Hormone Management

OBGYN Westside, PLLC

OBGYNs located on the Upper West Side, New York, NY

If you’re struggling to lose or maintain weight, have abnormal periods, or have lost your libido, a hormonal issue may be the root cause of your symptoms. The gynecologists at OBGYN Westside, PLLC, on the Upper West Side of New York City, offer customized hormone management services including testing and therapies to restore your hormones and your health. Call OBGYN Westside, PLLC or make an appointment online today.

Hormone Management Q & A

What is hormone management?

Your hormones are substances produced by your body that regulate nearly every bodily function, including your reproductive system. In fact, many gynecological health issues — from polycystic ovarian syndrome to menopause —are due to changes in your hormone levels.

At OBGYN Westside, the doctors offer hormone management services as part of their patient-focused approach to care. They combine conventional medicine with integrative practices to restore your hormonal balance and resolve the root cause of your symptoms. For example, your doctor may recommend dietary changes and nutritional supplements as well as hormone therapy to address your needs. 

Why would I need hormone management?

There are many reasons for hormone management. Some of the common signs of a hormonal imbalance include:

  • Irregular, heavy, or painful periods
  • Weight gain or inability to lose weight
  • Acne breakouts
  • Depression, anxiety, and mood swings
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Painful sex
  • Hot flashes
  • Low or absent sex drive
  • Infertility

Menopause is one of the most common reasons that you might benefit from hormone rebalancing. As you age, your production of hormones, such as estrogen, decreases, which can cause many disruptive symptoms. Often, hormonal management can restore your hormonal balance and alleviate those symptoms so you can maintain a healthy, active life. 

What should I expect during hormone management?   

Hormone management begins with a comprehensive exam and consultation. Your doctor talks with you in detail about your overall health, symptoms, and lifestyle. They provide a physical exam and lab tests to identify the exact root cause of your symptoms. For example, they may need to rule out other health conditions that could cause similar issues and check your hormone levels.

If a hormone imbalance is the cause of your symptoms and health concerns, your doctor creates a customized hormone management plan. Your plan focuses on you as a person and will likely include optimizing your lifestyle and nutrition as these interventions often lead to hormonal rebalancing naturally.  

Some women also benefit from safe and proven supplements or botanical therapies, and may need or choose hormonal options. Hormonal management can be quite complex and ranges from menopause-related hormone therapy to thyroid medications to birth control. 

The doctors at OBGYN Westside are here to explain your options and help you decide on the best course for you.  

If you are concerned about your health and have hormone-related symptoms, call OBGYN Westside or schedule a consultation online today.