Hormone imbalances affect so many bodily functions, including your sleep patterns and weight management. With his extensive background in diagnosing hormonal imbalances and providing bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, top internist Arthur Pinkhasov, MD, can help you. If you suspect that you have a hormone imbalance, or if your current hormone replacement therapy isn’t working, schedule an evaluation at Genuine Care Physician, PC in Forest Hills, New York. You can schedule your appointment by calling the clinic at (516) 262-3612 (Forest Hills) or (516) 419-3366 (Rockaway), or by booking online.
How do I know if I have a hormone imbalance?
Your hormones — such as estrogen and testosterone — regulate every biological function in your body, so when they become imbalanced, you’re probably going to notice. Both men and women could experience:
- Difficulty falling or staying asleep
- Sexual dysfunction
- Difficulty concentrating
- Mood swings
- Unexplained weight fluctuations
A woman whose estrogen is naturally dropping during menopause often experiences unbearable hot flashes and vaginal dryness.
What does hormone replacement therapy do?
Hormone replacement therapy restores your body’s hormone levels — typically estrogen for women and testosterone for men — via injections, creams, gels, or patches, to name a few. It’s important to know that the therapy isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution.
Dr. Pinkhasov checks your hormone levels regularly and makes adjustments as necessary throughout your treatment. In some cases, it takes several months to determine the ideal dosages or hormone formularies for your specific needs.
Plus, as your hormones continue to fluctuate naturally with age, your treatment plan could change. Oftentimes, any uncomfortable side effects you’re experiencing from abnormal hormone levels resolve shortly after you start treatments.
Are bioidentical hormones better than traditional hormones?
Traditional hormone replacement therapy involves medications that are heavily regulated and designed for all patients. This doesn’t give you or Dr. Pinkhasov much flexibility when it comes to finding the best medication for your symptoms or proper dosage.
What’s particularly beneficial about bioidentical hormone therapy plans is that the medications are specifically designed for you, based on your hormone levels. The medications for bioidentical hormones derive from naturally occurring hormone sources, often from yams or soy plants.
Because your own body makes bioidentical hormone treatments, you’re less likely to experience side effects. Your treatments are highly likely to be effective right from the early on in your treatment. Since Dr. Pinkhasov has extensive training and education in diagnosing hormonal imbalances, he’s known for finding the ideal bioidentical treatment for your needs, whether it’s pills, injections, creams, or other types of formulary.
Book your bioidentical hormone replacement therapy evaluation at Genuine Care Physician, PC either by calling the clinic, or by using the online scheduling feature.