While it may not sound like an exciting thing to talk about, the pituitary gland is a big player in what goes right and what goes wrong in your body. This little, pea-sized gland is what’s known as the “master gland.” It controls all your other glands, and everything else in your body for that matter.
If you’re experiencing a pituitary imbalance, meaning the gland isn’t performing as it’s supposed to, none of your other glands will function either. It can throw your hormonal system off-balance pretty quickly. For instance, when the pituitary gland isn’t working, your reproductive system, blood pressure, metabolism, growth, and other bodily functions and systems won’t work well either. You’ll start to notice that something is “off” fairly quickly.
Symptoms Indicating Your Pituitary Gland Is Out of Balance
Even though you may feel only a little “off,” your body is probably struggling with a major issue that will only get worse if you keep ignoring it. In fact, a major cause of pituitary hormone imbalances is the growth of a tumor.
When your body is not producing the hormones it needs to function at peak performance, you could experience:
- Infertility or sexual dysfunction
- Problems with bone and tissue growth
- Menstrual problems and breast growth
- Sleep disorders
- High blood pressure
- Hair loss or excessive hair growth
- Increased sweating
- Swings in your weight, up or down
Certainly, other illnesses or medical treatments can cause these problems. But when the pituitary gland isn’t working as it should, everything else in your body will feel “off” at best and be “life-threatening” at worst. Chemotherapy, radiation, prescription medications, a brain injury or meningitis, also affect how well your pituitary gland functions.
Out-of-balance hormones are responsible for almost every underlying illness. By correcting pituitary hormone imbalances, the other glands will fall back into balance. Your whole body will feel younger and healthier.
Hormone levels can be out-of-balance by being too high or too low. Your pituitary gland can cause your other glands to produce too much or too little of the hormones you need to be healthy and feel your best.
When your pituitary gland fails to operate as it should, you may or may not notice any symptoms right away. Everyone reacts differently to imbalances in their hormone levels; but both men and women both can have problems that will only worsen over time if you don’t seek help.
Treating Pituitary Hormone Imbalances in Women
We specialize in developing hormone-replacement therapy and treatment that will be unique to you. Hormone imbalances can cause life-threatening illnesses and diseases which you should treat as soon as possible.
Even if you’re questioning why you don’t feel quite right, come in for a consultation with one of our specialists. It is better to catch hormone imbalances early to prevent serious health problems in the future.
Whatever Is Causing Your Problem, We Can Help
In many cases, simple lifestyle and food-choice changes can help rebalance your entire system without therapy or drugs. If you are receiving another type of medical treatment that is affecting your hormone levels, we can develop a program to offset the effects of treatments like chemotherapy or radiation as much as possible until the treatment ends.
After doing a thorough evaluation, we will work with you to develop a hormone replacement program and a healthy diet and exercise routine that complement each other to help you look and feel better than ever.