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Male and Female Hormone Balance

Hormones are a major foundation of the cellular functions inside the body. Though unseen and often overlooked, hormones must maintain a careful balance to avoid causing health complications. Even the slightest disruption in hormone balance can have major consequences in the body. Though this can happen to anyone at any age, hormone changes are especially common with age. Our goal is to diagnose and treat male and female hormone imbalance with natural, biologically-friendly treatments.

Did you know…

women aren’t the only ones who experience age-related hormone changes? Men are also susceptible, usually experiencing a gradual drop in testosterone. This process, often referred to as ‘andropause’, can refer to a drop in either testosterone or androgen levels. Unlike women, who experience dramatic hormone drops due to menopause, men usually experience a gradual hormonal decline over the course of many years.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need dermatological treatment for hives?

If you have suffered with or are currently suffering from a bout of hives, you should seek the care of a dermatologist. Though most hives are benign, some are an indication of an underlying disease. A physical exam, lab work, and other tests may reveal the cause of your hives and also help determine the best course of treatment. Some hives go away on their own. Others require a doctor’s intervention to prevent and treat them.

What should I expect during hive treatments?

The first line of defense for hives is an antihistamine. Your dermatologist may prescribe one to help alleviate itching and also prevent new hives from developing. You may be advised to take your antihistamine simultaneously with other topical and oral medications, such as steroid creams, antibiotics, and anti-inflammatories.

Is there anything I can do to prevent hives?

Hives are very common, and literally anyone can get them. If your hives occur in acute and sporadic episodes, you are probably suffering from an allergy. The easiest way to avoid them is by avoiding the external factors that are known to cause them, such as pets, insects, certain medications, dairy, nuts, shellfish, eggs, and fruits. You may benefit from allergen testing to determine if there are any substances or environmental factors you should avoid in order to prevent hives.