A hormone specialist specializes in treating patients with hormonal disorders and imbalances. Our hormones have a specific role in helping our bodily systems run smoothly. Hormones affect our growth, metabolism, mood, sleep, and reproductive health. Should there be an imbalance as a natural result of aging or a medical condition, you will experience symptoms that can range from mild to severe, enough to affect your well-being. Unusually high hormone levels are also indicative of a medical condition.
A hormone specialist can restore your hormone levels to normal using proven, effective, and the latest in hormone therapies, so your body’s systems work properly.
Conditions A Hormone Specialist Can Treat
A hormone specialist can treat a wide variety of conditions. Men and women both can experience hormonal imbalances.
Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance in Women
- Excessive facial hair
- Heavy or irregular periods
- Hot flashes
- Uterine bleeding
- Low sex drive
Hormonal imbalance in women is usually caused by stress, menstruation, pregnancy, menopause, or conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome and hypothyroidism.
Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance in Men
- Cognitive decline
- Loss of muscle mass
- Weight gain
- Unexplained weight loss
- Hair loss
- Erectile dysfunction
- Low sperm count
- Low sex drive
More men tend to accept these symptoms as a natural part of aging, however, they are really caused by a hormonal imbalance. Men begin to decrease testosterone production and male growth hormone declines beginning the age of 30, albeit slowly. However, the moment men reach the age of 40, the decrease is rapid enough to cause hair loss, increase abdominal fat, loss of muscle mass, and erectile dysfunction. Stress, medication, and lifestyle can also worsen imbalance.
Treatments for Hormone Imbalance in Men and Women
Hormonal imbalance can be treated using a combination of hormone replacement therapies and holistic methods of treatment to address the underlying cause of the imbalance. After all, you cannot restore balance unless you also regain balance in your life. Comprehensive treatment may include functional medicine to restore the balance of natural substances in the body.
Hormone Specialist in Mankato, Minnesota
At Between the Bridges Healing Center in Mankato, Minnesota, Dr. Jeffrey Kotulski, a board-certified integrative holistic medicine doctor, treats patients with hormonal imbalances. He provides Orthomolecular medicine to patients with hormonal imbalances and helps them achieve nutritional balance, which benefits the digestive system, immune system, reproductive organs, and much more. We are one of the very few centers in the country offering this service.
Dr. Kotulski has over 25 years of experience in the field and has a passion for treating patients and helping them live their best life. Addressing hormonal imbalances is just one of the many conditions we treat. We also treat skin issues, weight problems, cardiometabolic disease, neurodegenerative conditions, and chronic stress and anxiety.
If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment with a hormone specialist, Dr. Jeffrey Kotulski, call (507) 388-7488 or use our convenient online request form. We look forward to serving you in our Mankato facility.