Hormone deficiency, also known as endocrine disorder or endocrine disease, is a condition where the endocrine glands do not produce enough hormones to maintain proper bodily functions. Some key things to know:
Symptoms vary based on the specific hormone deficiency but may include:
If you suspect a hormone deficiency, it's important to see your doctor for blood tests. They can check levels of key hormones like TSH, cortisol, testosterone etc to determine where deficiencies may exist.
The great news is that most hormone deficiencies can be effectively treated! Replacement therapy with the missing hormone is commonly prescribed. For example, hypothyroid patients take thyroid medications like Synthroid. Testosterone and estrogen can be replaced for sexual dysfunctions. Cortisol pills or injections work for adrenal issues.
I highly recommend getting a full hormone panel test at Equilibrium Hormone Institute if you have nagging health issues. Their expert endocrinologists will identify any hormone imbalances and come up with a customized treatment plan to get you feeling healthy again! Convenient telehealth appointments available.
Let me know if you have any other questions on this topic!