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Hormone Imbalance Specialist

Dunwoody OBGYN -  - OBGYN

Dunwoody OBGYN

OBGYNs located in North Atlanta, Dunwoody, GA

Studies show that up to 80% of women suffer from a hormone imbalance. At Dunwoody OB/GYN, LLC, in Dunwoody, Georgia, you receive expert help balancing your hormones with personalized care that gets to the root of your hormone imbalance. Untreated hormone imbalance may cause painful symptoms or fertility problems, but the right treatment can provide lasting relief. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online.

Hormone Imbalance Q & A

What is a hormone imbalance?

Your body creates and circulates over 50 different hormones. These hormones help control your appetite, metabolism, sleep cycle, and more. In women, hormones also regulate your menstrual cycle and fertility. 

During menopause, estrogen levels in your body drop. These hormonal changes are usually part of a natural process, but many women still find the symptoms of low estrogen uncomfortable.

Sometimes, an injury or illness can also lead to a hormonal imbalance. You may have too much of one hormone or not enough of another. Hormone imbalance can cause many distressing symptoms, including infertility. 

Dunwoody OB/GYN, LLC, helps you get to the root of your hormone imbalance. They deliver the care you need to get your hormones back on track. 

What are the symptoms of a hormone imbalance?

Your symptoms may vary depending on the cause of your hormone imbalance. Some conditions cause mild symptoms, while others can be debilitating.

Symptoms of hormone imbalance may include:

  • Irregular or heavy periods
  • Trouble getting pregnant
  • Low libido
  • Weight changes
  • Mood changes
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Acne
  • Pain during sex
  • Breast tenderness
  • Fatigue

Keep in mind that many of these symptoms can be a sign of early pregnancy or may suggest that you're entering menopause. Dunwoody OB/GYN, LLC, can test your hormones to find the exact cause.

How can hormone replacement therapy balance my hormones?

Medications often correct a hormone imbalance, as can hormone replacement therapy (HRT). HRT is designed to ease menopause symptoms by replacing the hormones your body no longer produces. Dunwoody OB/GYN, LLC, offers regular and bioidentical HRT. 

Bioidentical HRT closely mimics the hormones naturally produced by the human body. They can provide relief from uncomfortable menopause symptoms, like hot flashes or low libido. But HRT may not be safe for all women. Your provider can help you determine if HRT is right for you. 

Can hormone imbalances affect my long-term health?

Hormone imbalances aren't just a gynecological issue. They can affect your entire body. Prompt treatment can help you avoid health conditions like:

  • Mental illness
  • Weight gain
  • Brittle or weak bones
  • Abnormal blood pressure
  • Infertility

Some hormone imbalances may also be a sign of cancer. Untreated, these cancers may be fatal. Fortunately, early identification boosts your chances of beating cancer. That's why you should report symptoms of hormone imbalance to your provider right away. 

To address a hormone imbalance or receive testing, call Dunwoody OB/GYN, LLC, today or schedule an appointment online.