Hormones are tiny powerful chemicals that direct many vital body functions. Any slight change in blood hormone levels may affect your physical, mental, or emotional well-being. To maintain hormone balance, Ginni Orava, MSN, FNP-C and the team at Renew Wellness offer hormone therapy. To see if hormone therapy is right for you, call the office in Gilbert, Arizona, or book an appointment online today.

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What are hormones?

Hormones serve as your body’s messaging system. Produced by your endocrine glands, hormones travel in your blood to various organs and tissues and tell them what to do.

Your hormones play a vital role in many of your body functions, including:

  • Metabolism
  • Digestion
  • Mood
  • Reproduction
  • Libido
  • Sleep cycle
  • Energy levels

Though hormones work in small numbers, any slight change in blood hormone levels may affect normal body functions, causing a range of uncomfortable symptoms.

What is hormone therapy?

Hormone therapy is a medical treatment for low blood hormone levels. The goal of hormone therapy is to restore hormone balance, alleviate symptoms, and improve overall health and well-being.

Who benefits from hormone therapy?

At ReNew Wellness, the team determines who may benefit from hormone therapy after a comprehensive physical exam. The full-service practice offers wellness labs that evaluate blood hormone levels, including:

  • Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) sulfate
  • Testosterone
  • Estradiol
  • Progesterone
  • Thyroid hormones (e.g., thyroid-stimulating hormone, T3, T4)

The team performs wellness lab testing at the office. If the labs show your hormone levels are low, they may recommend hormone therapy.

The wellness labs also check genetic mutations that may affect how your body metabolizes hormones, which may help explain what’s going on.

You should schedule a hormone therapy consultation if you’re experiencing symptoms that may indicate low hormone levels, such as fatigue, low sex drive, depression, or unexplained weight gain. The team can find the underlying cause of your symptoms and provide the right treatment.

How is hormone therapy given?

Renew Wellness gives hormone therapy as an oral supplement. The team provides formulas for men and women that have the specific hormones they need to improve their levels.

You should notice improvements in your symptoms soon after starting your hormone therapy. The team schedules regular follow-up appointments to reevaluate your blood hormone levels and symptoms and adjust your treatment as needed.

Renew Wellness takes a holistic approach to care and may also suggest nutritional supplements or intravenous (IV) therapy to support your body’s natural hormone production.

To schedule your hormone therapy consultation, call Renew Wellness, or book an appointment online today.