Hormonal Imbalance Specialist

German Zermeno, MD

Integrative Medicine & Functional Medicine located in Tustin, CA

While it’s normal for your hormone levels to shift from time to time, if they get out of balance, you can feel it in every aspect of your life. Dr. German Zermeno offers several natural treatments for hormonal imbalance, including hormone replacement pellet therapy. If you’re experiencing a hormonal imbalance, call or book an appointment online today at the American Institute of Natural Medicine in Santa Ana, California.

Hormonal Imbalance Q & A

What is a hormonal imbalance?

Hormones are special chemical messengers created by your endocrine glands to control most of your bodily functions. They form the foundation of your health.

A hormonal imbalance occurs when you have too much or too little of a particular hormone. While you may not realize that your symptoms and health issues are related to a hormonal imbalance, even tiny changes have significant effects throughout your whole body.

What are the symptoms of a hormonal imbalance?

Symptoms often start with a feeling that something isn't quite right with your body. As your hormonal imbalance worsens, your physical and emotional symptoms multiply and their severity and frequency increases.

A broad range of symptoms are associated with hormonal imbalance, depending on which specific hormones are being over- or underproduced. Common symptoms of hormonal imbalance include:

  • Changes in weight
  • Fatigue
  • Changes in bathroom usage
  • Muscle aches, tenderness, and stiffness
  • Pain, stiffness, or swelling in your joints
  • Depression, nervousness, anxiety, or irritability

What causes a hormonal imbalance?

Most hormonal imbalances are related to your lifestyle and the way you take care of yourself. If you have poor lifestyle habits, short-term hormonal events may increase in frequency and become difficult for your body to manage.

The most common causes of hormonal imbalance include:

What you eat

Pre-packaged foods don’t contain a proper balance of nutrients and often contribute a lot of sugar and additives to your diet. An increase in sugar, preservatives, and other chemicals causes hormonal imbalance.

Your body’s response to increased stress

The intensity of stress on the population as a whole continues to rise and affects your hormonal balance, causing an elevation in the hormone cortisol. An increase in cortisol causes a chain reaction that often leads to weight gain and an overall hormonal imbalance.

Hidden toxins and endocrine disruptors

Your endocrine system gets upset easily when exposed to toxins and other endocrine disruptors that are found in many products you use every day.

How is a hormonal imbalance treated?

In addition to providing you with nutrition and lifestyle guidance to improve your overall health, Dr. Zermeno offers bioidentical hormone replacement pellet therapy. Based on your body’s needs and Dr. Zermeno’s specifications, pharmacists use natural plant extracts to create compounds structurally indistinguishable from the hormones your body naturally produces.

Dr. Zermeno inserts these hormone pellets underneath your skin, typically near your hip, to balance your hormone levels. Pellets can help replace several hormones, including:

  • Estradiol
  • Testosterone

Each specially formulated hormone pellet helps you feel younger, more energetic, and healthier than you have in some time.

To get relief from the symptoms associated with hormonal imbalance, call or book an appointment online at the American Institute of Natural Medicine today.