Health Conditions

Hormone Imbalance, Male & Female

Hormone Imbalance affects both men and women

Female Hormone Imbalance

Symptoms of hormone imbalance in women may begin as early as the late 20’s to the 40’s and may be marked by symptoms such as allergies, depression, fatigue and anxiety, fibrocystic breasts and PMS.

Symptoms of hormone imbalance tend to increase as a woman ages, especially if ignored in the earlier years, and this phase is usually referred to as the Menopause. This phase is marked by decreased production of estrogen and progesterone and irregular periods.

Often a woman will begin to experience menopause symptoms like hot flashes, weight gain, insomnia, fatigue and mood swings.

Male Hormone Imbalance

The levels of the male sex hormone – testosterone decline with advancing age which causes a change in the ratio of estrogen to testosterone in the body. A point is reached when the levels of Testosterone become so low that estrogen finally begins to dominate – this phase in a man’s life is often referred to as Andropause or The Male Menopause.

Symptoms of estrogen dominance include: enlarged prostate, urinary problems, low sex drive, impotence, diabetes, allergies, depression, fatigue, foggy thinking, increased risk of stroke, infertility, rapid increase in weight and osteoporosis to name a few.

If the body has a proper balance of testosterone to estrogen, many of these symptoms can be alleviated. Learn more about natural hormone replacement therapy for men.

How we treat Hormone Imbalance at our Clearwater clinic

Many hormone creams, pills, and potions on the market are purchased and used indiscriminately. A more scientific way to deal with the regulation of hormones, however, is to measure their levels in the urine with a 24-hour lab test and then design a nutrition and hormone replacement program to bring the levels to normal.

We have helped many Tamp Bay residents to balance their hormones and we can help you. Call 727 466 6789 at our Clearwater office for an appointment.

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About Dr. Minkoff

Dr. David Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement. He then completed both a Pediatric Residency and a Fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of California at San Diego. He worked at the University of California and Children’s Hospitals in San Diego as an attending physician in infectious disease while conducting original research on Ribaviron, a broad spectrum anti-viral agent to fight disease. He also co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine. In 1992, Dr. Minkoff’s attended a lecture by Dr. Jeffrey Bland, widely considered the father of functional medicine, during which he had a eureka moment, and began pursuing the alternative health field with a vengeance, studying under the most accomplished thought leaders on natural & integrative healing. In 1997 Dr. Minkoff and his wife set up a small clinic to help friends with their medical problems. What began as an experiment blossomed into Lifeworks Wellness Center, one of the most successful clinics for complementary medicine in the United States.