Bianca Chiara, MD: Hoboken NJ Functional Medicine Clinic
Hormone Issues Doctor Hoboken NJ: Hormones, including estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, thyroid, cortisol and melatonin play a vital role in health and well-being. However, they must be perfectly balanced to feel good.
They are also vital for heart health, brain function and bone health. Accurate testing is essential to appropriate treatment. We only use natural hormones that are the same as what your body produces if replacement is needed.
Imbalances in hormones can occur at any age and lead to conditions such as:
- Abdominal fat
- Loss of sex drive
- Muscle wasting
- PMS & hot flashes
- Mood swings
- Trouble sleeping
Thyroid disorders effect women far more than men and in fact 1 of 8 women will develop thyroid problems during their life. Common symptoms of thyroid disease include nervousness, fatigue, menstrual changes, feeling bloated, racing heartbeat, aches and pains, weight gain, high cholesterol, heat intolerance and feeling cold.
Adrenal Gland Disorders
Adrenal glands are small glands located on the top of each kidney. When these glands make too much or not enough hormones they can cause symptoms which include upper body obesity, round face & neck, thinning arms & legs, skin problems, high blood pressure and muscle & bone weakness.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome occurs in 5% – 10% of women and is the most common cause of infertility. Common symptoms of POCS include irregular or no periods, obesity, acne, access hair growth and a higher risk of high blood pressure & heart disease.
Menopause occurs when a woman has surpassed the 12 month mark since her last menstruation. Commons symptoms include hot flashes, sleep disturbance, vaginal dryness, anxiety and depression.
Andropause is often referred to as “male menopause” and occurs as men get older and their testosterone levels drop. Commons symptoms include reduced muscle mass, increased body fat, depression and erectile dysfunction.
Treating the Root Causes of Hormonal Issues with Functional Medicine
The first step to treating hormonal imbalances and issues is identifying the root causes of the disorder. Through a detailed analysis of each patients history and lifestyle along with extensive testing which may include lab health testing; Dr. Chiara will be able to formulate a proper treatment protocol. Our treatment focus is on nutrition, lifestyle, stress management, herbals and neutraceuticals/supplements, as well as pharmaceutical options when necessary. It is a truly holistic approach, open to incorporating eastern and western medicine options and being directed by the patient’s preference, combined with considerations of safety and efficacy for the health concerns being addressed.
Smart, Knowledgeable & Pleasant. This doctor is the best I’ve met she was extremely knowledgeable. I have not been able to loose weight since I had my child 6y ears ago. She was able to diagnose and point me in the right direction. I have a metabolic syndrome and a insulin resistance. with proper diet and medication I will be able to be healed. I have been to doctor after doctor they all said go to the gym work out and watch what you eat. I am thankful she was able to see beyond. I highly recommend her!