Endocrinology

Female Hormone Disorders

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), menstrual disorders, and menopause are all caused by changes to the female hormone system. These conditions can often be associated with metabolic changes, in addition to affecting your ability to conceive.

The doctors of the Mount Sinai Health System are particularly sensitive to these issues and we create individualized treatment and management plans to help you feel more like yourself and improve your overall health.

Female hormone disorders can take many forms. PCOS is the most common endocrine disorder among young women and can cause increased hair growth and acne. It frequently causes menstrual cycles to become irregular or to stop completely (ammenorhea). This condition can result in increased risk for type 2 (adult) diabetes and obesity, in addition to infertility. Scientists at Mount Sinai have discovered genes for PCOS and we are continuing to do research in this developing and exciting field.

Our doctors also work with a team of specialists to help you through the symptoms of menopause (such as hot flashes and night sweats), so you remain strong and healthy as you age.