Hormone Doctor in Scottsdale, AZ
Hormone specialists are specialized doctors who have expertise in diagnosing, treating, and preventing conditions and illnesses related to hormones. Board-Certified Dr. Vanessa Mack (Dean) at Infinite Wellness Hormone Specialist provides comprehensive and personalized care. Call us today for more information or schedule an appointment online. Our clinic is conveniently located at 7373 N Scottsdale Road, Suite B270, Scottsdale, AZ 85253.
Table of Contents:
How do I know if I have a hormone imbalance?
When should I get my hormone levels checked?
What causes the hormonal imbalance?
How do you fix hormonal imbalances?
Is it possible to balance hormones naturally?
The endocrine system is a complex network of glands and organs that regulate the body’s functions and adapt the body’s responses to its environment. Responsible for regulating the body’s metabolism, growth and development, and reproductive functions, the endocrine system is regulated by the hormones produced by the endocrine glands, which are secreted into the bloodstream to carry signals to the body’s cells. When these hormones become imbalanced, either due to a surplus or deficiency, the best kind of medical professional to see is a hormone doctor.
There are many signs and symptoms that are indicative of a hormonal imbalance; some symptoms are exclusive to each gender, while others are experienced by both.
Both genders may experience the following:
• Unexplained weight loss or weight gain
• Joint and muscle pain and weakness
• Unusual sensitivity to cold and heat
• Excessive thirst
• Anxiety and depression
• Swollen, puffy face
• Constipation and diarrhea
• Loss of libido
• Frequent urination
• Blurred vision
• Change in a heartbeat
• Purple stretch marks
• Increased appetite
• Dry skin
Males may experience the following:
• Erectile dysfunction
• Gynecomastia or enlargement of breast tissue
• Muscle atrophy or loss of muscle tissue
• Reduced facial and body hair growth
• Concentration difficulty
• Females may experience the following:
• Vaginal dryness and painful sex
• Abnormal menstruation
• Discolored skin patches under the breasts (they may also develop along the necklines and in the groin area, such as the inner thighs)
• Night sweats
• Hair loss
• Hirsutism or excessive growth of hair
Individuals should have their hormone levels checked when they are exhibiting symptoms of a hormonal imbalance, which are defined in the above question. There are also other circumstances that may indicate a hormonal check is needed, including when a person has a family history of hormonal imbalance, as well as if someone is at higher risk of developing a hormonal imbalance, such as when going through menopause or andropause. When experiencing any of the following symptoms, it is imperative to receive a hormone level check as soon as possible:
• Weight gain or unexplained weight loss
• Long-lasting fatigue
• A lump of fat between the shoulders
• Tender or stiff muscles
• Muscle weakness
• Joint pain, swelling, or stiffness
• Increased or decreased heart rate
There are several causes of hormonal imbalance; the causes vary depending on which organ or hormone is affected, as well as the individual’s gender and lifestyle choices. Common causes of hormonal imbalance include:
• Cancer treatments, like radiation therapy and chemotherapy
• Poor diet and eating disorders
• Hormone therapy
• Abnormal growths in the pituitary gland
• Drugs and medications
• Traumatic injury
• Benign or malignant tumors
• Underactive thyroid or hypothyroidism
• Overactive thyroid or hyperthyroidism
• Types 1 and 2 diabetes
There are a number of ways to fix a hormonal imbalance, from lifestyle modifications to professional treatments. The most common treatment used to ameliorate hormonal imbalance is hormone replacement therapy, which augments the body’s natural hormones with artificial ones that are biologically identical to naturally occurring hormones. This form of therapy can be used to address a wide range of hormonal imbalances, including estrogen, testosterone, thyroid hormones, and much more.
Yes, it is possible to naturally balance hormones and address an imbalance without professional medical intervention, however, professional guidance will always be more effective. The best ways to achieve this are by making dietary changes and lifestyle modifications, including:
• Dietary Changes:
• Eat foods rich in fiber
• Drink green tea
• Cut out sugar
• Consume fatty fish
• Limit dairy intake
• Take probiotics
• Lifestyle Changes:
• Get better sleep
• Exercise regularly
• Manage stress
• Cut back on alcohol
• Maintain a healthy weight
• Drink plenty of water
• Minimize bad habits
• Avoid harmful chemicals, such as:
• Bisphenol A (BPA)
If you are experiencing the signs or symptoms of a hormonal imbalance, come to Renew Health Texas. Call us today or book an appointment with our hormone doctors. Infinite Wellness Hormone Specialists is located at 7373 N Scottsdale Road, Suite B270, Scottsdale, AZ 85253. We serve patients from Scottsdale AZ, Tempe AZ, Mesa AZ, Paradise Valley AZ, Chandler AZ, and Phoenix AZ.