Hormone Imbalances

Hormonal Treatment in Fort Collins & Loveland, CO

Hormonal Imbalance in Fort Collins & Loveland

Hormonal imbalance symptoms can affect every aspect of your life. Hormone imbalances occur when your body produces too much or too little of a certain hormone, or if the body becomes resistant to the activity of a specific hormone. Symptoms can include mood changes, insomnia, hot flashes, low libido, and weight gain. At The Women’s Clinic of Northern Colorado, we specialize in hormone replacement therapy to treat hormonal imbalances in Fort Collins and Loveland, CO. We understand how challenging it can be to navigate the symptoms of a hormone imbalance. Our hormone imbalance treatment options are highly personalized to your specific health needs and goals and can significantly reduce your symptoms and improve your quality of life. Call us today to schedule a consultation to discuss treatment.

What Is a Hormone Imbalance?

Hormones are your body’s chemical messengers. This means they are sent throughout your body to regulate physiology and behavior. A hormone imbalance occurs when your body produces too much or too little of a certain hormone. Humans have over 50 different types of hormones in their body, and an imbalance can cause uncomfortable symptoms that affect your metabolism, growth and development, reproduction, sexual function, mood, sleep-wake cycle, and homeostasis.

What Are the Symptoms of a Hormone Imbalance In Women?

The symptoms you experience will vary depending on what type of hormonal imbalance you have and how severe it is. Most women experience many different symptoms. If you notice any of these symptoms, it’s important to make an appointment with us so that we can do testing. These symptoms could also indicate another illness or disease:

  • Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Unexplained weight gain or loss
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • High cholesterol
  • Dry hair and skin
  • Dark skin on your armpit or the back and sides of your neck
  • Acne
  • Hair loss
  • Increase in body hair
  • Hot flashes
  • Infertility
  • Irregular periods
  • Low libido
  • Heavy periods
  • Vaginal dryness

What Are Hormonal Imbalance Treatment Options?

The treatment we recommend for your hormone imbalance will depend on the underlying cause and severity. If you have low hormone levels, we will recommend hormone replacement therapy. Elevated hormone levels can be treated with medication, radiation, or surgery. We will also create a personalized treatment plan for the underlying cause or related conditions of your hormonal imbalance, such as menopause, PCOS, thyroid disease, and infertility.

The Importance of Bioidentical Hormone Treatment

Bioidentical hormones are synthetic hormones that are created in a laboratory. They are designed to mimic the function of the hormones that are naturally produced in your body. If you have low hormone levels, taking bioidentical hormones can increase the levels of hormones in your blood and relieve the symptoms of a hormone imbalance. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy uses hormones that are derived from plants. The most common bioidentical hormones are estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. They are available as a pill, patch, cream, gel, implanted pellet, or an injection.

Common Conditions Caused by Hormone Imbalances

Without treatment, a hormone imbalance can increase your risk of developing certain disorders. While some of these conditions, such as menopause, can be a natural part of the lifespan, treating the hormone imbalance may still have health benefits, especially for women with severe symptoms. The most common conditions caused by hormone imbalances are:

  • Menopause/Perimenopause – When you are near menopause, your ovaries produce too little estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Because women have receptors for these hormones in all organs, the symptoms experienced by low hormones can be multiple and severe.
  • Thyroid Disease – Hormone imbalances can cause thyroid disease. The two types of thyroid disease are hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.
  • Infertility – The leading cause of infertility is hormonal imbalances. Conditions like PCOS and anovulation can cause infertility or make it much harder to conceive.

Why Choose The Women’s Clinic of Northern Colorado

At The Women’s Clinic of Northern Colorado, our mission is to always care for all women. We have been providing highly personalized women’s health services to our community since 1965. We specialize in women’s healthcare, including annual exams, family planning, infertility, menopause, genetic counseling, cancer testing, and more. We use state-of-the-art technology and equipment in a warm, welcoming environment. Our goal is to provide the best care for women and to be a pioneer in our field.

Schedule a Consultation for Hormonal Imbalance Treatment

If you are showing symptoms of a hormonal imbalance, call us today or contact us online. We will schedule a consultation to determine the best testing options to evaluate the root cause of your symptoms. We offer various hormone testing services including blood, saliva, and urine. We are proud to offer individualized hormonal imbalance treatment options by highly trained providers in Fort Collins and Loveland, CO.