My goal is to provide convenient and compassionate gynecological care for women and teens. By spending the time to really get to know my patients, I hope to create a high quality physician-patient bond and maximize the level of care my patients receive.
Hormones are the chemicals in the body that control major bodily functions ranging from digestion and hunger to reproduction and emotions. Hormones are created by different glands in the body and are responsible for normal body function. Sometimes an imbalance occurs when one of the glands doesn’t work properly. This can be due to a change in life such as menopause or due to a medical condition like hypothyroidism. When a person’s hormone levels are too high or too low, her body will not work properly and she will experience an array of symptoms.
What is a hormone imbalance?
What are symptoms of a hormone imbalance?
There are many symptoms that are related to hormone imbalances including:
Anxiety, irritability and depression - Anxiety and depression are clues that you have an imbalance, toxicity, are overworked, stressed out, and most likely aren't nourishing your body the way it needs.
Fatigue - Feeling sluggish, scattered, or mentally foggy.
Insomnia and poor sleep patterns
Low libido - One of the most noticeable symptoms of hormonal imbalance is low libido, which starts with disturbed sleep. Without quality sleep sex hormone production can diminish.
Persistent weight gain – Many people have underlying hormonal imbalances that make it difficult to maintain a healthy weight.
Many of these symptoms are easy to ignore or dismiss. If you feel that your life is negatively affected or if you or a loved one have noticed a change in your body, demeanor, or health, it is a good idea to see a medical professional for a checkup.
How are hormone imbalances treated?
Dr. Goldberg performs a thorough assessment and hormone screening to diagnose a suspected hormone imbalance and to determine the best course of treatment. After identifying the specific issue, she will address a patient’s hormone imbalance using methods which are tailored to the exact nature of the individual’s imbalance. In some instances such as menopause, hormone therapy can be recommended and in other instances lifestyle changes will be all that is required. If you are undergoing any premenopausal symptoms or symptoms related to weight gain, insomnia, or increased acne, Dr. Goldberg can identify what is causing the imbalance and prescribe a regimen or therapy to restore hormonal balance.