Hormonal Imbalance

Anti-Aging by the Sea

Cynthia N. Frazier, MD

Wellness Center located in Southport, NC

A hormonal imbalance can impact nearly every aspect of a person's life. Everyone, women and men, may experience a sharp decline in hormones as they age and Dr. Cynthia Frazier at Anti-Aging by the Sea in Southport, North Carolina is here to help. Now a natural and highly effective way to resolve hormone imbalance through bioidentical hormone replacement. Call for your appointment with Dr. Frazier today and feel better tomorrow.

Hormonal Imbalance Q & A

What is the role of hormones in the body?

Hormones act as chemical messengers. The organs that create and secrete hormones include:

  • The pancreas
  • The hypothalamus
  • The thyroid gland
  • The adrenal glands
  • The pituitary glands
  • The ovaries and testes
  • The thyroid and parathyroid glands

Sex hormones

  • Estrogen
  • Testosterone
  • Progesterone

Metabolic hormones

  • Insulin
  • Adrenalin
  • Cortisol
  • Thyroid hormones

After secretion, the hormones move to many different parts of the body to attach to receptors and direct the cells. When the hormones are properly balanced, a person looks and feels their best. However, when hormones are imbalanced it can cause some very unpleasant side effects.

What are the signs of hormonal imbalance?

The most common signs of hormonal imbalance in women include:

  • Hot flashes

  • Insomnia

  • Reduced libido

  • Mood Swings

  • Weight gain

  • Memory problems

The most common signs of hormonal imbalance in men include:

  • Mood swings

  • Reduced libido

  • Hair loss

  • Decrease in muscle mass

  • Weight gain

What can regulate hormones?

Nutrition and lifestyle can help regulate hormones. If the hormones aren't balanced, neither is the metabolism. If hormones aren't balanced, testing can reveal specific problems. Dr. Frazier can recommend lifestyle and dietary changes that can help regulate the hormones. Additionally, bioidentical hormone replacement can replace depleted hormones to bring the body into a state of greatly improved overall health.

What are bioidentical hormones?

Bioidentical hormones are identical in chemical structure to those hormones produced by the human body. They are made in a lab from diosgenin obtained from wild yam.  Many different bioidentical hormones are available through pharmaceutical companies. They can also be compounded by specialized pharmacies in specific doses.

How are bioidentical hormones administered?

Bioidentical hormones can be administered as patches, creams, troches, vaginal suppositories, pills, injections, or pellets. The hormones may perform differently depending on the route of administration. This explains why the dosing is not consistent with different routes.

How long does it take to get results from bioidentical hormone replacement?

Many patients notice a positive change almost immediately. Over the next few weeks, the hormonal imbalance will be corrected, allowing for a dramatic reduction or even elimination of symptoms.