When your body doesn’t produce adequate reproductive hormones, such as estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, a multitude of bothersome symptoms can begin to intrude on your daily life. Dr. Richard Le and the experienced medical team at Fountains Family Care provide a range of hormone replacement therapies for men and women in two convenient locations in Chandler, Arizona. Low levels of important reproductive hormones can make it harder to lose weight and can also lead to decreased libido, thinning bones, fatigue, and much more.
Hormone therapy is a way to restore balance and reduce the associated symptoms by supplementing the hormones that are lacking, such as progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone.
The Fountains Family Care team offers hormone therapy via creams, injections or pellets. Pellets are small, compounded therapies that keep your hormone levels consistent with bioidentical hormones. These hormones are identical to ones found in the human body and have fewer side effects than nonbioidentical hormones. Your Fountains provider inserts the tiny pellets underneath your skin, typically on the lateral buttocks, in a painless, quick, in-office procedure.
Hormone therapy can reduce symptoms of hormonal imbalance in as little as 2-4 weeks. This can greatly improve the quality of life for people who are dealing with these symptoms daily. Supplementing estrogen can also ease vaginal symptoms of menopause, such as itching, pain with intercourse, and dryness. Hormonal imbalance and low production of reproductive hormones can also increase the risk of certain bone conditions, like osteoporosis and mineral density. Hormone therapy can reduce these risks.
Hormone therapy is a good fit for most people who are dealing with the symptoms of low reproductive hormone production. To be a good candidate for hormone therapy, you should be generally healthy.