Here's What Happens to Your Body When Your Hormones Are Imbalanced

Hormones are the chemical messengers that provide the body’s cells with the fuel and instructions they need to perform vital biological functions. There are roughly 50 types of hormones in the human body, and too much or too little of one or more can lead to many symptoms and potential health problems, depending on the cause and severity of the imbalance. Hormone imbalances are commonly associated with women, but they affect men as well. 

Several factors can trigger a hormone imbalance, from the natural aging process to lifestyle, medical, and environmental factors. If you’re suffering from hormonal imbalances, Dr. Gene Meisenberg and our team of specialists at Columbus Anti-Aging and Aesthetic Surgery offer several treatment options from two convenient locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn, NY. 

Hormone imbalance in women

Estrogen and progesterone are probably the two most well known female hormones, and are primarily responsible for reproductive health, from menstruation to menopause. However, they also play a role in everything from sleep patterns to breast cancer risk. Cortisol is another important hormone that plays a role in many vital functions, from regulating blood sugar and metabolism to managing blood pressure and inflammation levels. 

Testosterone is primarily a male sex hormone, but it plays a role in women’s health as well. Too much testosterone can affect fertility, lower sex drive, cause excessive hair growth (known as hirsutism), and affect mood among other problems.

Some of the general signs and symptoms of hormone imbalances in women include:

Dr. Meisenberg and our team of specialists will perform a comprehensive exam to help determine the underlying cause and severity of your hormone imbalance, and recommend the appropriate treatment. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is available for women experiencing hormonal changes due to menopause. 

Hormone imbalance in men

Like women, men can also experience imbalances and fluctuations in hormone levels. Low testosterone levels in men can lead to several symptoms and health problems including:

We offer testosterone replacement therapy for men with abnormally low testosterone levels. 

For more information about hormone health and what to do if you’ve been diagnosed with or suspect that you may have a hormone imbalance, contact Columbus Anti-Aging Medicine and Aesthetic Surgery to request an appointment at one of our convenient locations in Brooklyn or Manhattan.

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