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Faqs About Telemedicine Hormone Imbalance Consulting

by Caitlin Obara

Is telemedicine hormone imbalance consulting the right option for you? Hormones do everything from regulating blood sugar to controlling growth. If you suspect a hormone imbalance, take a look at what you need to know about an initial telehealth service.

Why Choose a Telemedicine Visit?

There isn't just one type of doctor's office or medical provider's visit. Telemedicine is growing in popularity. This type of medical care provides patients with a safe, easy way to get the healthcare they need. A telehealth appointment allows you to visit with the medical provider from your own home—or almost anywhere. 

Along with the convenience and flexibility telemedicine offers, this type of visit provides the care you need without having to go into a medical office or hospital environment. If you have illness exposure-related concerns, telemedicine is an ideal option. 

Why Should You See a Hormone Specialist?

Now that you know more about telemedicine and the type of appointment you can have with this option, it's time to get specific. Telemedicine is used by many healthcare professionals in a variety of environments. Unlike your primary care physician (PCP) or general internist, a hormone specialist focuses on the endocrine system and the related imbalances.

Some of the top reasons to see a hormone specialist include perimenopause/menopause, low testosterone, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and thyroid disorders. Symptoms for each of these issues, life changes, or disorders vary. Red flags to watch out for include hot flashes/night sweats (perimenopause/menopause), menstrual cycle changes (perimenopause or PCOS), unexplained weight gain or loss (perimenopause or thyroid disorders), fatigue (low testosterone, perimenopause, or thyroid conditions), or metabolic changes (PCOS or thyroid). 

What Will Happen At Your Telemedicine Hormone Imbalance Consultation?

Unlike an in-office appointment, you won't need to go into a medical building or sit in a waiting room. Instead, you'll start this visit by calling the doctor or connecting via an online network (for video consultations). If you have a video appointment with the specialist, you will need an Internet connection and a device with a video camera and microphone. Make sure the camera, sound, and microphone are on. 

The appointment will include a verbal health history and a review of your current symptoms. You may need to provide your general health history, past problems or illnesses, current and past medications, recent surgeries, and a family history (for potential genetic links). After the health history, you will discuss your current hormonal issues and treatment goals. The medical provider will then decide what steps you need to take next.