Melissa Grier, MD
OBGYN & Gynecologist located in Pasadena, CA
Hormone imbalance in women is common, especially around the time of menopause or right after childbirth. For many women, the symptoms are debilitating and interfere with work, relationships, family, and overall quality of life. At Melissa Grier, MD Women’s Healthcare in Pasadena, California, you can restore your body’s natural balance with BioTE® bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. To learn how Dr. Grier can use bioidentical hormone therapy to greatly improve your quality of life, call or book an appointment online today.
Hormone Imbalance in Women Q & A
How do I know I have a hormone imbalance?
Some women can experience a hormone imbalance and not even realize it. Symptoms can be masked by medications prescribed for anxiety, depression, insomnia, and weight gain. Other women have debilitating symptoms that interfere with their daily life.
Symptoms that indicate an imbalance include:
- Hot flashes and night sweats
- Unexplained weight gain
- Mood swings
- Sleep disruptions
- Vaginal dryness
- Reduced interest in sex
- Brain fog
If you suffer from these symptoms, consult with Dr. Grier to find out if you’d benefit from hormone therapy. She checks your hormones to determine if they’re out of balance.
What causes a hormone imbalance in women?
Hormone imbalance in women can occur as part of the natural aging process. Women approaching or going through menopause, as well as those who have just given birth or experienced cancer treatment, may be at risk.
Hormone balance is also affected by diet, exercise habits, and stress.
What are the effects of a hormone imbalance in women?
Hormones govern a wide variety of bodily systems, not just your mood and sexuality. They can influence whether you’re at risk for diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease, and thyroid disease.
Hormone imbalances can also cause metabolism problems and abnormalities with your menstrual cycle and breasts.
What are the treatments for hormone imbalance in women?
You don’t have to suffer the negative effects of a hormone imbalance. BioTE hormone replacement therapy pellets offer an effective, safe way to prevent the effects of hormone irregularities.
Bioidentical hormones are a natural alternative to chemical or animal-derived hormones used in traditional hormone replacement therapy. BioTE products are made from plant ingredients like soybeans and yams. They’re structured to match the hormones your body produces naturally, so your body uses them effectively and efficiently.
BioTE hormone pellets are customized to match your body’s needs. Bioidentical hormones can include estrogen, progesterone, thyroid, and DHEA, an adrenal precursor often recommended to combat the signs of aging.
Dr. Grier inserts the pellets just under your skin in a simple, in-office procedure. The pellets time-release hormone delivery so you always have a consistent dose. You'll start to feel the effects after 7-10 days. You’ll get benefits for 3-4 months, after which you may choose to have additional doses implanted.
To learn more about how you can benefit from hormone replacement therapy, call Melissa Grier, MD Women’s Healthcare or schedule an appointment online today.