Female Sexual Hormones (PCOS) in Tarzana, CA

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What are Female Hormonal Imbalances?

Female hormonal imbalances can manifest in various conditions that significantly impact a woman's health and well-being. Dr. Yehuda Handelsman treats a variety of female hormonal imbalances, including polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), menopause, and hirsutism. PCOS is associated with irregular periods, infertility, abnormal body hair growth (hirsutism), obesity, and an increased risk of heart disease. Proper management of PCOS is crucial for maintaining overall health. Additionally, menopause marks a significant hormonal transition in a woman's life. It occurs when the ovaries gradually decrease their production of estrogen and progesterone, leading to the cessation of menstrual periods and the end of egg production. Hirsutism is a condition characterized by excessive growth of dark or coarse hair in a male-like pattern, typically affecting areas, such as the face, chest, and back. Understanding and addressing these hormone imbalances are essential for the well-being of women. To learn more about treating and managing these issues, contact Yehuda Handelsman, M.D. in Tarzana, CA.

Female hormonal imbalances are complex conditions that affect numerous aspects of a woman's health. Dr. Handelsman specializes in treating these imbalances, including polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), menopause, and hirsutism. Symptoms can vary widely depending on the specific hormonal imbalance, but typically include:

  • Irregular or missed periods
  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Excessive hair growth in unusual areas
  • Weight gain or difficulty losing weight
  • Thinning hair on the scalp
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Mood changes
  • Fatigue

How are Female Hormonal Imbalances Treated?

The treatment approaches for female hormone imbalances, such as PCOS, menopause, and hirsutism, vary based on the specific condition and its underlying causes. For PCOS, management often involves a combination of lifestyle modifications, such as regular exercise, a healthy diet, weight management, and medication, to regulate hormones and improve symptoms, like irregular periods and infertility.

In the case of menopause, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may be recommended to alleviate symptoms, like hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and mood changes. However, pursuing HRT depends on individual factors and should be discussed with Dr. Handelsman.

Hirsutism treatment options include medications that reduce excessive hair growth, such as anti-androgens and topical creams. Additionally, cosmetic treatments, like laser hair removal, can help manage unwanted hair. Overall, treatment for these conditions aims to alleviate symptoms, improve quality of life, and reduce associated health risks. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Handelsman to learn more, and develop a personalized care plan for your specific needs.

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If you are experiencing symptoms of female hormonal imbalances or have been diagnosed with conditions, like PCOS, menopause, or hirsutism, it's important to take action and seek appropriate care at Yehuda Handelsman, M.D.. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Handelsman in Tarzana, CA to discuss your concerns, receive a proper diagnosis, and develop a personalized treatment plan. By actively engaging in your health and well-being, you can take control of your hormone imbalances, improve your quality of life, and safeguard your long-term health.

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What does PCOS mean?

PCOS stands for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. It is characterized by prolonged or irregular menstrual periods or excess androgen levels.

What causes PCOS?

The exact cause of PCOS is unknown, but it's believed to involve a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Insulin resistance and hormonal imbalances may play a role. Women with PCOS are more likely to have a mother or sister with the condition, suggesting a genetic link.

Can PCOS affect your chances of getting pregnant?

Yes, PCOS can impact fertility. It may cause irregular ovulation or anovulation (absence of ovulation), which can lead to difficulties in conceiving. Women with PCOS might also experience higher rates of miscarriages. Dr. Handelsman can help you manage your PCOS for your best possible fertility.

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