You may not give your hormones much thought, but when they’re out of balance it can affect many aspects of your life. Functional medicine specialist Sunita Mann, MD, at Juvenate Medical Wellness & Rejuvenation in West Long Branch, New Jersey, provides hormone balancing for women going through menopause and perimenopause, as well as women suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). To learn more about hormone balancing, call the office or use the online booking button to schedule an appointment.
Hormones are tiny chemicals made in the glands of your endocrine system that serve as your body’s messaging system. When secreted by the glands, these hormones tell various body parts and organ systems what to do. You may not give your hormones much thought, but they control your sex drive, mood, blood pressure, digestion, and heartbeat.
When your hormones are in balance, everything functions as it should. But if you’re producing too many or not enough of certain hormones, it can affect your overall health, as well as your quality of life.
Symptoms of hormone imbalance depend on the types of hormones affected. Dr. Mann specializes in menopause and perimenopause in women, which develops due to changes in estrogen levels.
Perimenopause refers to the transitional period before you officially reach menopause, which occurs when you’ve gone 12 months without your period. The symptoms women often associate with menopause begin during perimenopause. Common symptoms that may indicate an imbalance in estrogen include:
While these symptoms and their severity can vary from woman to woman, if they’re affecting your quality of life, Dr. Mann can help.
PCOS is a hormonal condition that affects women. If you suffer from PCOS you may have irregularities in your menstrual cycle or excess levels of androgens, which are male sex hormones that may cause you to grow unwanted hair on your face.
Treatment for PCOS may include a combination of lifestyle changes, hormone therapy, and treatments to control excessive hair growth.
Dr. Mann specializes in hormone balance. To determine the most appropriate treatment for you, she conducts a comprehensive examination to understand your health and wellness needs. In addition to a physical exam and review of your medical history, she also tests your hormone levels.
If your hormone levels are out of balance, Dr. Mann develops a treatment plan to optimize your levels, relieve your symptoms, and improve your overall health.
To learn more about hormone balance at Juvenate Medical Wellness & Rejuvenation, call the office or request an appointment online.