This week, our very own Dr. Wolff joined forces with the Body Dynamics Institute (BDI) to discuss how reproductive disorders are often a sign of underlying health conditions, and why it is important to seek care early, regardless of intent to reproduce. Early detection of these disorders will not only reduce symptoms, but can prevent chronic injuries or poor recovery.
Before diving into the content, it is important to understand what Reproductive Endocrinology is; a specialty in the hormones of the reproductive system. While most reproductive endocrinologists focus on IVF or IUI, they also have extensive training in all sorts of disorders, such as thyroid, adrenal, ovarian and pituitary disorders. These hormone disorders are important because hormones are the chemical messengers in the body, and can signal overall health or common conditions that may otherwise go unnoticed. In fact, hormonal disorders are the third most common condition in the US!
Although early detection is so important, it can be difficult to get appointments with these specialists. At Pelex, we believe care should be proactive, not reactive. Treating these conditions will not only improve quality of life, but can also prevent infertility if the time comes when you’d like to start a family. Early detection and screening through regular reproductive wellness checks can allow for early intervention to help avoid costly treatments down the road.
Wondering when you should seek care? If you are struggling with anything from fatigue to menstrual disturbances, you are trying to start a family, or simply want to optimize your overall health, its time to get started! Treatment is holistic, including life-style changes and medication with monitoring if needed. At Pelex, our experts are equipped to handle a wide range of reproductive, hormonal and endocrine disorders. If you are curious to see if Pelex is the right fit for you, you can schedule a free 15 minute introductory consultation with Dr. Wolff here
Learn as we discuss what is Reproductive Endocrinology, and how it can be important to monitor regardless of intent to reproduce. Dr. Wolff discusses the red flags your hormones and their imbalances can alert you to and how to address them for your overall health. We will also cover RE as it relates to fertility, where to start and when to seek care.