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Hormone disorders are conditions caused by too little or too much of one or more hormones in the body. Hormones are proteins that help tissues and organs perform specific functions. They control the breakdown and use of nutrients within the body; emotions and mood; sexual function, fertility, and reproduction; and overall growth and development.
Feel like you may have a hormonal imbalance? Find a Doctor at Dignity Health to diagnose and treat your hormone disorder. We offer expertise in women’s services at our Bay Area hospitals — Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco, Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, and Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz.
There are many types of hormone disorders, including:
Hormone disorders occur when hormone levels are lower or higher or than normal. Things that can affect hormone levels include:
Symptoms of hormone disorders include:
When you visit one of our doctors, your treatment of hormone disorders will depend on the severity and type of disorder. Your reproductive goals, age, and medical history may also affect your options.
Common treatments for hormone disorders include:
Trust our doctors to find a treatment that helps you feel balanced and in control of your health.