Imbalanced hormones can create issues with mood stabilization, conception, and regulation of the menstrual cycle. Also, for those women turning 40 or 50 a range of symptoms such as a loss of sex drive, memory and concentration issues, weight gain, hot flashes, irregular menstrual cycles, vaginal dryness, urinary incontinence, depression, and changes in sleep patterns can present because of the dramatic shift in hormone levels. Hormone imbalances can contribute to:
Conditions related to imbalanced hormones include:
Establishing a baseline is crucial when determining if hormone therapy is necessary and Dr. Raisen can work with patients to develop a program tailored to their unique needs.
Once the hormone levels become balanced. You will start to feel to better. Your moods will be balanced. Your energy will increase, your feeling of fatigue will decrease, and your libido will be back to a level you once had.
A blood and urine sample will be taken during testing to evaluate the patient’s hormone and nutrient levels. Some of the specific tests performed include:
At Brentwood Concierge Medicine, Dr. Raisen works with women to ensure that they are monitoring their health using several techniques. She will evaluate your hormone levels, systemic and gastrointestinal function during this visit. When a new patient arrives for a concierge visit, she will first need to fill out a questionnaire. The form is extensive and covers all of the basic medical questions in addition to questions regarding symptoms, concerns, medical, dental, and personal histories, exercise and diet habits, emotional/mental health, and an environmental and detoxification assessment. Dr. Raisen will provide pap exams and breast exams in addition to hormone testing and evaluation as well when needed.