When is Hormone Therapy Recommended?

By: Dr. Linda I. Sodoma


Hormones are chemical messengers that bring balance to our overall health. Brain function, sleep, appetite, bone and muscle growth, and emotional stabilization are among the numerous bodily functions regulated by hormones. At Life Care for Women, we recognize and assess symptoms that are potentially related to hormone imbalance. Dr. Linda Sodoma works with patients throughout Gilbert, AZ, providing tailored hormone therapy.

What is hormone therapy?

Hormone therapy is a customized treatment plan that utilizes synthetic, bioidentical hormones that mimic naturally occurring hormones in the human body. Bioidentical hormones are structured from plant-based chemicals and finely grounded for enhanced absorption. Dr. Sodoma assesses each patient’s symptoms and personal concerns to develop a hormone pellet implant schedule. Symptoms and progress are monitored over time so the therapy schedule can be fine-tuned or modified accordingly. At Life Care for Women, our patients can consult with Dr. Sodoma to learn more about what to expect from their hormone therapy plan.

When is hormone therapy recommended?

Hormone therapy may be right for you if you are experiencing the following symptoms:

  • Decreased sexual drive
  • Fatigue or low energy
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Mood swings
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Unexplained weight loss or weight gain

Hormone imbalance often occurs in women who are over the age of 40 and have experienced pregnancy, childbirth, perimenopause, reproductive health problems, or menopause. Dr. Sodoma will conduct blood work to determine if a hormone imbalance is present.

What the treatment process looks like

Patients begin their hormone therapy at Life Care for Women in Gilbert, AZ. Once Dr. Sodoma determines which hormones are imbalanced, a tiny hormone pellet is inserted under the skin. The pellet slowly releases bioidentical hormones into the body to correct the imbalance and reduce unwanted symptoms. Patients will return to our clinic for scheduled follow-up appointments to monitor progress.

How long will it take to notice results?

For some patients, results are noticeable right away. For others, results may appear within days or weeks, depending on what specific hormones are being administered. Consult with Dr. Sodoma about what to expect during your hormone therapy plan.

What results to expect after hormone therapy

Depending on what is being treated, patients may experience any of the following hormone therapy outcomes:

  • Increased energy and stamina
  • Better control of body weight
  • Higher quality sleep
  • Emotional regulation
  • Reduced menopausal symptoms

Learn more about the benefits of hormone therapy in Gilbert, AZ

If you believe that you are living with symptoms that are related to a hormone imbalance, contact us at Life Care for Women and schedule an appointment today. Patients in Gilbert, AZ and the surrounding areas can learn more about what hormone therapy can do for them by consulting with Dr. Linda Sodoma.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.