Leslie Cooper, M.D. BodyLogicMD Salt Lake City Utah


Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance in Men and Women

Salt Lake City Bioidentical Hormones Expert, Leslie Cooper, M.D. dedicates her Salt Lake City, Utah practice to Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine in order to offer her patients the very best in alternative treatment options. Not satisfied with the conventional approach to medicine that only enabled her to treat symptoms as they arise, Leslie Cooper, M.D. pursued further education with the Fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine and the American Academy for Anti-Aging Medicine. Expanding her knowledge and understanding of the functional medicine approach, Leslie Cooper, M.D. was once again excited about how she was now equipped to help her patients.

Taking her practice to the next level, Leslie Cooper, M.D. began offering Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to men and women in the Salt Lake City area. With a wide array of different conditions and symptoms successfully treated with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Leslie Cooper, M.D. was overjoyed to see her patients achieve and sustain optimal hormone balance and total wellness through her Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy and nutrition programs.

Hormones play a major role in daily bodily functions, and are quite different in men and women. While it is commonly known that women experience serious hormonal changes throughout life as they endure monthly menstrual cycles and eventually menopause; many do not realize that men too experience significant hormonal changes with age as well, commonly referred to andropause. Andropause and menopause are only some of the causes of hormonal imbalance, dominance or deficiency, continue reading below to learn more about the hormone related symptoms that affect men and women which are known to be alleviated and treated with a Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) Specialist, Leslie Cooper, M.D. customizes programs that help women fight the effects of dwindling hormone levels and imbalances. While several factors are often involved in female hormone decline, the most common factors include aging, stress, lack of sleep, and poor dietary choices. Despite the reason for disproportionate hormone levels, BHRT can rebalance female hormones, such as estrogen and progesterone. These two primary hormones are responsible for thousands of actions in the female body, and in order for women to experience optimal levels of health, estrogen and progesterone must be balanced.

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Sex hormones such as estrogen and progesterone work to promote vitality in the body, and when the body cannot produce adequate levels of these hormones, women may feel lethargic or tired all the time.

Weight Gain

Disproportionate ratios of estrogen and progesterone often lead to weight gain. In cases of low estrogen, the body holds onto fat to preserve estrogen because adipose tissue contains estrogenic compounds, and low progesterone leads to water retention because it is a natural diuretic.


Estrogen dominance brought on by stress, aging, or dietary factors often promotes endometriosis. Progesterone works to counteract estrogen by inhibiting tissue growth in the breast and uterus, while estrogen promotes tissue growth in these regions of the female body.

Premenstrual Symptoms

Feeling irritable, angry, tired, bloated, achy, and hungry are common symptoms that women struggle with before their menstrual periods. Extreme premenstrual symptoms are often the result of hormonal imbalances; however, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can balance hormones and reduce premenstrual symptoms.

Low Libido

Degenerating levels of sex hormones often lead to a reduced desire for sexual activity, which can put a strain on intimate relationships. Replenishing hormone levels can restore the desire for sex in women and boost overall libido.

Memory Loss

Functioning to detoxify the brain, balanced levels of estrogen can help to reduce memory loss and mental fogginess, while potentially preventing Alzheimer’s and dementia.


Increasing levels of estrogen or uneven ratios of estrogen and progesterone can promote the development of fibroids. Balancing hormones with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy may help the development of more fibroids or the enlargement of existing fibroids.


Difficulty falling or staying asleep are common challenges for women under high levels of stress or women going through perimenopause or menopause. Restoring hormone balance can help women to easily fall asleep and avoid waking up multiple times during the night.

Mood Swings

Outbursts of anger, anxiety, or depression may develop due to hormonal imbalances; correcting and optimizing hormone levels can reduce mood swings and promote a general sense of wellbeing.

Hot Flashes & Night Sweats

Working to signal the hypothalamus, which is the body’s temperature control center, estrogen and progesterone must be at optimal levels, or the signals going to the hypothalamus may get confused. Balancing hormone levels can help women to prevent or reduce hot flashes and night sweats.


Overcoming depression can be a difficult task when hormonal imbalances are present because lower levels of hormones can reduce the presence of neurotransmitters that create feelings of contentment and calmness.

Vaginal Dryness

Imbalanced hormone levels can cause women to experience vaginal dryness, which can put a damper on a woman’s enjoyment of intercourse. Optimizing hormone levels can help to increase vaginal secretions and return sexual function.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men

More men than ever before are recognizing that they have symptoms of low testosterone. Falling hormone levels typically signify that men have entered into andropause, and usually, testosterone is not the only hormone that men have out of balance. Multiple hormones, such as DHEA and cortisol may be deficient, and for this reason, Doctor Cooper looks at the whole picture and does not just supplement one hormone. Through optimizing the levels of all essential hormones, men can maintain cognitive function, improve cardiac health, and reduce risk for strokes, heart attacks, and diabetes.

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Muscle Loss

Declining levels of testosterone can cause men to lose several pounds of muscle mass because testosterone plays a huge role in the development and maintaining of muscle.

Weight Gain

Decreasing levels of testosterone often means increasing levels of estrogen, which suppresses testosterone. Lower levels of testosterone slow down metabolism and can cause body fat to accumulate.


Playing a large role in the way energy is extracted from cells, hormones that are deficient or out balance can lead to lethargy or ongoing fatigue.

Sleep Problems

Challenges falling or staying asleep can occur in men due to hormonal imbalances; restoring hormones to optimal levels can greatly reduce sleep disturbances and improve sleeping patterns.


Growth of breast tissue in men can occur due to falling testosterone levels and rising estrogen levels; however, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy may be able to reduce gynecomastia.

Hot Flashes & Night Sweats

Signals going to the hypothalamus, which is the body’s temperature control center, can become disrupted when hormones are imbalanced. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can balance hormones to reduce hot flashes and night sweats.

Low Libido

Maintaining intimate relationships can become difficult when men encounter low libido; however, replenishing hormone levels can help to increase the sex drive.

Depression & Irritability

Commonly, men with hormonal imbalances experience depression and irritability because hormones play a role in balancing brain chemistry and influencing moods.

Hair Loss

Dwindling levels of healthy testosterone can lead to rising levels of a particular form of testosterone that causes hair follicles to die away. Optimizing testosterone and other essential hormones can reduce hair loss and preserve hair follicles.

Erectile Dysfunction

Blood flow is greatly affected by hormones, and if blood cannot flow smoothly because hormones are imbalanced, men may suffer from erectile dysfunction. Restoring hormonal balance may improve sexual function and reduce instances of erectile dysfunction.

Urinary Problems

Less than optimal hormone levels can cause muscle atrophy, and because the urinary bladder is a muscle, its strength can become reduced with hormonal imbalances, leading to urinary issues in men.

Memory Loss

Reduced concentration, mental fogginess, and decreased cognitive functions can all result from hormonal imbalances; restoring hormones to ideal levels can help to improve overall brain function.

As Salt Lake City’s premiere Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist, Leslie Cooper, M.D. emphasizes the prevention of disease and helps patients work towards the restoration of optimal levels of health. As a result of Leslie Cooper, M.D.’s advanced treatment plans, many women and men have been able to rise above the challenges that occur due to hormonal imbalances. Doctor Cooper continues to be an active member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and the Institute for Functional Medicine, and she stays informed on the latest advances in Regenerative Medicine.

To learn more about how Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can reduce the symptoms of aging and improve overall health and wellness levels, contact Salt Lake City, Utah’s BHRT Bioidentical Hormones specialist, Leslie Cooper, M.D. to schedule a consultation today!


Call Salt Lake City Bioidentical Expert Leslie Cooper, M.D. at 800-775-4902 Ext. 210 to schedule your consultation & discuss your symptoms.

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