Hormonal Health

Obstetrics and Gynecologist located in Miami and Hialeah, FL

Hormonal Health

Hormonal Health services offered in Miami and Hialeah, FL

Female sex hormones dictate the menstrual cycle and fluctuate throughout the month. The hormonal changes that occur during your cycle or menopause may affect your physical and emotional health. Carlos Rodriguez Ortiz MD, PA, and his compassionate team in Miami and Hialeah, HCA Florida Kendall Regional Hospital, offer hormone evaluations for premenstrual, postpartum, and perimenopausal disorders. To find out more about hormonal health, call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online today.

Hormonal Health Q&A

What is hormonal health?

Hormonal health refers to the balance of hormones in your body. Hormones are chemical messengers that travel through your blood, telling organs and tissues what to do. Your hormones control your:


  • Menstrual cycle
  • Mood
  • Sleep-wake cycle
  • Metabolism
  • Bone health
  • Sex drive


Your body makes more than 50 hormones. Female sex hormones — estrogen and progesterone — influence your menstrual cycle. These hormones also affect mood and may play a role in the mood changes that occur in women throughout their life stages. 

When should I seek help for hormonal health?

Carlos Rodriguez Ortiz MD, PA, and his team recommend you come in for an evaluation if you have a mood disorder related to your hormones. 


Hormone-related mood disorders include:

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)


PMDD is a serious mood disorder that causes depression, anxiety, and irritability the week before your period. Though these symptoms go away within a few days after you start your period, they can affect your quality of life. 

Postpartum depression


Postpartum depression can occur in women after childbirth. Women with postpartum depression struggle with feelings of sadness and despair that affects their ability to care for themselves and their baby.

Perimenopausal mood disorder


Perimenopausal mood disorder refers to the mood changes that occur in women in the years leading up to menopause. During this time, your sex hormone levels fluctuate, causing mood swings and low-level depression. 

What can I expect during a hormonal health evaluation?

You can expect a compassionate, attentive evaluation when you visit Carlos Rodriguez Ortiz MD, PA, and his team with concerns about hormonal health. The team reviews your symptoms, medical history, gynecological history, and mental health history.


They ask detailed questions about your symptoms and perform a physical exam. They also run lab work to check your hormone levels. 

What treatments are available for hormonal health?

The team customizes your hormonal health treatment plan based on your symptoms, hormone levels, and stage of life. Treatment may include:


  • Antidepressants
  • Hormonal birth control
  • Hormone therapy
  • Specialist referral to psychotherapy
  • Stress management


Carlos Rodriguez Ortiz MD, PA and his team specialize in treating women with hormone-related mood changes. They work closely with you, designing a plan that eases your symptoms and improves your physical and emotional well-being.


To book your hormonal health evaluation with Carlos Rodriguez Ortiz MD, PA, call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online today.