Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

Medical Aesthetics

Functional, Regenerative, & Aesthetic Medicine located in Tacoma, WA

Are you experiencing insomnia, mood swings, or weight gain with age? Bioidentical Hormone Replacement therapy utilizes the power of plant compounds to help restore healthy hormone levels. To learn how this treatment can radically improve your mood, your libido, and your energy, visit Dr. Barbara Mack at Medical Aesthetics in Tacoma, Washington. Call or book an appointment online today to get started.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Q & A

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What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a treatment that utilizes plant compounds to help restore healthy hormone levels in your body.

Specific plant ingredients have molecular and cellular structures that are identical to human hormones, which allows patients suffering from fluctuating or low hormone levels to regain balance and resolve any associated symptoms. BHRT is customized to each patient, depending on their specific health issues and needs.

Which bioidentical hormones do doctors use?

Several key hormones play a role in keeping you energized, healthy, strong, and supple. The most common types of hormones that Dr. Mack uses in BHRT include:

  • Cortisol: associated with the stress response; in excess, can lead to metabolic syndrome, adrenal issues, and weight gain
  • Estrogen: actively responsible for the female libido and a healthy reproductive system; ensures muscle development and facial hair growth in men during puberty
  • Testosterone: primary male hormone; low levels can lead to weight gain, low energy, and depression in both genders
  • DHEA: a foundational sex hormone for both men and women; when out of balance, can affect estrogen and testosterone levels
  • Human growth hormone: contributes to muscle mass, bone density, and a healthy immune system
  • Progesterone: helps produce other hormones; associated with brain function, libido, and blood sugar regulation

How does bioidentical hormone replacement therapy work?

Depending on your current symptoms, Dr. Mack may order a blood, saliva, or urine test to assess your current hormone levels. Based on these results, she can customize a treatment plan of bioidentical hormones that will offer symptom relief. She monitors your progress over several weeks or months and retests your hormone levels, if necessary.

What are the benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

BHRT is a safe, natural, and effective way to manage the various symptoms associated with low or fluctuating hormone levels. It’s appropriate for both men and women and offers numerous benefits, including:

 

  • Improved mood: reduced aggression, hostility, anxiety, and depression; more balanced emotional state
  • Higher libido: better sex drive for both men and women; increased lubrication in women
  • Better sleep: more restful, restorative sleep, as well as a more regulated sleep-wake cycle
  • Weight loss: improved muscle mass, loss of stubborn fat

 

 

If you’re ready to try bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, contact Medical Aesthetics today.