Shamsah Amersi, MD -  - OB-GYN

Shamsah Amersi, MD

OB-GYN located in Santa Monica, CA

Hormonal Imbalance Specialist

Dr. Amersi helps her patients from across the Greater Los Angeles area to treat hormone imbalances from her welcoming practice in Santa Monica, California
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Hormone Imbalance

by Shamsah Amersi, MD

What is a hormone imbalance?

Hormones are the chemicals in the body that control major bodily functions ranging from digestion and hunger to reproduction and emotions. Hormones are created by different glands in the body and are responsible for normal body function. Sometimes an imbalance occurs when one of the glands doesn’t work properly. This can be due to a change in life such as menopause or due to a medical condition like hypothyroidism. When a person’s hormone levels are too high or too low, her body will not work properly and she will experience an array of symptoms.

 

What are symptoms of a hormone imbalance?

There are many symptoms that are related to hormone imbalances including:

  • Anxiety, irritability and depression - Anxiety and depression are clues that you have an imbalance, toxicity, are overworked, stressed out, and most likely aren't nourishing your body the way it needs.
  • Belly fat and loss of muscle mass - An underproduction of certain hormones and an overproduction of others that makes your body store fat for future use, making an increase in belly fat a clue to adrenal fatigue.
  • Fatigue - Feeling sluggish, scattered, or mentally foggy.
  • Insomnia and poor sleep patterns
  • Low libido - One of the most noticeable symptoms of hormonal imbalance is low libido, which starts with disturbed sleep. Without quality sleep sex hormone production can diminish.
  • Persistent weight gain – Many people have underlying hormonal imbalances that make it difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

 

Many of these symptoms are easy to ignore or dismiss. If you feel that your life is negatively affected or if you or a loved one have noticed a change in your body, demeanor, or health, it is a good idea to see a medical professional for a checkup.

 

How are hormone imbalances treated?

Dr. Amersi performs a thorough assessment and hormone screening to diagnose a suspected hormone imbalance and to determine the best course of treatment. After identifying the specific issue, she will address a patient’s hormone imbalance using methods which are tailored to the exact nature of the individual’s imbalance. In some instances, such as menopause  hormone replacement therapy can be recommended and in other instances lifestyle changes and increased or decreased activity levels will be all that is required. Other conditions may require a prescription for synthetic hormones. If you are undergoing any premenopausal symptoms or symptoms related to weight gain, insomnia, or increased acne, Dr. Amersi can identify what is causing the imbalance and prescribe a regimen or therapy to restore hormonal balance.

 

Hormone Imbalance Symptoms

Regardless of age, a woman's hormones all work together like a symphony; if one part of the orchestra is not functioning properly, then the melody you produce is out of tune. Signs of hormonal imbalance in women are a very real quality of life issue. All women need to be aware these signs of hormone imbalance. Over the last 100 years as we have doubled our life expectancy, the soft tissue glands which create our hormones are being forced to produce them longer than ever. Our increasingly stressful lives, worsening nutrition and lack of proper fitness combine to result in declining levels of hormones in our bodies. With Hormonal Imbalance - Awareness is Key. Even when only one unbalanced hormone is present, it may result in the following hormonal imbalance symptoms in women.

 

Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance in Women:

  • *infertilty
  • *cystic acne
  • *painful sex
  • hot flashes and night sweats
  • pos
  • weight gain
  • mood changes
  • insomnia
  • depression
  • fatigue
  • endometriosis
  • low libido
  • vaginal dryness
  • foggy memory
  • premature aging
  • premature ovarian failure


That beautiful, tuned melody that we look for is your optimal health, free from premenopause symptoms and menopausal symptoms. Women with balanced hormones integrated with proper nutrition and fitness can have a better quality of life as they age.


There is Relief

The above symptoms of hormonal imbalance in women can indicate any one of the conditions of menopause and her ugly sisters (perimenopause and postmenopause), surgical menopause, thyroid health and adrenal fatigue. But regardless of condition, these symptoms could mean that you have a hormone imbalance. If you are experiencing these symptoms, getting tested by a highly trained bioidentical hormone doctor in order to discover the current levels of your hormones, could be the solution you have been seeking. Once we know your results, we can find that beautiful melody and relieve you of premenopause symptoms and menopausal symptoms; you do not have to live with them! You will be healthier, happier, and free to enjoy your life without the inconvenience and frustration of symptoms resulting from premenopause, menopause, or any of the others. Contact our office to schedule an appointment and learn more about how hormone therapy can relieve the menopausal symptoms and premenopause symptoms associated with natural hormonal imbalance for women.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

We accept only PPO insurance plans. Below is a short-list of just some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed below.


Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Health Net
UnitedHealthcare
Testimonials

Words from our patients

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    "Dr. Amersi was able to calm all of my first time mom fears during my pregnancy and I knew I was in great hands when it came time to deliver.".

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    "She is very informative and knowledgeable, however she is also warm and caring and truly interested in your well- being!"

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    "Her knowledge, professionalism & caring attitude is a set of characteristics that I was never able to find in another OBGYN."

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    Dr. Sham helped us deliver Penelope & Adam safely into the world. You're more than an extraordinary doctor. We are grateful for your excellent care & genuine compassion

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Location
Shamsah Amersi, MD
2825 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 320
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: 310-264-5600
Fax: 310-264-5604
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