Sexual Health Specialist


Integrative Health & Wellness Clinic located in Gilbert, AZ

Having a hormone imbalance can lead to anxiety, low sex drive, weight gain, and much more. To understand the cause of the symptoms you’re experiencing, Anthony Aghenta, MD, MS, FACP, can introduce you to hormone replacement therapy to enhance your sexual and physical well-being. To bring back vibrancy into your life, call GhentMD in Gilbert, Arizona, today or book an appointment online.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What are hormones?

Hormones are special chemical messengers in your body created by your endocrine system that controls the majority of your bodily functions. Some of these include your emotions, reproductive cycle, and hunger. If you have a hormone imbalance, it can cause major symptoms affecting other areas of your life.

What’s hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy uses artificial hormones, commonly referred to as bioidentical hormones, to replace your body’s declining natural levels. The reason Dr. Aghenta uses bioidentical hormones is because they’re chemically the same as the hormones your body produces. This allows your body to process them just as it processes its own natural hormones.

Some of the symptoms men may experience include:

  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Insomnia
  • Premature hair loss
  • Low sex drive
  • Skin and hair changes
  • Irritable bowel syndrome

By using hormone replacement therapy, men can bask in all the benefits of having normal testosterone and human growth hormone levels. This can lead to improved sexual desire, a boost in energy, and increased lean body mass.

Women also experience symptoms that can lower their quality of life, including:

  • Depression
  • Slower metabolism
  • Low sex drive
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Hot flashes
  • Weight gain

Some of the benefits women notice after hormone replacement therapy include a reduced chance of heart disease, less vaginal dryness, and relief from hot flashes.

Even the tiniest changes regarding a specific hormone can have serious effects throughout your body. Because of this, Dr. Aghenta dedicates himself to spending as much time as needed with each patient to determine the best course of action when treating hormone imbalances.

What can I expect after hormone replacement therapy?

After your treatment, you can expect to see world-class results within three months. Dr. Aghenta recommends that your hormone levels be monitored to determine how often you should have hormone replacement therapy.

Because hormones control most of your body’s functions, you may experience side effects following your treatment, including but not limited to headaches, leg cramps, and nausea. These side effects can take a few days to pass.

If you believe you may have a hormone imbalance, call GhentMD to schedule an appointment or book one online.