Women's Health Specialist

Princeton Endocrinology Associates -  - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Thyroid Specialist

Princeton Endocrinology Associates

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Thyroid Specialists located in Princeton, NJ

Women can experience a variety of unique health concerns throughout their lives. Princeton Endocrinology Associates in Princeton, New Jersey, offers a number of women’s health services to help women address their hormonal health and overall wellness. The practice is led by a team of board-certified endocrinologists dedicated to high-quality, personalized care. To learn more, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Women's Health Q & A

What women’s health services are available?

Women’s health focuses on issues that commonly affect women’s reproductive, hormonal, and overall health. From menstruation to pregnancy and menopause, women require specialized care throughout the various stages of life. 

At Princeton Endocrinology Associates, the specialists offer thorough evaluations for women struggling with menstrual or reproductive problems. If your condition requires specialist care, the team works with you to refer you to the right provider for your needs. 

The practice also offers advanced diagnostics and treatment for hormone-related issues that may affect women, such as thyroid disease and menopause.

What causes hormone imbalances in women?

Your hormones are responsible for controlling a variety of functions throughout your body including your heart rate and metabolism. Your body produces a number of different hormones, such as sex hormones, thyroid hormones, and insulin, to name a few.

Hormone imbalances occur when your body produces too much or too little of a certain hormone. 

There are a number of issues that are related to hormone imbalances in women including:

  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Thyroid disease
  • Eating disorders
  • Certain medications
  • Menopause
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Hormonal birth control
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Hormone imbalances can affect a number of different functions in your body causing symptoms that include, but are not limited to:

  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Anxiety
  • Infertility
  • Irregular periods
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Hirsutism
  • Thinning hair
  • Bone loss

If you suffer from symptoms of a hormone imbalance, the board-certified endocrinologists at Princeton Endocrinology Associates can help you determine the underlying cause of your imbalance and provide the most effective treatment.

What is thyroid disease?

Thyroid disease is an umbrella term for several conditions that affect the health and function of your thyroid gland. Although thyroid disease can affect anyone, women are more likely to develop problems with their thyroid. In fact, one in every eight women experiences thyroid disease. 

The two main types of thyroid disease include hyperthyroidism, which is an overproduction of thyroid hormones, and hypothyroidism, which is characterized by inadequate thyroid hormone production.

In many cases, thyroid disease is caused by autoimmune disease or injury to the thyroid gland. Depending on the type of thyroid disease, symptoms may include fatigue, muscle weakness, an irregular heartbeat, weight gain, or weight loss. 

Princeton Endocrinology Associates offers accurate diagnosis and a personalized treatment plan for any type of hormonal issue that affects your health as a woman. To schedule your visit, call the office or book your appointment online today.