Dedicated Women's Health Specialists -  - OB-GYN

Dedicated Women's Health Specialists

OB-GYN located in Puyallup, WA

Hormone Problems

There is no question that hormone balance is vital to health and well-being in women. Unfortunately, there is so much confusion and misinformation about hormones in our society today making it difficult for women to navigate through this maze. At Dedicated women’s Health Specialists, we are committed to serving our patients by making an accurate assessment of the problem followed by formulating an effective treatment plan.

Hormone Problems Q & A

Dedicated Women's Health Specialists

What is a Hormone?

Hormones are “signaling” molecules that are used to communicate between organs for physiological regulation and certain behavioral activities.  Major sources of hormone include ovary, adrenal gland, thyroid, and pituitary gland.  

What Kinds of Problems Can Hormone Imbalance Cause?

  • PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) - This can lead to irregular periods, absence of periods, and infertility.  It results from lack of estrogen dominance in the ovary leading to lack of ovulation.    
  • PMS (premenstrual syndrome) - Women can experience a wide range of physical and emotional symptoms before menstrual period begins every month.
  • Sexual dysfunction- decreased sex drive or libido and orgasmic dysfunction.
  • Menopausal syndrome- hot flushes, vaginal dryness, painful sex, minor emotional symptoms.
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Skin changes
  • Altered mental function

Do I Need Hormone Levels Checked?  

There are definite situations when certain hormone tests are necessary and valuable.  However, contrary to popular belief, it is unnecessary to order every available hormone test in the laboratory.  We need to be very cognizant of the following facts.  There is a wide range of normal for most hormones and many hormone levels fluctuate significantly throughout the day.  In addition, hormone levels may not correlate with actual biological activity.  So more is not always better when it comes to hormone testing.  

What About Menopause?

All women go through the change of life.  Although it is a natural process, it isn’t always gentle or kind.  Today, women can expect to live one third of their lives beyond menopause!  This is the reason why it is so important to optimize this transition. We pay special attention to breast disease, osteoporosis prevention, hot flushes, vaginal dryness, urinary incontinence, sexual health as well as memory and emotional/psychological issues, heart disease prevention, immunization, and many other problems facing today’s mature women.  Aging is inevitable but not associated disabilities.  For more information about menopause and hormone therapy, click here.

Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "...front desk staff...were amazing as well. Very courteous, always smiled when you walked through the door and always went the extra mile to help where they could."

    Samantha F.
  • Vitals

    "I enjoy coming to this office because the service I receive every time I come here is wonderful..."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "The staff are always very kind and efficient. I rarely have issues with the appointments beginning late."

    Verified Patient
  • Yelp

    "Women's Dedicated Health and Dr. Eun are a very classy and professional care team...Dr. Eun...has maintained excellent...care...Wouldn't dream of going anywhere else!"

    Collette F.
  • Yelp

    "I love Dr. Eun! He has taken really good care of me over the years and when I had my surgery he went above and beyond in making sure he did what was best for me!"

    Christa B.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Eun is a doctor I trust and whose expertise has greatly benefitted me with a variety of issues over the years...[He] make[s] those yearly exams much easier."

    P.B.
  • Yelp

    "I have been a patient of Dr. Paul Eun for over 15 years. He is my most trusted and favorite doctor of all."

    Becky O.
  • Vitals

    "I have been with Dr. Eun for many years...I will not go to any other GYN provider. I have great faith in Dr. Eun and the services he provides.

    K.C.
  • Vitals

    "Of course no one likes to have surgery but I had a very good experience from beginning to end with Dr. Eun and his staff. Thank you...for everything you did..."

    R.E.
  • Vitals

    "I really love Dr. Eun and Nikki. I always feel welcome and when I ask questions they don't make me feel stupid. They explain everything in a way that I can understand."

    Verified Patient
  • Google+

    "Dr. Eun and the staff at Dedicated Women's Health Specialists are always professional, friendly and helpful. I feel comfortable and safe coming here for my healthcare."

    Suzanna S.
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Morris best dr. i have ever had."

    Brittany B.
Location
Dedicated Women's Health Specialists
1701 3rd Street SE, Suite 200
Puyallup, WA 98372
Phone: 253-840-4444
Office Hours

Get in touch

253-840-4444