"A healthy human body produces many different chemicals called hormones. These hormones can affect your energy, physical growth, metabolism, reproductive organs, and more.
Sometimes, your hormones may become unbalanced due to aging or medical conditions. Hormonal imbalances can cause a wide range of unpleasant symptoms, including fatigue, depression, low libido, loss of mental clarity and weight gain.
Hormone management, or hormone therapy, seeks to restore the natural balance of hormones in your body. Treatment may involve lifestyle changes to boost natural hormone production or prescription medications with bioidentical hormones to replace the hormones your body has stopped producing.
What health conditions can cause hormone imbalances?
Many different medical conditions can disrupt hormone production. These conditions might include:
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
Tumors or cysts
Hormonal contraceptives, exposure to certain chemicals, or negative lifestyle choices may also trigger hormone imbalances. Additionally, obesity and sleep deprivation can affect your hormone production."