Weight Loss and Vitality
Medical Weight Loss & Cosmetic Surgery located in Alexandria, VA, Manassas, VA, Washington, DC & Gaithersburg, MD
Hormone disorders are a common cause of weight gain, fatigue, low mood, and decreased sex drive in both men and women. With help from the team at Weight Loss and Vitality, you can get relief from imbalanced hormones and improve your quality of life and overall well-being. With locations in Manassas and Alexandria, Virginia; and Washington, DC, the team serves patients of all ages dealing with hormone disorders and related medical conditions. To schedule a consultation, use the online booking tool or call today.
Hormone Disorders Q & A
What are hormone disorders?
Hormone disorders are medical conditions that result from hormonal imbalances, either when too many or too few hormones are produced. Your hormones, including estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, are crucial to regulating normal bodily functions such as a woman’s menstrual cycle, fertility and sex drive for men and women, weight management, and mood.
What are the symptoms of hormone disorders?
Symptoms of hormone disorders can vary in intensity depending on the severity of your hormone disorder. Symptoms can also fluctuate based on the time of the month, your diet, stress levels, and other factors. Some symptoms of hormone disorders include:
- Weight gain, especially in the abdominal area
- Low mood, depression, or anxiety
- Hot flashes or increased sweating
- Decreased sex drive or sexual performance
It can be easy to shrug off the symptoms of a hormone disorder as a normal part of aging or a busy lifestyle, but testing and treatment can help you feel better and more confident.
What conditions are caused by hormone disorders?
Hormone disorders in women can present the following conditions:
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
- Hirsutism, or excessive body hair growth
- Cushing’s syndrome
- Menopause and perimenopause
Depending on your age and symptoms, the team can determine what types of testing to perform to identify your diagnosis.
For men, hormone disorders can show up as:
- Hypogonadism, also known as low testosterone
- Erectile dysfunction (ED)
Treatments are available to address your symptoms, support any weight loss goals you may have, and treat any medical condition that’s been caused by hormone disorders or imbalances.
How are hormone disorders diagnosed?
At Weight Loss and Vitality, the team offers a complex panel of hormone tests using samples of your blood, urine, and saliva to identify the cause of your hormone disorder. Samples are collected in the office and tested to determine which of your hormones are affected and if you’re experiencing too many or too few hormones. This testing also guides treatment using appropriate dosages if you’re prescribed medication.
How are hormone disorders treated?
The team at Weight Loss and Vitality offers many different treatment options for hormones disorders, either as hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or testosterone therapy (TT). These treatments can balance your hormones using:
- Oral medications
- Topical patches
- Creams and gels
- Pellets placed under your skin
The team closely monitors your dosage to provide the right about of hormones to create balance and relieve your symptoms.
To get help for any hormone disorder, visit Weight Loss and Vitality by calling or booking an appointment online now.
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