Hormone Imbalance Specialist
Hormone imbalance, while more common among older women, can happen at any age and to women from all walks of life and levels of health. At Kent Miller Gynecology in Gainesville, Georgia, safe and effective treatment is available, helping you overcome the symptoms of hormone imbalance and get back into the swing of your normal daily routines. If you’d like to learn more about this powerful treatment approach, schedule a one-on-one consultation today, online or by phone.
Hormone Imbalance Q & A
What is a hormonal imbalance?
Your hormones are produced within a variety of glands throughout your body and act as chemical messengers that signal your body to perform various functions. Some hormones support reproductive health and differ between women and men.
Natural hormone production varies at different points in life. As you go through puberty, pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause, your hormone levels will rise and fall, and will likely create noticeable changes.
A hormonal imbalance occurs when your body fails to achieve a natural balance of hormones. This can occur for numerous reasons, including:
- Chronic or acute stress
- Overactive or underactive thyroid
- Being overweight or obese
- Certain cancers
- Exposure to environmental toxins
For most women, the primary cause of hormonal imbalance is menopause, the natural time in life when you transition out of your reproductive years.
What are some symptoms of menopause?
No two women share the exact same experience of menopause, and some encounter more difficulty than others. When symptoms are present, they might include a combination of:
- Hot flashes
- Anxiety or depression
- Sleep disruptions
- Weight gain or trouble losing weight
- Vaginal dryness
- Abnormal bleeding
These changes usually begin between the ages of 45-55, although some women notice symptoms earlier. The years leading up to menopause mark a phase called perimenopause, and can also present disruptive symptoms for many. Women who go through hysterectomy or certain other surgical procedures can be thrown immediately into menopause at any age.
What is hormone replacement therapy?
Hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, is a process that aims to supplement your natural hormone production with carefully selected synthetic hormones. In the hands of the experienced team at Kent Miller Gynecology, HRT can do wonders to ease the symptoms of hormonal imbalance and help you feel more like yourself.
Hormone replacement therapy isn’t a good fit for everyone, which is why Dr. Miller and his team discuss your personal and family health history, then conduct a thorough women’s health exam before discussing your HRT options.
To learn more about how hormone replacement therapy can help you achieve improvements in your daily quality of life, call the office or book an appointment online.