Hormonal Imbalance Treatment Specialist in Edinburg, TX
Are you suffering from hormonal imbalance? Come to Catalyst Medical Group for comprehensive treatment. For more information, call us or book an appointment online. We serve patients from Edinburg, TX and surrounding areas.
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We don’t think about our hormones on a regular basis until something isn’t functioning properly. Since hormones regulate most bodily functions and processes that enable us to get through our day feeling good, it is important that they function correctly. When our hormones get out of balance, we will notice that something is wrong. If your hormones are out of balance, hormone therapy can help. At Catalyst Medical Group, we can provide the treatment you need to correct a hormone imbalance.
A doctor who specializes in working with hormones and the system around them is called an endocrinologist. They understand how hormones keep the body’s functions working properly and how they affect blood pressure, hunger, cholesterol, thirst, body temperature, metabolism and more.
An endocrinologist can help treat a variety of conditions that affect people, including; diabetes, thyroid disorders, hirsutism or excessive hair growth, infertility, menopause, and other health problems.
Hormones are the body’s chemical messengers. These are produced by the glands of the endocrine system and travel around your body in the bloodstream, telling organs and tissues what to do. They help control the major functions of the body, like metabolism and reproduction.
When your hormones become imbalanced, you will have too much or too little of a hormone. This will impact how organs and tissues function and can have serious effects on the body. Hormone levels will change throughout your lifetime. This is just a part of aging. At other times, changes in the endocrine glands can cause health problems.
The causes of hormonal imbalances can be due to medications taken to treat diseases or from natural causes. The common causes of hormonal imbalances are:
– Cancer treatments
– Hormone therapy
– Pituitary tumors
– Eating disorders
– Trauma or injury
An endocrinologist has the specialized training to deal with hormonal imbalances. Most primary care providers can provide hormone therapy. Family doctors, internists, nurse practitioners, and OB/GYNs can also provide the care you need.
There is no single test to check for a hormonal imbalance. If you are having symptoms that could be related to a hormone imbalance it is a good idea to make an appointment with a doctor to see if that is what you are dealing with.
The doctor will start with a physical exam and ask questions about the symptoms that you are having. The doctor will also want to know all the medications, supplements, and vitamins that you are currently taking.
Since hormones travel through the body in the bloodstream, a blood test will be taken to detect what your hormone levels are. The blood test is good at checking thyroid levels, estrogen and testosterone levels, and cortisol levels.
A pelvic exam will allow the doctor to look for abnormalities, such as lumps, cysts, and tumors that can be symptoms of a hormone imbalance.
An ultrasound may be requested to get images of the thyroid, pituitary gland, ovaries, uterus, and testicles to see if tumors or other abnormalities are present.
In certain situations, more advanced tests may be needed. You may be required to get a biopsy, X-ray, MRI, thyroid scan, or sperm count test.
There are many signs and symptoms that can indicate that there may be a hormone imbalance. The following list is not complete but does cover many of the signs that you may have a hormone imbalance. If you have any of the following, an endocrinologist might be able to help.
– Anxiety of depression
– Unexplained weight gain or loss
– New or increased hair growth
– Muscle weakness
– Changes in menstruation
– Hot flashes
– Feeling cold
– Dry skin
– Difficulty concentrating
– Breaking hair
– Feeling jittery or shaky
– Bone or joint pain
– Decreased sex drive
Treatment may be as simple as medication for many of these symptoms. An endocrinologist can help to determine the correct course of action to get you back to a better life.
If you have questions about the possibility of a hormone imbalance, schedule an appointment with Catalyst Medical Group. You can do this by giving our friendly staff a call or through our website. We look forward to your visit and hope to see you healthier than ever! We serve patients from Edinburg TX, McAllen TX, San Juan TX, Alamo TX, Pharr TX, Palmhurst TX, Mission TX, Alton TX and Hidalgo TX.