Hormonal disorders

What are hormonal disorders?

Hormones are extremely important chemical messengers that control many vital body functions. When the endocrine system has problems producing or responding to hormones, it can cause serious hormonal imbalances. These disorders affect growth, development, metabolism, sexual function, reproduction, sleep, mood and more.

Some common hormonal disorders include:

Diagnosing hormonal disorders usually begins with recognizing abnormal symptoms, getting medical examinations, and having doctor-ordered blood or urine tests to measure hormone levels. Once the specific disorder is identified, hormone therapy medications or supplements can often help restore balance.

This answer was provided for informational purposes only and should not substitute medical advice from a licensed healthcare provider. Consult a doctor if you suspect hormonal issues.

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