Menopause and other factors can lead to hormonal imbalance and a flurry of unwanted and uncomfortable symptoms. At Women for Women OBGYN, SC, expert gynecologist Kornelia Krol, MD, offers quality solutions to help you restore hormonal balance and diminish your symptoms. Properly regulated hormones are key to optimal health. Call the Forest Glen, Chicago office today, or book your personal consultation using the online scheduler.
Hormonal imbalance (endocrinopathy) is a medical condition involving a disruption and imbalance in your endocrine system, which controls your body’s hormone production.
Throughout your body, your endocrine glands produce hormones. When these glands produce too much or too little of particular hormones, it causes a hormone imbalance. Hormone imbalance can lead to various health problems, symptoms, and complications.
Menopause is a natural phase of a woman’s life where she naturally produces fewer female reproductive hormones like estrogen. Lower levels of female reproductive hormones present uncomfortable symptoms and boost your risk of osteoporosis and weak and thinning bones.
Hormone imbalance symptoms depend on the type of imbalance and your overall health and lifestyle. They include:
The difficulty experienced by a couple or an individual during any stage of normal sexual activity, such as arousal, physical desire, preference, pleasure, or orgasm, is referred to as sexual dysfunction.
Sexual dysfunction (sexual disorder) is a common problem associated with hormonal imbalance, particularly menopause and the lack of reproductive hormones.
Dr. Krol begins by evaluating your health and determining the type and extent of your hormonal balance.
Following an in-depth personal consultation and any necessary testing and bloodwork, Dr. Krol devises an individualized treatment plan that might involve hormone replacement therapy, lifestyle changes (such as nutrition, exercise, and stress management), and other effective hormone-balancing solutions.
Hormone replacement therapy is a safe and successful way to restore hormonal balance and address your symptoms. Dr. Krol offers a number of medications to supplement the hormones your body no longer produces in sufficient amounts.
There are different types of hormone replacement therapy, and hormones are administered in different ways, such as pellet therapy or oral supplements.
Supplementing estrogen also helps to relieve the more personal vaginal symptoms of menopause, including pain and itching with intercourse and vaginal dryness. Hormone therapy can improve sexual intimacy and quality of life.
Hormonal imbalance changes how you navigate through life, and even how you feel as a person. To restore balance and hormonal harmony, call Women for Women OBGYN, SC, or simply click the online scheduler today.