Women's Health Care Center of Houston

Women’s Health Care Center of Houston has a comprehensive hormone counseling program that is overseen by two full-time nurse practitioners. Counseling is provided for PCOS, fertility, as well as perimenopausal and postmenopausal symptoms. Our program provides a process to assess and evaluate hormone symptoms, lab results, and to develop individualized treatment recommendations.

Premenstrual, Perimenopausal, and Menopausal Treatment

For patients of all ages who are experiencing hormone imbalances we provide evaluation, counseling, and treatment.

Symptoms of hormone imbalance include:

  • Weight gain
  • Mood swings
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Breast tenderness
  • Hot flashes or night sweats
  • Headaches
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Hair loss or thinning
  • Excessive facial hair growth
  • Acne
  • Changes in menstrual periods

Causes of hormone imbalance include:

  • Stress
  • PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)
  • Aging
  • Metabolic disorder
  • Medication
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol
  • Androgenic disorders

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a disorder that affects 5-10% of women. Although the cause is not known, PCOS may be related to many factors working together. These factors include insulin resistance, an increased number of androgens, and an irregular menstrual cycle caused by a lack of regular ovulation. When ovulation does not occur regularly, multiple ovarian cysts may form. Other symptoms of PCOS may be infertility; obesity; excess hair growth on the face, chest, abdomen, or upper thighs; severe acne or acne that occurs after adolescence; and oily skin. We diagnose, counsel, and offer treatment options such as hormone therapy, treatment for insulin resistance, weight loss counseling, and fertility counseling and treatment for patients with PCOS.