Health Conditions

Hormone Imbalance, Male & Female

Hormone Imbalance

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

In 1995, Dr. Minkoff's wife became ill and her physicians couldn't find what was wrong. Not accepting their "no hope" conclusion, Dr. Minkoff went on a search to help her which led him out of emergency medicine into complementary and alternative medicine to find the answers. In the process he gained expertise in Biological medicine, heavy metal detoxification, anti-aging medicine, hormone replacement therapy, functional medicine, energy medicine, neural and prolotherapy, homeopathy and optimum nutrition. He studied under the masters in each of these disciplines until he became an expert in his own right. The answers he found were soon in demand when others learned of his wife’s return to good health. In response to this, he and his wife, Sue Minkoff RN established LifeWorks Wellness Center in 1997 and it quickly became one of the most comprehensive complementary and alternative medicine clinics in the U.S.