Hormonal Imbalances

Hormones, produced by the endocrine glands and our body’s chemical messengers, regulate nearly every function in our body. A disruption in this carefully regulated system can be a contributing factor in chronic pain.

Hormonal imbalances affect both men and women but are most commonly seen in adults after they reach middle age. Diet, lifestyle, and environmental factors, as well as a number of conditions, such as thyroid disease, polycystic ovary syndrome, low estrogen, or low testosterone, can all cause hormonal imbalances resulting in symptoms such as musculoskeletal pain, increased pain sensitivity, fatigue, headaches, and a host of other problems, including depression, loss of mental acuity, infertility and loss of libido.

At the Kaplan Center, our physicians have years of experience treating patients with hormonal imbalances, and we completely reject the notion that “you just have to live with it.”

At your first visit, your Kaplan physician will take time exploring the onset of your condition, the specific nature of your symptoms and the overall status of your health. You’ll also be asked about the medications and therapies you’ve tried in the past, and what has and hasn’t worked for you. To gather additional information about your condition, specialized diagnostic laboratory testing may be necessary.

After reviewing all of the factors contributing to your condition, your physician will spend time talking with you about your diagnosis and working with you to create a customized and multi-dimensional treatment plan that addresses not only your immediate pain but also any possible underlying or co-existing conditions that may be causing or aggravating your symptoms.

We offer a multitude of effective treatment options, including:

We are here for you, and we want to help.

Our goal is to return you to optimal health as soon as possible. To schedule an appointment please call: 703-532-4892

Additional Resources:

Kaplan Publication: Pregnancy and Infertility Strategies Available at the Kaplan Center
Fact Sheet: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) by Womenshealth.gov/US Department of Health and Human Services