Our hormone doctors and hormonal imbalance treatment specialists in Brooklyn NY, specializing in the full spectrum of hormonal imbalances. We treat the hormonal systems as one very large, delicate and interconnected network. The imbalance treatment might include bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), changes in diet, nutrition and lifestyle habits, IV (intravenous) vitamin therapy, neural therapy or amino acid therapy. Come see our clinic and meet the best rated female hormone specialist Dr. Yuabova who can make a real difference in your life and your health.
Our hormonal systems are in a delicate balance—just like a butterfly or a honey bee, balanced along the edge of a flower petal can be disrupted by wind or a falling raindrop, hormonal systems can become imbalanced with age, changes in diet, a poor diet, disease, medications, stress, toxins, genetics and more—much more!
Women’s hormonal systems are a bit more complicated than men’s – but both men and women can find that they need hormonal balance treatment—and both men and women may need to find a hormone doctor that has the experience and knowledge to treat hormonal imbalances.
Hormones are the body’s chemical messenger system, shuttling bits of data back and forth to other hormone-producing glands and other organs, endlessly “fine-tuning” all our systems, including:
- Digestive system
- Immune system
- Nervous system
It’s a beehive of activity—the worker bees in charge of, say, the reproductive glands, talk to the worker bees in charge of the thyroid and adrenal glands. If the bees get or send the wrong message, these glands will over-produce or under-produce hormones—and then all the other glands get the wrong message. Hormone doctor Yaubova provides the latest hormone imbalance treatments to get all those bees sending the right messages!
When we talk about the hormonal system, it is not only reproductive hormones that can become unbalanced. Hormones are produced by various glands in the body. These glands include the thyroid, pituitary and adrenal glands along with reproductive hormones, hormones controlling hunger, sleep, and mood. Think of the hormonal system as a web or network (or a beehive) of delicate interactions—these hormonal interactions coordinate how well your body performs under normal conditions—and under stressful conditions.
When you are under stress, that stress is transmitted throughout the hormonal network and can put it into imbalance—those bees get stressed out and send those wrong messages. If your diet doesn’t provide the nutrients your hormonal systems need, this can also put you into a state of hormonal imbalance.
If you don’t get enough restful sleep, exercise or if you take certain medications—all of these can disrupt and imbalance that delicate network—and get those bees buzzing off in the wrong directions!
Signs and Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance
Everyone is unique—and different people can show different signs and symptoms of hormonal imbalances—that is why you need to see a team of providers that know how to identify and treat these imbalances, whether you are female or male, older or younger and have a healthy lifestyle—or a stressful lifestyle! There are some common signs and symptoms though—these include:
- Fertility issues
- For women, fertility issues can mean difficulty getting pregnant, a history of miscarriage or irregular periods
- For men, fertility issues can mean a low sperm count, erectile dysfunction, or low sperm motility
- Unexplained changes in weight – either weight gain or weight loss
- Problems with sleeping
- Low libido or a lack of interest in sex
- Mood changes
- Hair loss or thinning
- Unexplained fatigue
- Changes in appetite or digestive issues—bloating, gassiness, abdominal discomfort
- Changes in the appearance of your skin
Hormonal Imbalances in Women
The most common hormonal imbalances in women are in the reproductive hormones—this can be reflected in symptoms of Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS), a loss of interest in sex, pain during intercourse, vaginal dryness, infertility, hot flushes, emotional changes, weight gain (or loss), and trouble concentrating—this is also known as brain fog. These imbalances are often seen as “estrogen-dominant”, which is the most common reproductive hormone imbalance seen in women. However, symptoms can occur with too much progesterone or testosterone also.
In our hormone treatment clinic in Brooklyn, Dr. Yuabova of Integrative Wellness NY provide the latest and most advanced hormone imbalance treatments available. Dr. Yuabova is among the top hormone doctors in New York and USA.
Thyroid Imbalance Symptoms
Another common condition is an imbalance in thyroid hormones. This can mean either an underactive or overactive thyroid.
An underactive thyroid can lead to:
- Weight gain
- Heavy menstrual periods that happen irregularly
- Muscle cramping and intolerance to cold
An overactive thyroid can lead to:
- Weight loss
- Increased restlessness
- Light menstrual periods (irregular)
- Racing heart
- Intolerance to heat
Remember that delicate balance mentioned? Remember the butterfly and the bee balancing on the petal of that flower? What if that butterfly or bird got knocked right off that petal so hard they had a hard time flying back to the flower? That is a bit like the third common condition- adrenal fatigue or adrenal insufficiency.
Adrenal fatigue—often associated with a stressful lifestyle—may be the cause OR the effect of other hormonal balances. In adrenal fatigue, you may feel like you just got totally knocked off you own personal flower!
Some of the more common symptoms of adrenal fatigue are:
- Severe exhaustion (especially around 4-5pm)
- Food cravings (often take the form of cravings for salty or sweet, carbohydrate-rich foods)
- Sleep problems
- Weakened immune system (often vaginal and skin infections as well as respiratory and sinus infections)
Hormonal Imbalances in Men
We tend to think of “male hormones” and “female hormones”. Would you be surprised to know that women normally make testosterone and men normally make estrogen? Well—now you know—and these hormones can get unbalanced!
Men can have reproductive hormone imbalances—the most common one is estrogen dominance. The most common symptoms associated with estrogen dominance in men include:
- Erectile dysfunction
- Low libido
- Increased breast size
- Increased risk of abnormal clotting
Low levels of testosterone can also lead to erectile dysfunction and low libido—but can also lead to muscle weakness, fatigue and mood changes.
Hormonal Imbalances in Women and Men
Both women and men can have thyroid, adrenal and reproductive hormone imbalances. They tend to be more common in women, but they can and do show up in men.
For both men and women, weight problems can be a sign of hormonal imbalance. Hormone doctors are learning more and more about the hormones involved in weight gain—and more about the hormonal imbalances that cause weight problems.
When you come in to see us, our hormone imbalance treatment specialists will ask you questions about your symptoms, diet, lifestyle, life circumstances, family and personal medical history.
Specific blood tests may be done that can help your hormone doctor determine what recommendations and treatment approaches will work best for you.
Testing for hormonal imbalances is yet another delicate balance—a balance between finding out which hormones are “off-center” but also finding the root cause of that imbalance.
You can expect to work with hormone specialist Dr. Yuabova to come up with a hormone imbalance treatment plan designed for you, addressing dietary, nutritional and lifestyle needs, making a real difference in your life and your health.
Hormonal Imbalances Treatments
In many medical offices, the attitude is “there’s a pill for that”! When you come to see hormone imbalance treatment specialist Dr. Yuabova of Integrative Wellness NY, we look at the “Whole You” and work with you to find the best hormone treatment approach for your health and wellness.
For some, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) may be required. BHRT may take the form of oral, topical (on the skin) or injection therapy.
In addition to BHRT, our doctors and hormone testing specialists will counsel you about diet, nutrition and lifestyle habits you may want to consider changing. Herbal, vitamin or mineral supplements might be recommended, or, depending on your specific needs you may be best served with:
Our hormone doctors and hormone imbalance treatment specialists, specializing in the full spectrum of hormonal imbalances, treat the hormonal systems as one very large, delicate and interconnected network.
This is essential because what happens in one part of the network can affect another—and what helps one part of the network can benefit another part. Changing your diet or your lifestyle may seem difficult at first, but it empowers YOU to take control and to be the “mover and shaker” in your own health. Hormonal imbalance CAN be re-balanced—and STAY balanced—and our hormone doctors can help!