Hormonal Imbalance

Andrea Reiche, MD

OB-GYN located in Van Nuys, CA

As a leading OB/GYN in the Los Angeles area, Andrea Reiche, MD, helps you determine the root cause of your hormonal imbalance. Women of Van Nuys, California, trust the team of expert providers at Andrea Reiche, MD, Inc. for all their female healthcare needs. To balance your hormones and restore your health, call the office or use the online scheduling feature to book an appointment today.

Hormonal Imbalance Q & A

What are hormones?

A hormone is a chemical messenger that your endocrine glands create to help operate most of your major bodily functions, such as mood, hunger, and reproduction. When your hormones are properly balanced, your body functions optimally, and you feel your best. 

What are some common symptoms of a hormonal imbalance?

Many factors can disrupt your endocrine system and cause a hormone imbalance. Unfortunately, the longer your hormones are out of whack, the longer it takes to get them properly synced again. 

Some of the signs and symptoms of hormonal imbalance are:

  • Difficulty losing weight or sudden weight gain
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Prolonged fatigue
  • Thinning hair or hair loss
  • Brittle nails
  • Low libido

Vaginal dryness is a particularly troubling symptom of hormonal imbalance that strikes women during menopause.

Who can develop a hormonal imbalance?

Hormonal imbalances typically strike at certain stages of life, such as puberty, pregnancy, perimenopause, or menopause. 

Your hormones can also get off kilter because of poor diet, sleep deprivation, trauma, exposure to environmental toxins, certain medications, or chronic disease. 

How is a hormone imbalance treated?

Your Andrea Reiche, MD, Inc. health team can get to the bottom of your hormone imbalance to treat the root cause. Each person’s situation has its own complexities, so balancing hormones is highly customized to meet your needs. 

The clinic offers the most advanced hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to supplement your natural hormone production. HRT is available in a multitude of formats, such as pills, creams, gels, pellets, patches, and injections. Dr. Reiche helps determine which method is best for your unique needs.

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

As their name hints, bioidentical hormones are identical in structure to the hormones your body naturally produces. They are made in a lab from wild yams and work in your body exactly as your natural hormones do. In fact, your body can’t tell the difference between the two. 

The team at Andrea Reiche, MD, Inc. uses bioidentical hormones to correct hormone imbalances.

When you’re ready to stabilize your hormones, call the office or use the online scheduling feature to schedule a consultation today.