Carline Louis-Jacques, MD -  - OB-GYN

Center for Healthier Living

Carline Louis-Jacques, MD

OB-GYN located in Torrance, CA

Hormonal Imbalance Specialist

Hormonal imbalances are a natural part of aging, and they can occur for other reasons as well. As a top ob-gyn in Torrance, CA, Dr. Louis-Jacques provides a wide array of treatment options to help balance hormone fluctuations so women can enjoy optimal health and wellness.

Hormonal Imbalance Q&A

What are the symptoms of hormonal imbalance?

Hormonal imbalance can cause symptoms throughout your body, including:

  • hot flashes

  • night sweats

  • fatigue

  • insomnia

  • low sex drive

  • vaginal dryness

  • urinary incontinence

  • weight gain

  • inability to concentrate or think clearly

  • irritability and other mood changes

Significant hormonal imbalances can also increase your risk for certain diseases and health conditions including heart disease and stroke.

What causes hormonal imbalance?

The most common cause of hormonal imbalance in women is a polycystic ovarian syndrome. Polycystic ovarian syndrome affects women starting from mid-teens on, causing an increase in androgen steroids and a change in the production of estrogen and progesterone, hormones vital for reproduction but which also have a significant effect on many other functions. Other causes of hormonal imbalances include:

  • certain types of birth control methods

  • uterine fibroids

  • chronic medical conditions like thyroid disease and diabetes

  • premenstrual syndrome

  • breastfeeding

  • obesity

How can hormonal imbalances be treated?

Treatment depends on what's causing the hormonal imbalance to occur. Dr. Louis-Jacques will begin by determining the cause of your hormonal balance through a physical exam and possibly medical testing or lab work. In many cases, hormone replacement therapy with bioidentical hormones can help rebalance hormones by replacing the hormones lost due to menopause. In other cases, taking birth control pills or changing birth control methods may help. Some hormonal imbalances can be addressed through lifestyle changes such as losing weight or treating underlying medical issues like thyroid disease, or through natural supplements and other products aimed at remedying specific symptoms like moodiness, insomnia or vaginal dryness. Many women find they benefit from an approach that combines more than one type of treatment to help relieve a wide array of symptoms. Dr. Louis-Jacques will work with you to determine the best approach for you.

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