode Island hormone imbalance treatment might help relieve some of your chronic symptoms, so call our Greenwich office today to learn more about the benefits associated with this therapy.

Causes of Hormone Imbalance

There are times when hormones are naturally out of balance. For example, either sex could experience hormonal irregularity during puberty, and women may show signs of imbalance during menstruation, pregnancy, and breastfeeding. It is also worth noting that certain medications affecting the endocrine system may result in or exacerbate hormone imbalances for either sex.

Hormonal imbalances most often occur in women during the peri-menopausal or menopausal stages of life when estrogen production slows down. However, hormonal irregularity can also result from an overactive or underactive thyroid gland, diabetes, hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia, and poor nutrition.

Men often experience hormonal imbalances as a result of a loss of testosterone as they go through andropause, which is similar to menopause. Additionally, overuse of anabolic steroids may cause hormonal irregularity in younger men.

Potential Symptoms

In women, hormone imbalance symptoms may include:

  • Acne breakouts before or during periods
  • Hair thinning
  • Hot flashes
  • Irregular or painful menstrual periods
  • Night sweats
  • Tender breasts
  • Vaginal dryness

Osteoporosis, or brittle bones, is another common symptom, but most women do not realize they are vulnerable unless they fracture a bone.

Men’s hormone irregularity symptoms may include:

  • Breast enlargement or tenderness
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Loss of body hair
  • Loss of libido
  • Low sperm counts
  • Reduced muscle mass

Both sexes may suffer from excessive weight gain, fatigue, or insomnia when their hormones are out of balance. Fortunately, hormone imbalance treatment in Rhode Island can help alleviate these symptoms and offer a path to improved health and wellness.

Hormonal Irregularity Treatment

The delivery method and dosage of hormonal imbalance treatment depend on the individual and their unique needs. After taking a complete medical history, a doctor would conduct a thorough physical examination involving blood, saliva, or urine samples to determine a patient’s hormone levels.

Patients should reveal all their symptoms to their doctors so they can identify the nature of their hormone imbalance. Anything which interferes with a patient’s normal life—whether physical, emotional, or mental—could be a symptom of hormonal irregularity. It is important to let a doctor know about any other medications taken, whether prescription or over-the-counter, as well as any vitamins or other supplements.

Bioidentical hormones are typically prescribed for treatment. These hormones are derived from natural sources and are molecularly identical to hormones naturally produced by the body. Overall, bioidentical hormones are safer and have fewer side effects than the synthetic version.

Consult a Doctor About Rhode Island Hormone Imbalance Treatment

 If you are experiencing symptoms of hormonal irregularity, you could benefit from Rhode Island hormone imbalance treatment. Call us today or contact us online to arrange a consultation with Dr. Edward Jacobson. After thorough testing, you could receive bioidentical hormones custom-made for your body’s needs.