Aging is an individual journey. Everyone experiences maturity differently. If the progressing years make you feel exhausted or depressed, you may need a copilot on your adventure into the second half of your life.
Enter, Wellness 1st.
For both women and men, hormone production naturally decreases with age. This may trigger symptoms like loss of energy, weight gain, confusion, irritability, and lack of sex drive. With the help of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), individuals have the ability to regain control of their aging process.
You cannot escape the passage of time, but you can empower yourself to survive and thrive. Consider the benefits of HRT at Wellness 1st. Schedule a consultation at our convenient location in Gilbert, Arizona. We also offer virtual consultations for those who cannot visit us in person. No matter where you log on, we want to connect with you.
- 1 What Is HRT?
- 2 Benefits of Hormone Replacement
- 3 Ideal Candidates
- 4 Private Consultation in Arizona
- 5 Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
- 6 Hormone Replacement Therapy Procedure
- 7 Follow-Up Care
- 8 Remarkable Results
- 9 Cost of HRT in Arizona
- 10 FAQ
- 11 References
What Is HRT?
HRT (hormone replacement therapy) is a comprehensive approach to rejuvenation. The human body performs thousands of internal functions every second of the day, and hormones facilitate these vital processes.
As you age, you may have increased difficulty maintaining bone density, muscle mass, and libido. HRT may be the perfect solution to boost your body’s natural capabilities. Our Medical Specialists understand the important balance between estrogen and testosterone, as well as progesterone and thyroid hormones, just to name a few. There is a whirlwind of evolution swirling within you. Our dedicated medical team can tailor an individual treatment plan that harnesses the strengths of your maturing body. Hormone therapy is a long-term endeavor, carefully administered and monitored by our medical specialists.
Benefits of Hormone Replacement
Some of the many perks of HRT include increased vitality, alertness, and even improved colorectal health. The benefits of each recipient’s treatment is tailored to their needs, but the following are just some of what our clients may expect.
Benefits of HRT
- More stamina and energy
- Mental clarity
- Improvement in lean muscle production
- Better mood regulation
- Sleep regulation
- Improved sexual performance
- Healthier hair and skin
- Increased bone density
- Alleviation of hot flashes (for women)
To reap the rewards of HRT for yourself, schedule a consultation at Wellness 1st.
Age affects everyone uniquely, so each client deserves an individualized approach to hormone replacement. Men experience their golden years much differently than women. Eligible male candidates for hormone replacement therapy exhibit one or more of the following conditions:
- Dry skin
- Thinning hair
- Weight fluctuations
- ED (erectile dysfunction)
- Anxiety and/or depression
- Chronic fatigue
- Lack of focus
- Decreased sex drive
Female candidates for HRT may present an entirely different set of symptoms:
- Hot flashes, menopause
- Loss of bone density
- Night sweats
- Anxiety and/or depression
- Thinning hair
- Mood swings
- Dry skin
- Loss of focus
- Vaginal dryness
- Decreased libido
Hormone replacement therapy is not for everyone. Women who have battled breast or ovarian cancer(s), blood clots, or liver disease may not be candidates for HRT. During your one-on-one consultation, Dr. Rooh will determine your eligibility for hormone therapy.
Private Consultation in Arizona
Life is the ultimate balancing act. Your hormones naturally fluctuate, so we need to study your levels and honor what they tell us. Dr. Rooh can bring holistic harmony to your systems, but first he needs to learn more about you.
During your consultation, you will be encouraged to share your medical history and future goals. After all, communication is the cornerstone of improvement. In a continued effort to communicate with our community, we regularly update our blog. Feel free to read our posts and bring any questions you may have with you to the consultation. Call (480) 304-5152 to schedule an appointment, or begin the virtual consultation process here.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
At Wellness 1st, we employ bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) to emulate your essence. BHRT yields safer and more effective results than synthetic derivatives. Wellness 1st avoids synthetic HRT compounds, preferring instead to amplify your body’s own healing power.
BHRT can regulate and optimize hormones. These include DHEA, progesterone, estrogen, testosterone, and thyroid levels. These compounds behave differently in every person’s body, so Dr. Rooh tailors their ratio to your unique molecular makeup. As the name suggests, the hormones in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy should mirror those that occur naturally in your body. Dr. Rooh wants to create a hormone landscape that is identical to you, but tuned up to your specifications.
BHRT for Men
Testosterone drives the male libido. Finding the right level is important when it comes to sex drive and performance. BHRT can benefit male libido and endurance. Meanwhile, it can also increase focus, sleep quality, and the ability to maintain and grow muscle mass. By supporting a man’s vitality, BHRT can be a real game changer.
BHRT for Women
Menopause often triggers episodes of night sweats and hot flashes. These vasomotor functions affect both the nervous system and the circulatory system. The brain communicates with blood vessels to regulate the release of hormonal levels, which may result in heart rate fluctuations and “overheating” sensations. To treat the symptoms associated with menopause, women can benefit from BHRT. When hormone replacement is tailored directly to a woman’s body, she can achieve greater clarity and experience less overall stress to her system.
Hormone Replacement Therapy Procedure
From the moment you arrive at our Gilbert, Arizona clinic, we want you to feel comfortable. The Wellness 1st team will answer any remaining questions you may have before we start the HRT process. Your health status will inform our strategy, so we begin by gently taking a blood sample. Dr. Rooh can study your plasma to infer quite a lot about your overall wellness.
Once we assess the results of your blood sample, we will move to the next step in the HRT process. Dr. Rooh will explain the significance of your blood test and use this data to create a customized hormone replacement strategy for you.
In recent years, there have been amazing breakthroughs in the fields of HRT and BHRT. Wellness 1st is building on the knowledge of the collective scientific community and utilizing the latest, greatest methods of hormone implantation.
Dr. Rooh may opt for pellet therapy, which offers a consistent release of hormones without the “rollercoaster” effects associated with some outdated methods. The doctor inserts a series of small pellets in the hip area. One pellet is approximately the size of a grain of rice. Women may only require 1-2 pellets, but 2-10 are customary for men. These pellets are formulated to regulate estrogen and/or testosterone levels for women, and increase testosterone for men. Some male pellets also contain an estrogen blocker.
Intramuscular (IM) Injections
There are a variety of advantages associated with intramuscular (IM) injections. They are safer than topical therapies because they don’t accidentally rub off and smear testosterone onto others. IM injections last for weeks, so there is no need for daily applications (as there is with topical creams). Injections interact directly with the bloodstream, so they deliver hormones efficiently and rapidly. The benefits of IM injection therapy can manifest in as little as 24 to 48 hours.
This HRT process continues well after your initial procedure. Dr. Rooh is dedicated to continued care, and his attention to detail is unparalleled. The Wellness 1st team is always eager to help and eager to celebrate your results as they unfold. Call (480) 304-5152 to schedule your follow-up visits and continue on the path towards improvement.
Wellness 1st will test your blood over the 3-4 months following your inaugural HRT session. If necessary, Dr. Rooh will alter your hormone plan in response to your body’s feedback. You deserve ambitious care, and Wellness 1st will provide it.
Aging is natural, but it must not be uncomfortable. Hormone replacement therapy can balance your internal chemistry and, accordingly, your life. Every patient is unique but, generally speaking, HRT can boost an individual’s energy and regulate their mood. There is even preliminary data suggesting that hormone replacement therapy decreases the risk of developing various forms of dementia.
Cost of HRT in Arizona
Cost should never inhibit care. Wellness 1st can find the best hormone replacement solution at the right price. Call (480) 304-5152 to learn about the factors that affect cost, like the extent of your treatment and the nature of your wellness needs.
Is hormone replacement safe?
HRT is a complex process, which is why you must only trust a trained medical professional to administer your care. Dr. Farid Rooh has extensively studied and perfected the science of hormone replacement. He can safely optimize your hormone levels, bringing your body into holistic balance.
How long does it take before HRT starts to work?
It might take a few weeks for the initial effects of hormone replacement therapy to manifest. The benefits will increase over the course of the next few months as your body adjusts to its new hormone levels. Successful hormone replacement procedures respect your body’s unique chemistry by supplementing it naturally and thoughtfully. To learn how HRT can work for you, contact Wellness 1st.
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