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Hormone Therapy Specialist

Esperanza-Hope Primary Care

Primary Care Practices & Internal Medicine located in Mesa, AZ

Hormone imbalance is common among men and women, especially with older age. Hormone fluctuations can take a toll on your health and the way you look and feel. At Esperanza Hope Primary Care with locations in Mesa and Phoenix, Arizona, the team of primary care specialists offers hormone therapy to get your levels back on track and restore your health. To learn more about how hormone therapy can help you, schedule an appointment with Esperanza Hope Primary Care, call the office, or use the online booking tool.

Hormone Therapy Q&A

What is hormone therapy?

Hormone therapy, also known as hormone replacement therapy, involves treating unbalanced hormones when they are outside of a normal, healthy range. This therapy helps increase one or more of the following hormones your body naturally produces:

  • Testosterone
  • Estrogen
  • Progesterone
  • Thyroid hormone

Your doctor may also use human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) hormone as part of a medical weight loss program to control appetite, enhance fat burning, and speed up your metabolism.

What are the benefits of hormone therapy?

You can reap numerous health and wellness benefits from hormone therapy if your levels are lower than they should be. Examples include:

  • More energy
  • A faster metabolism
  • Improvements in mood
  • Enhanced erections in men
  • Improvements in erectile dysfunction (ED) in men
  • Increases in lean mass and reduced body fat
  • Improvements in sex drive
  • Weight loss
  • Thicker hair
  • Fewer symptoms of menopause in women

Menopausal symptoms that hormone therapy helps to alleviate include hot flashes, vaginal dryness, weight gain, fatigue, insomnia, low sex drive, and depression.

What should I expect during hormone therapy?

Before hormone treatment, your doctor reviews your medical history, may complete a physical exam, and utilizes blood tests to check your hormone levels. Hormone treatments are available in various forms, such as:

  • Oral medications
  • Injections
  • Subdermal pellets
  • Skin patches
  • Creams
  • Sprays

For women, estrogen therapy is available as vaginal creams, tablets, or rings. Your practitioner develops a personalized hormone treatment plan based on your unique needs, health, and preferences.

Is hormone therapy right for me?

Though an extremely effective treatment for many patients, hormone therapy isn’t right for everybody. Your doctor might recommend a different option if you have a history of certain cancers, blood clots, liver disease, unexplained vaginal bleeding, or stroke. They discuss the risks and benefits of each treatment with you.

Don’t live with unpleasant symptoms of hormone imbalance when simple solutions are within reach at Esperanza Hope Primary Care. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online to find out if hormone therapy is right for you.