Hormonal Imbalance

Hormonal Imbalance services offered in Decatur, GA

Hormonal Imbalance

Hormonal Imbalance services offered in Decatur, GA

Your hormones play an essential role in your overall wellness. If you have a hormone imbalance, you can experience a range of symptoms that lower your quality of life. Dekalb Women’s Specialists provide in-office hormone level assessments to identify an imbalance. Mercy Amua-Quarshie, MD, and Albert Scott, Jr., MD, create a treatment plan using Biote® supplemental hormones to help you achieve long-lasting symptom relief. Call the Stonecrest or Decatur, Georgia, office to learn more about the available treatment options for a hormone imbalance, or book an appointment online today.

Hormonal Imbalance Q&A

What causes a hormonal imbalance?

A hormone imbalance can result from an underlying medical condition that affects your body’s natural production of hormones.

Hormones are the chemical messengers of the body that control many biological functions. Even a slight imbalance in your hormone levels can lead to a range of symptoms that interfere with your physical, mental, reproductive, and sexual health.

Conditions that can cause a hormone imbalance include:

  • Ovarian cancer
  • Thyroid disorder
  • Ovarian insufficiency
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Use of birth control and certain medications

You can also experience a hormone imbalance during menopause, the end of your childbearing years when your periods stop for good. During this natural transition, your body slows down its production of estrogen and other reproductive hormones, which can lead to an imbalance.

Dekalb Women’s Specialists offer comprehensive care for women with symptoms of hormone imbalance. The experienced medical team focuses on relieving your existing symptoms and preventing additional complications.

How do I know I have a hormone imbalance?

You may have a hormone imbalance if you experience persistent symptoms that affect your physical, mental, or reproductive health. These symptoms can include:

  • Hair loss
  • Hot flashes
  • Heavy periods
  • Mood swings
  • Irregular or missed periods
  • Persistent fatigue
  • Unexpected weight gain
  • Loss of interest in sex

A loss of estrogen, especially during menopause, can cause your vaginal tissues to shrink (vaginal atrophy), which can lead to vaginal dryness, itching, pain with sex, and reduced lubrication.

If you have any of these symptoms and can’t manage them with over-the-counter medications, schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Dekalb Women’s Specialists. The team provides in-office blood tests to evaluate your hormone levels.

How is a hormone imbalance treated?

Your treatment plan for a hormone imbalance may include bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). Dekalb Women’s Specialists use Biote® hormones to supplement your natural hormone levels. These hormones are similar to what your body already makes but come from plant materials.

As your hormone levels stabilize, you can experience lasting relief from your symptoms. The team determines how long you should stay on hormone therapy based on your age, symptom severity, and overall physical health.

If you’re not a candidate for BHRT, the providers can discuss strategies like lifestyle changes, diet improvements, daily exercise, and other strategies that support your overall health.

Call the Dekalb Women’s Specialists office near you to schedule a consultation for symptoms of a hormone imbalance, or book an appointment online today.