HORMONAL IMBALANCE TREATMENT IN LEXINGTON KENTUCKY
Best Hormonal Imbalance Treatment Specialist in Lexington, KY.
What Is Hormonal Imbalance?
Hormonal imbalances occur in men and women when there is too much or too little of a hormone in the bloodstream. In fact, due to their essential role in the body, even small imbalances can cause side effects throughout the body.
Hormones are chemicals that are produced by glands in the endocrine system. Hormones travel through the bloodstream to the tissues and organs, delivering messages that tell the organs what to do and when to do it.
They are important for regulating most major bodily processes. Therefore, a hormonal imbalance can affect a wide range of bodily functions. Hormones help to regulate metabolism and appetite, heart rate, sleep cycles, general growth and development, mood swings and stress levels.
How Does Dr. Bacha Diagnose Hormonal Imbalance?
Dr. Bacha usually starts by asking the patient questions such as:
- How often are you experiencing symptoms?
- Does anything help relieve your symptoms?
- Have you lost or gained weight recently?
- Are you more stressed than usual?
- When was your last period?
- Are you planning to get pregnant?
- Do you have trouble getting or maintaining an erection?
- Do you have vaginal dryness or pain during sex?
Then based on the answers and symptoms Dr.Bacha will recommend one or more diagnostic tests such as:
- Blood test
- Pelvic exam
- Thyroid scan
- Sperm count
Frequently Asked Questions
What Are Some Hormonal Imbalance Symptoms?
Symptoms in Women
The most common hormonal imbalance in women is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The normal hormonal cycle will also change during puberty, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and menopause. For instance, symptoms of hormonal imbalance in women include:
- Heavy or irregular periods, including missed periods, stopped periods, or frequent periods
- Excessive hair on the face, chin, or other parts of the body
- Acne on the face, chest, or upper back
- Thinning hair or hair loss
- Weight gain or weight loss.
- Darkening of the skin, especially along neck creases, in the groin, and underneath breasts
- Skin tags
- Vaginal dryness
- Vaginal atrophy
- Pain during sex
- Night sweats
Symptoms in Men
Testosterone plays an important role in male development. Therefore, if you aren’t producing enough testosterone, it can cause a variety of symptoms.
In the adult male, symptoms include:
- Development of breast tissue
- Breast tenderness
- Erectile dysfunction
- Loss of muscle mass
- Decreased sex drive
- A decrease in beard and body hair growth
- Osteoporosis, the loss of bone mass
- Difficulty concentrating
- Hot flashes
What Causes Hormonal Imbalance?
There are many possible causes of hormonal imbalance. Causes differ depending on which hormones or glands are affected. For instance, common causes of hormonal imbalance include:
- Hypothyroidism or under-active thyroid
- Hyperthyroidism or over-active thyroid
- Cushing syndrome
- Hyper-functioning thyroid nodules
- Hormone replacement therapy
- Tumors (benign or cancerous)
- Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
- Eating disorders
- Adrenal insufficiency
- Pituitary tumor
- Injury or trauma
- Cancer treatments
What Are The Treatment Options For Hormonal Imbalance?
Estrogen Dominance Therapy
If you’re experiencing uncomfortable symptoms of menopause like hot flashes, Dr. Bacha may recommend a low dose of estrogen.
If you’re experiencing vaginal dryness or pain during sex, try applying an estrogen cream, tablet, or ring. This local therapy treatment avoids many of the risks associated with systemic estrogen, or estrogen.
Hormonal birth control
If you’re trying to get pregnant, hormonal birth control can help regulate menstrual cycles. For example, types of hormonal birth control include birth control pill, birth control patch, birth control shot and vaginal ring.
Androgens are male sex hormones that are present in both women and men. Women with high androgen levels may choose to take medication that blocks the effect of androgens.
Metformin is a type 2 diabetes medication that may help some women with PCOS symptoms. It isn’t approved by the FDA to treat PCOS, but it might help lower androgen levels and encourage ovulation.
Testosterone supplements can reduce the symptoms of low testosterone levels in men. In adolescents with delayed puberty, it stimulates the start of puberty. It comes as an injectable, patch, and gel.
Thyroid hormone therapy
In people with hypothyroidism, the synthetic thyroid hormone levothyroxine (Levothroid, Levoxyl, Synthroid, Unithroid) can bring hormone levels back into balance.
This is the only FDA-approved medication for the treatment of low sexual desire in premenopausal women. It has some serious side effects. Talk to your doctor to see if this medication could be right for you.
This is a prescription cream designed specifically for excessive facial hair in women. Applied topically to the skin, it helps slow new hair growth but doesn’t get rid of existing hair.
Does Insurance Cover The Treatment?
Unfortunately, no insurance company pays for plasma treatment. Like most of the procedures that are performed at the Anti-Aging Institute, these type of procedures are considered experimental and cutting edge; furthermore, the safety and efficacy of plasma-related procedures has not been established by the FDA. However, there have been several studies regarding the safety and efficacy of this type of treatment, along with plenty of testimonials on how safe and effective the procedure is.
Does The Anti-Aging Institute Offer Free Consultation?
All consultations at the Anti-Aging Institute are free of charge and there is no obligation. Here, at the Anti-Aging Institute, we believe in our vision and mission to help each and every patient to achieve maximum benefits without any pressure to undergo any treatment they do not feel comfortable with.
Our consultations are done in a professional and confidential manner. Dr. Bacha will answer all questions and explain the procedure in detail along with risks and benefits. You will never be pressured to purchase or schedule any services.
As a highly experienced physician, phlebologist, and anti-aging specialist, Dr. Fadi Bacha knows that optimal health is an ongoing process that requires active patient participation. At the Anti-Aging Institute in Lexington, Kentucky, Dr. Bacha and his expert team are dedicated to providing first-rate medical services to patients from communities throughout the greater Lexington area.