Hormonal Issues and Imbalance

Hormones are chemical substances created by the body that travel through our bloodstream and tell the tissues and organs they reach what to do. Without them, developmental and other health issues can quickly take place. Our experts at New York Medicine Doctors do not want to see that happen. That is why we offer testing that can diagnose hormonal issues and imbalances, allowing patients to receive the treatment they need.  

What Are Some Symptoms Of Hormonal Imbalances?

Hormones are needed to allow our bodies to function. Even the smallest of issues or imbalances can quickly lead to problems. That is why one must work to catch them early on, to help limit the damage. If you or a loved one begins to display the below symptoms, we recommend making an appointment to test for imbalances:

  • Unexpected weight loss or gain.
  • Blurred vision.
  • Being overly sensitive to the cold or heat.
  • Thinning hair.
  • Increased feelings of nervousness, anxiety, or irritability.
  • Muscle weakness.
  • Frequent urination.
  • Depression.

How Are Hormonal Imbalances Tested?   

To hone in on what is causing your hormonal imbalances, our team can administer a variety of different tests. Our doctors will carefully evaluate your symptoms before determining which form of testing will work best for you. These tests can include:

  • Blood tests.
  • Pelvic exams.
  • Ultrasound.
  • Thyroid scans.
  • Biopsies.
  • MRIs.
  • X-rays.

What Is The Outlook After A Test?

Early detection of a hormonal issue will yield the best results when trying to correct it. Our expert staff will analyze the results of your test to craft the perfect treatment plan for you. Hormonal supplements or various medications may be prescribed to help get your body back to normal production levels. However, extreme cases may require surgery to fully treat the issue at hand.