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Hormone Replacement Therapy

doubletrack naturopathic

Sara Love, ND

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine located in Beaverton, OR

Hormone replacement therapy can take you from daily misery to feeling like yourself again. At doubletrack naturopathic in Beaverton, Oregon, dedicated natural medicine practitioner Sara Love, ND, uses a highly effective natural hormone replacement therapy: bioidentical hormones. This plant-based solution can relieve irritability, hot flashes, insomnia, and other troublesome symptoms related to hormone imbalance. Call the office or click the online scheduling tool to learn more today.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q&A

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy is a way to restore your hormone levels to their peak. Conventional hormone replacement therapy involves the use of synthetic drugs derived from sources like horse estrogens. 

Bioidentical hormones are a more natural option. They come from plant sources, like yams and soy, rather than animal sources. Bioidentical hormones are exact molecular duplicates of your natural hormones, which means your body accepts and processes them exactly the same way. 

Bioidentical hormones can replace lost hormones and relieve all the symptoms of hormone imbalance. 

When do I need hormone replacement therapy?

Aging has a significant impact on your hormone levels, with a normal, natural decline starting at around age 50 (menopause) in women and age 40 in men. You might need hormone replacement therapy if you have symptoms such as:

  • Irritability
  • Hot flashes
  • Insomnia
  • Mood swings
  • Weight gain
  • Thinning hair
  • Poor concentration
  • Forgetfulness
  • Reduced libido

Hormone imbalance can negatively affect your whole body, and it has different specific effects on everyone. You may have other symptoms, as well. 

How does bioidentical hormone replacement therapy work?

Dr. Love reviews your symptoms carefully and then performs comprehensive salivary testing to learn which hormone imbalances you have. She designs a bioidentical hormone replacement prescription based on your specific needs. 

Dr. Love works with skilled compounding pharmacies that create the ideal prescription for you according to her directives. She may administer your bioidentical hormone replacement prescription in the doubletrack naturopathic office in the form of a pellet, or you can receive it as a pill, cream, or patch. 

How long until I feel better with hormone replacement therapy?

You generally start to feel better within a month or so, although many people notice improvements much sooner. 

Don’t hesitate to discuss your symptoms with Dr. Love as you start feeling better. If necessary, she can adjust your customized prescription to maximize the benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement. 

Dr. Love may also prescribe diet changes, supplements, naturopathic medicine, exercise, mind-body medicine techniques, and other natural practices to supplement bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. They can help you not only feel better but thrive.

If you’re having hormone imbalance symptoms, there’s no reason to let it make your life miserable. Call the doubletrack naturopathic office or click the online appointment scheduler to get your health back on track.