A hormone imbalance is also called endocrinopathy. This medical condition involves a disruption and imbalance in your endocrine system’s production of hormones. The imbalance develops when your endocrine glands produce too much or too little of certain hormones.
A hormone imbalance can lead to numerous health problems and bothersome symptoms. During menopause, women produce less estrogen, a female reproductive hormone. Symptoms of a hormonal imbalance vary depending on the type of imbalance, but can include:
A hormone imbalance usually shows up in a blood test to examine the level of certain hormones present in your blood.
Hormone replacement therapy works to restore hormonal balance and reduce and alleviate associated symptoms. Numerous medications are available to supplement the hormones your body no longer produces in sufficient quantities after menopause.
Louisiana Women’s Healthcare provides advanced hormone replacement therapy that has a proven record of success. During your consultation, your doctor assesses your medical history and your family history and helps you to decide if hormone replacement therapy is right for you.
Most women dealing with menopausal symptoms that are interfering with their quality of life find hormone therapy to be an excellent solution. You should be in good health overall, but certain medical conditions could preclude the treatment.
Hormone therapy can improve quality of life and provide relief for women experiencing symptoms of menopause and low estrogen and progesterone production.
Estrogen supplementation can also relieve the vaginal symptoms of menopause, including itching and pain with intercourse and vaginal dryness.
Low female reproductive hormones and a hormonal imbalance increase your risk of osteoporosis and thinning bones. Hormone replacement therapy can lower these risks and restore hormonal balance.
Hormone replacement therapy can also alleviate urinary symptoms, and some studies have shown it can reduce your risk of chronic diseases, such as heart disease.
Learn more about hormone therapy and call today for your consultation with one of the Louisiana Women’s Healthcare providers.