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      Hormonal Imbalance Doctor in Grand Rapids, MI

      Hormonal Imbalance Doctor Grand Rapids MI

      Many people unknowingly suffer from hormone imbalance. Imbalanced hormones can cause a host of medical problems and should be dealt with as soon as possible. If you think you may suffer from hormonal imbalance, please call (616) 226-9637 or request more information online.

      Types of Hormone Imbalance

      Hormone imbalance is a general term that can refer to upset levels of any variety of your body’s natural regulatory substances.

      Hormones that are commonly imbalanced include:

      • Aldosterone, which regulates salt levels
      • Cortisol, which regulates energy.
      • DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), which regulates sexual function and can be converted by your body to other hormones.
      • Estrogen, which regulates secondary sexual characteristics.
      • Ghrelin, which regulates hunger.
      • Melatonin, which regulates sleep.
      • Progesterone, which regulates pregnancy and menstruation.
      • Testosterone, which regulates secondary sexual characteristics.
      • Thyroid, which regulates calorie burn.

      Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance

      Some of the signs of hormone imbalance are:

      • Aldosterone: High blood pressure
      • Cortisol: Weight gain, Excessive stress, high blood pressure
      • DHEA: Adrenal fatigue, joint pain, frequent sickness, loss of muscle mass
      • Estrogen: Weight gain, breast cancer, hot flashes, joint pain, migraines
      • Ghrelin: Excessive hunger, overeating
      • Melatonin: Lack of sleep, insomnia, depression
      • Progesterone: Low sex drive, mood swings, cramps, acne, urinary tract infections
      • Testosterone: Low sex drive, male pattern baldness, irregular menses
      • Thyroid: Hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, anxiety, irregular heartbeat

      Since many people typically experience an imbalance of more than one hormone, you many experience any number of these symptoms as a result of imbalance.

      Hormone Imbalance Treatment

      Hormone imbalance is a complex medical issue. As such, a variety of options are available to treat or help. To find the best hormonal imbalance treatment for you, please call (616) 226-9637 or request more information online.

      Treatments for imbalanced hormones can include:

      • Changes in lifestyle, such as increased exercise, healthier diet, better sleep and reduced stress.
      • Hormone replacement therapy (HRT), including Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), hormone pills, pellets and combination therapy.
      • Vitamins & supplements, such as vitamin D, calcium, dandelion, melatonin, zinc and black cohosh.

      Take Control

      Hormonal imbalance can cause debilitating and even life-threatening problems. Take control of your hormones. Please call (616) 226-9637 or request more information online.

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