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Hormone Imbalance Treatment in Albuquerque, NM

A hormone imbalance is often the result of an underlying condition, such as menopause or thyroid disease. At Reform ABQ, our Board-Certified Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner Jacqueline Rodgers, MSN, CNP, and the team can help diagnose and treat hormone imbalances. Call Reform ABQ or request an online appointment to learn more about hormone imbalance.


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Hormone Imbalance FAQ

The Answers You Need

Hormones control many of your body’s essential functions, including metabolism, mood, and temperature. When you have too much or too little of a hormone, your body can’t function the way it should, causing a hormone imbalance and potentially significant symptoms. Lifestyle, food intolerances, gut health, chronic stress, and environmental toxins may contribute to hormone imbalance. Other causes include:

  • Thyroid disorder: The thyroid is the butterfly-shaped gland at the base of the front of your neck that controls your digestive function, ability to regulate temperature, metabolize food, and more. Some thyroid disorders include Hashimoto’s (autoimmune thyroiditis), hypothyroidism (low hormone production), and hyperthyroidism.

  • Adrenal dysfunction: Your adrenal glands sit atop each kidney and produce many essential hormones, including cortisol, which regulates your stress response. Adrenal dysfunction causes ineffective production of hormones, causing symptoms such as fatigue and other signs of hormonal imbalance.

  • Low hormone production: As you age, your body naturally reduces the production of many hormones, including insulin and common sex hormones like estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Low hormone production causes symptoms associated with perimenopause and low testosterone. 

What causes a hormone imbalance?

Symptoms of hormone imbalances relate to which hormones are out of balance. Hormone imbalance can cause a broad range of symptoms, including:

  • Night sweats

  • Hot flashes

  • Weight gain or loss

  • Fatigue

  • Anxiety or depression

  • Muscle weakness

  • Body aches

  • Joint pain

  • Increased or decreased heart rate

  • Low libido

  • Mood changes​

What are the signs of a hormone imbalance?

Hormone imbalances can cause or contribute to many conditions, including chronic stress and fatigue, obesity, infertility, premature ejaculation, anxiety, depression, and acne.

Other conditions associated with hormone imbalance include: 

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fluid-filled cysts, elevated androgens, irregular menstrual cycles, and poor ovarian function

  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS), discomfort, and a wide variety of signs and symptoms, including mood swings, tender breasts, food cravings, fatigue, irritability, and depression

  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), severe PMS-associated symptoms 

  • Menopause and perimenopause, symptoms associated with low estrogen production

  • Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability for a man to achieve or maintain an erection 

What conditions are associated with hormone imbalance?

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