Hormone Imbalance Specialist

Loraine Diego, MD

Gynecologist located in Silverlake, Los Angeles, CA

As a woman, your hormones strike a delicate balance. Even the smallest change, such as PMS, can send your body into chaos or cause physical changes. For women who live with ongoing hormonal imbalance, life can feel extremely challenging. That’s why gynecologist Loraine Diego, MD, offers treatment. She takes a holistic, natural approach to help women in Silver Lake of Los Angeles, California, balance their bodies and feel their best. To learn more, call Loraine Diego, MD, or book your appointment online.

Hormone Imbalance Q & A

How do I know if I have a hormonal imbalance?

Your hormones do a lot for your body. They help regulate:

  • Your stress levels
  • Your appetite
  • Your body temperature
  • Your sleep
  • Your sex drive
  • Your menstrual cycle

Even a small hormonal imbalance can have far-reaching effects, impacting not just your body but also your emotional well being. Some of the most common symptoms of a hormonal imbalance include:

  • Irregular periods
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Intense PMS symptoms
  • Insomnia
  • Thinning hair or hair loss
  • Weight gain
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Dry skin
  • Irritability
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Bloating
  • Breast tenderness

What can I do to balance my hormones?

If you have a hormonal imbalance, Dr. Diego is here to help. Many health care professionals treat hormonal imbalances by simply prescribing a pill, often guessing at the amount of the hormone needed to restore balance to the body. This can unsettle the body and worsen the person’s symptoms. Instead, Dr. Diego takes a natural, holistic approach.

To start, she’ll look at your lifestyle. What are you eating? How much sleep are you getting? What is your environment like? Only after she gets a comprehensive view of your life and overall health does she recommend changes. That may mean introducing a new medication, such as hormone-regulating birth control, to level out your hormone balances. More often, Dr. Diego uses natural solutions to help patients feel better.

What kind of changes can I make to minimize hormonal imbalance?

A small hormone imbalance can have a major impact on your body. Similarly, a seemingly small change in your life can reverse the imbalance, helping you feel healthier.

That could be as simple as changing your diet. Nutritional deficiencies, such as a lack of protein or healthy fats, can wreak havoc on the body. Dr. Diego can recommend supplements that will help your body get what it needs to balance its hormone levels, helping you feel better naturally.

She might also work with you to develop healthier sleep patterns or to improve the health of your environment. Again, this might be incredibly simple, such as changing out your water and air filters. These seemingly small changes can have significant effects on your hormone levels and, as a result, on the way you feel.

If you think you have a hormonal imbalance and want to explore your treatment options, call Loraine Diego, MD, or schedule your appointment online.