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Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

Paper Cranes Healthcare

Primary Care Practice located in Chandler, AZ & Queen Creek, AZ

Hormones influence many of the body’s functions, causing mood swings, lack of energy, and many other unpleasant or even dangerous symptoms. If you’re not feeling right, the caring providers at Paper Cranes Healthcare in Chandler and Queen Creek, Arizona, can diagnose hormone imbalances and find a suitable form of hormone replacement therapy to help you feel better. Find out more by calling Paper Cranes Healthcare today or book an appointment online.

Hormonal Replacement Therapy Q & A

What are hormones?

Hormones are powerful chemicals produced by your endocrine glands. Their job is to communicate messages from your brain that regulate essential bodily functions, including:

  • Physical growth 
  • Reproduction
  • Metabolism
  • Physical and mental development
  • Male and female sex characteristics
  • Libido (sex drive)

To work correctly, hormones need to be present at the right levels. Any kind of imbalance, whether it’s too much or too little, can have a significant effect on your health and mood. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can help rebalance the hormones in your body to restore normal function.

What conditions benefit from hormone replacement therapy?

There are three main conditions for which Paper Cranes Healthcare provides hormone replacement therapy:

Menopause

Menopause affects women in middle age when the production of the female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone slow down. Loss of these hormones can cause a range of symptoms, such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, incontinence, depression, and mood swings.

Low testosterone

The male sex hormone testosterone is what gives men their male characteristics, sex drive, and muscle mass. If testosterone drops too low, you might experience a reduction of interest in sex, performance issues during intercourse, and loss of muscle mass. These effects frequently lead to depression and problems sleeping as well.

Thyroid dysfunction

Both men and women can have thyroid dysfunction, but it’s much more common in women. Thyroid hormones regulate your metabolism, and you can develop serious health problems if the thyroid gland goes wrong. Too much thyroid hormone causes hyperthyroidism, not enough thyroid hormone causes hypothyroidism. Left untreated, thyroid disorders can be life-threatening.

How does hormone replacement therapy help?

Hormone replacement therapy helps by supplementing your hormone production to restore a more natural level of hormones. For example, replacing lost estrogen during menopause can relieve unpleasant symptoms like hot flashes, mood swings, and night sweats.

Taking extra thyroid hormone when you have hypothyroidism can make a dramatic difference to your energy levels and mood, and testosterone replacement therapy can restore a more manly physique and improve your sex life.

Hormones are responsible for many of the high and low moods you experience and are often at the root of having a lack of energy. Paper Cranes Healthcare providers can run tests to determine what hormone imbalances you have and prescribe an appropriate course of hormone replacement therapy.

Call Paper Cranes Healthcare today to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online to learn more about hormone replacement therapy.

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