What Causes Hormone Imbalances?

Balanced hormones are extremely important to your overall health and any hormone imbalance must be detected at the earliest possible. Unfortunately, there are many factors that can cause hormonal imbalances, including both internal and external causes. Internally, medical conditions affecting glands and other parts of the endocrine system can cause an imbalance, including diabetes and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) among many others.

Even pregnancy, diet, lack of sleep, exercise, and supplements when not taken properly can contribute. Stress is also a major contributing factor to hormone imbalance. Externally, plastics, genetically modified foods, and environmental toxins can result in imbalanced hormones. It’s essential for optimum health to balance your hormones, as an imbalance can increase your risk of heart disease, obesity, and other serious health concerns.

What Are the Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance?

Hormonal imbalances can be to blame for many symptoms that people think of as a normal part of the aging process, some of which are similar in men and women, including:

  • Brain fog
  • Changes in cognitive function including memory loss
  • Depression and / or anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Lack of motivation
  • Low sex drive
  • Weight gain, especially around the middle

It also reduces your risk of diabetes, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, colorectal cancer, and other health concerns.

For women, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for menopause can treat symptoms including:

  • Abnormal hair growth / hair loss
  • Bladder and / or vaginal infections
  • Hot flashes
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Mood swings
  • Night sweats
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Weight gain

In men, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help improve symptoms of low testosterone (low T) including:

  • Difficulty maintaining an erection
  • Low blood count
  • Low semen volume
  • Hair loss
  • Muscle mass loss
  • Percentage of body fat
  • Smaller testicular size

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Hormonal imbalance, along with its irritating symptoms, can easily be treated with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy from our hormone specialist, Dr. Hessam Eftekhari. As an osteopathic doctor, Dr. Eftekhari is dedicated to helping his patients achieve whole health of the body, mind, and spirit through natural therapies. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy restores balance to hormones naturally, so you can feel like yourself again! Call us today at 949-980-1101 to learn more about how Dr. Eftekhari’s innovative treatments can empower you in your choice to live your healthiest life.