Hormone Replacement Therapy Questions and Answers
Trivita Clinic for Integrative Medicine proudly provides hormone replacement therapy to individuals dealing with post-menopausal symptoms or other hormonal imbalances. For more information, call us or book an appointment online. We serve patients from Scottsdale AZ, Arcadia AZ, Gainey Ranch AZ, Paradise Valley AZ, and Tempe AZ.
Hormonal imbalances are extremely common, as most people will experience some form of hormonal imbalance at some point in their life. While hormonal imbalances may not significantly impact some individuals’ ability to function throughout their days, that is not the case for many other individuals, as hormonal imbalances can contribute to a whole host of symptoms. If you are dealing with the negative symptoms of a hormonal imbalance, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may be what you need! At Trivita Clinic for Integrative Medicine, our medical professionals would be happy to provide you with hormone replacement therapy or more information about HRT if you are interested!
What Are the Signs That you Need Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Our hormones regulate and manage nearly every function, process, and cell in our body, from our sleep patterns and metabolism to our appetite, libido, and fertility. As a result, there can be any number of such functions and processes that go awry when your hormones are imbalanced or not functioning correctly. In the same vein, there are numerous possible signs indicating that you may benefit from hormone replacement therapy. With that in mind, if you are dealing with any of the following signs or symptoms, hormone replacement therapy could be an excellent solution for you:
- Andropause symptoms, also known as male menopause, including anxiety and depression, breast enlargement, decreased self-confidence and motivation, difficulty with memory, erectile dysfunction (ED), insomnia, loss of hair or muscle mass, and low sex-drive.
- Difficulty concentrating or focusing (mind fog)
- Emotional instability
- Menopausal symptoms, such as bone density loss, lack of sexual interest, a burning, itching, or painful sensation during intercourse, hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, irritability, or vaginal dryness.
- Irregular menstrual cycles
- Overall malaise
- Weight gain
If you have noticed a decrease in energy levels, mood, sexual desire, function, or performance, or your sleep hygiene, you may be an excellent candidate for hormone replacement therapy.
What are the Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy?
If you are going through menopause, andropause, or post-menopause, or if you are experiencing any unexplained symptoms like the ones listed above, hormone replacement therapy can provide numerous benefits. Not only can hormone replacement therapy relieve you of unwanted symptoms, but HRT can also provide long-term benefits to your overall health. Some examples of such benefits include the following:
- Boost to your mood and overall sense of well-being
- Healthier sleeping patterns
- Helps to prevent osteoporosis and fractures caused by thinning bones
- Increased vaginal lubrication, which can also help reduce pain and discomfort during intercourse
- Improved sexual desire, function, and performance
- Lowers your risk of colon cancer, diabetes, and dementia
- Reduced frequency of hot flashes and night sweats
- Regulates your metabolism and weight gain
- Stronger bones, increased muscle mass, and improved skin health
While there are some risks and contraindications with hormone replacement therapy, the majority of these can be avoided and ruled out during an initial consultation with your medical provider, as they can evaluate and review your medical history, overall health, as well as any underlying conditions you have and medication you are currently taking.
Does Hormone Replacement Therapy Have Anti-Ageing Benefits?
While hormone replacement therapy is primarily intended for improving your overall health, a surprising benefit of HRT is its ability to provide a more appearance to your skin! By increasing collagen production and improving blood flow, studies have shown that hormone replacement therapy can significantly improve skin elasticity, hydration, and thickness, while also reducing the prevalence of wrinkles and fine lines on your skin. With that in mind, not only can hormone replacement therapy help you feel younger, but it can help you look younger too!
Dr. Ankit Chander MD
Medical Director of TriVita Clinic of Integrative Medicine
Restore Hormonal Balance for Better Health
Hormones are chemical messengers continuously secreted into the bloodstream by endocrine glands to regulate activities of vital organs. Hormones stimulate a multitude of life-giving processes throughout the body which maintain health, harmony, healing, growth and repair. Hormone deficiency affects every cell in the body. Optimal hormone levels have shown to improve energy, cognitive function, cardiovascular function, cholesterol levels, musculoskeletal function, libido and immunity.
What is Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
TriVita Clinic offers bio-identical hormone replacement therapy which means the prescriptive hormones are identical to what is naturally produced by the body. Bio-identical hormone therapy can occur in many forms; you will be able to discuss the best delivery option and treatment options with your medical provider to meet your unique needs.
Is Hormone Therapy Right for Me?
Hormone therapy is for both women and men. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, then schedule an appointment to speak with a healthcare provider about hormone therapy. Laboratory tests can be ordered to measure your hormone levels.
- Foggy Mind
- Night Sweats
- Hair Loss
- Poor Libido
- Emotional Instability
- Hot Flashes
- Wrinkles in Skin
- Irregular Reproductive Organ Function
- Loss of Sense of Well-being