Health & Wellness Center Located In Long Island City, Astoria, & Murray Hill, New York, NY
If you experience new or unusual symptoms, like fatigue, reduced muscle mass, or unplanned weight gain, a hormone imbalance could be the reason. At neXendo Wellness in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens and the Murray Hill neighborhood of Manhattan, Anastasios Manessis, MD, FACE, ECNU, ABOM, and his experienced team offer endocrinology services to balance your hormones and improve your quality of life. Call the nearest New York City office or book an appointment online today.
Endocrinology Q & A
What is endocrinology?
Endocrinology deals with the endocrine glands and the hormones they make. Hormones help control your metabolism, weight, sex characteristics, blood sugar, and much more.
You might have an imbalance of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, thyroid hormone, or insulin. Or your body might not use insulin properly if you have Type 2 diabetes. A hormone imbalance can cause many unpleasant symptoms, which is why exceptional endocrinology care at neXendo Wellness is beneficial.
What are the symptoms of a hormone imbalance?
Symptoms linked with a hormone imbalance include:
- Weight loss or weight gain
- Metabolism changes
- Hair thinning
- Skin changes
- High blood sugar
- Changes in appetite
- Reduced sex drive
- Sexual dysfunction
- Changes in thirst and urination
- Other mood changes
- Vision problems
- Slow-healing sores
- Frequent infections
If you think you’re suffering from a hormone imbalance or you’re just not feeling right, see the neXendo Wellness team for an evaluation.
What are the risk factors for a hormone imbalance?
A hormone imbalance can happen to anyone, but certain things increase your chance of experiencing one. Examples include:
- Family history of hormone imbalance
- Hormone therapy
- Menopause in women
- Older age
- Some medications
- Cancer treatments
- Eating disorders
- Stress, trauma, and injuries
- Thyroid disorders
- Birth control pills
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in women
To find the root cause of a hormone imbalance, your specialist reviews your medical history. They discuss your symptoms, complete a physical exam, and evaluate the results of a blood test. In some cases, your provider refers you for an ultrasound or other imaging procedures.
What are common endocrinology treatments?
Your endocrinology treatment plan can include one or more of the following:
Lifestyle changes that help better balance your hormones include losing weight, eating healthy, and exercising regularly. Get plenty of sleep, reduce your stress, and avoid smoking and drinking excessive amounts of alcohol.
Taking oral medications can help you control high blood sugar caused by Type 2 diabetes, thyroid hormone problems, or other hormone-related disorders.
Receiving insulin injections helps you control high blood sugar if you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.
Hormone therapy can increase low levels of estrogen, progesterone, or testosterone to reduce unpleasant symptoms. Common hormone therapies include shots, pills, patches, creams, gels, sprays, and vaginal applications.
In the case of a severe thyroid gland disorder, tumor, or complications linked with uncontrolled diabetes, you may require surgery.
If you’ve been diagnosed with a hormone problem or suspect that you have one and need exceptional endocrinology services, call the neXendo Wellness office to schedule an appointment. You can also book one online today.