Hormone Inbalance

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Habersham OBGYN

OBGYNs located in Demorest, GA

Although hormone imbalances are common for women going through menopause, men struggle with hormonal issues, too. With BioTE® bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) offered at Habersham OBGYN in Demorest, Georgia, you can get relief from sexual dysfunction issues, hot flashes, mood swings, and other problems. Learn more about how the experienced team can help with your hormone imbalance. Book an exam online today or call to schedule by phone.

Hormone Inbalance Q & A

What causes a hormone imbalance?

In women, the most common cause of a hormone imbalance — low estrogen or progesterone — is going through perimenopause and of course, menopause. Undergoing a hysterectomy can also lead to a hormone imbalance.

Men commonly struggle with low testosterone as they get older, although injury or surgery to the testes can also lead to a hormone imbalance. 

In any case, both women and men have an increased risk of struggling with a hormone imbalance due to:

  • Stress
  • Obesity 
  • Diabetes 

Though less common, sometimes a hormone imbalance is linked to certain types of cancer. 

What are the symptoms of a hormone imbalance?

Having a hormone imbalance, no matter how minor or how severe, certainly takes a toll on your emotional wellbeing. You may find that you’re more irritable, overly stressed, or anxious all the time. Hormone imbalances also commonly lead to:

  • Low sex drive (libido) 
  • Hot flashes or night sweats
  • Poor focus and concentration
  • Sexual dysfunction, like erectile dysfunction or vaginal dryness

Another issue of which you may be unaware is decreased bone mass. When your hormones are imbalanced, your risk of osteoporosis and thus brittle bones and fractures increases. 

Getting started on hormone therapy at Habersham OBGYN can help keep your bones healthy and minimize all of the symptoms above. 

How does a doctor treat a hormone imbalance?

Habersham OBGYN provides expanded laboratory testing to evaluate your hormone levels. Once your doctor gets your lab results back, they can get you started on a customized BioTE® bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) plan. 

BioTE involves getting pellets inserted into your hip area two to four times per year. Your body gradually absorbs these hormone pellets over time, so your hormones stabilize. There’s no need to worry about sudden hormone surges and related side effects with BioTE.

Some of the alternative hormone imbalance treatments include:

  • Testosterone or estrogen skin patches or creams
  • Hormonal birth control 
  • Vaginal estrogen

Habersham OBGYN is dedicated to ensuring you get relief from your hormone imbalance, so you can restore your quality of life. 

Click on the online scheduling tool to book your hormone imbalance appointment at Habersham OBGYN. You’re also welcome to call to speak with a team member.