Portland Oregon Menopause and Bioidentical Hormones

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women in Portland

Long before you reach menopause, your hormones start changing in dramatic ways. The estrogen and progesterone that used to complement each other perfectly are now out of balance. Your progesterone level is too low and estrogen level too high, causing a common health issue called estrogen dominance. Your body’s other hormones are also changing in preparation for menopause, whether that happens in the next few months or 10 years from now.

Symptoms of Female Hormone Imbalance:

  • Daytime hot flashes and profuse sweating at night
  • Chronic fatigue even when getting adequate rest
  • Difficulty falling or staying asleep at night
  • Other sleep problems, such as sleep apnea or restless leg syndrome
  • Anxiety, depression, and/or irritability with frequent emotional outbursts
  • Low libido and/or pain when having sex
  • Migraine headaches
  • Bone density loss
  • Weight gain without changing eating or exercise habits

You have probably tried to relieve your symptoms with prescription hormone replacement pills if you have been suffering from them for a long time. Unfortunately, synthetic hormone drugs are associated with a higher risk of serious health problems such as uterine cancer. Even without that risk, the other side effects may have been unpleasant enough for you to stop filling the prescription. Bioidentical Hormones for Women in Portland Oregon provide the symptom relief you need without the risks and side effects you don’t need.

Holistic doctors who treat hormone problems in women prefer to use Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy because it utilizes natural ingredients found in plants. Many people are unaware that the hormones of soybean and yam plants are an extremely close match to human hormones. They are so identical that your body can’t distinguish them from your own hormones. This allows for safe, effective, gentle, and prompt relief of your hormone imbalance symptoms.

Contact a Bioidentical Hormone Specialist in Portland to Learn More

We offer a free directory that lists dozens of providers in Portland and the surrounding communities. Each doctor profile contains information about his or her education, special interests in the holistic health field, level of experience, and what you can expect if you decide to work together. After finding a professional who piques your interest, call his or her office to set up an initial consultation and physical exam. You can officially start the program after your doctor answers your questions and gathers the information necessary to create a customized compound of bioidentical hormones.

Common Hormones Replaced for Women

Receiving personalized treatment means that your Bioidentical Hormone Specialist administers an injection, pill, or other method of hormone replacement that contains only the replacement hormones you need. He or she also ensures that the dosage you receive is exactly what your body requires for proper balancing. Most women receive these two hormones at a minimum:

Estrogen
Estrogen, which is your main sex hormone, provides you with feminine traits in addition to regulating the menstrual cycle and helping to sustain a pregnancy. Unbalanced levels of estrogen can cause problems with sexual performance and desire, irregular menstrual periods, weight gain, fatigue, and mood instability. When you receive Bioidentical Hormones for Women in the Portland area, it stabilizes your estrogen level so you can feel better physically and emotionally.
Progesterone
Progesterone works closely with estrogen to make it possible for your ovaries to release an egg each month. If fertilization doesn’t occur, the hormone sets the monthly menstrual cycle in motion. When pregnancy does happen, this hormone is essential to help you nourish and deliver a healthy baby nine months later. Low levels of progesterone can cause uterine fibroids, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, and even infertility. Whether you have these problems or not, proper balance is essential to your overall well-being.

Other hormones that your doctor may include in your bioidentical hormone compound include cortisol, thyroid, DHEA, pregnenolone, testosterone, and melatonin. He or she will let you know exactly which hormones are deficient after reviewing the results of your hormone screening. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy in Portland Oregon not only helps relieve symptoms and improve your overall health, it allows you to experience a significant increase in your quality of life.

View Portland Area Doctors Offering Bioidentical Hormones for Women

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Hormone Rejuvenation Center

Hormone Rejuvenation Center

1722 NW Raleigh St #212
Portland, Oregon 97209

Southwest Family Physicians

Southwest Family Physicians

11900 SW Greenburg Rd
Tigard, OR 97223

Joshua David, M.D.

Joshua David, M.D.

1623 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR 97232

HormoneSynergy®

HormoneSynergy®

4640 SW Macadam Ave #290
Portland, OR 97239

Oregon Natural Medicine LLC

Oregon Natural Medicine LLC

4511 SE Hawthorne Blvd #208
Portland, OR 97215

Hormones & Holistic Healthcare

Hormones & Holistic Healthcare

7516 SW 25th Ave
Portland, OR 97219

The Natural Path

The Natural Path

6030 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97206

Full Potential HRT Clinic

Full Potential HRT Clinic

6900 SW Atlanta St #114
Portland, OR 97223

Elise Schroeder, M.D.

Elise Schroeder, M.D.

838 SW 1st Ave Ste. 330
Portland, OR 97204

Namaste Natural Healing Center

Namaste Natural Healing Center

12616 SE Stark St # L
Portland, OR 97233

Mary F Caselli, N.D.

Mary F Caselli, N.D.

2119 NE Halsey St.
Portland, OR 97232

Thrive Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center

Thrive Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center

1706 NW Glisan St #2
Portland, OR 97209

Alison Schulz, M.D.

Alison Schulz, M.D.

819 SE Morrison St. Suite 240
Portland, OR 97214

Laura Neville, N.D.

Laura Neville, N.D.

1340 SW Bertha Blvd., Ste. 200
Portland, OR 97219

Monterey Health Center

Monterey Health Center

6975 SE Lake Road
Milwaukie, OR 97267

Pearl Natural Health

Pearl Natural Health

2330 NW Flanders
Portland, OR 97210

Hood to Coast Healthcare

Hood to Coast Healthcare

1971 NW Overton Street
P, OR 97209

Elizabeth McElligott, M.D.

Elizabeth McElligott, M.D.

14900 SW Barrows Road Bldg. B Suite 201
Beaverton, OR 97007

Purely Health Clinic, LLC

Purely Health Clinic, LLC

1305 NE Fremont Street
Portland, OR 97212

Flow Natural Health Care

Flow Natural Health Care

11630 SE 40th Ave, Suite C
Milwaukie, OR 97222

Waterfront Laser & Wellness

Waterfront Laser & Wellness

Riverplace Marina, 0315 SW Montgomery St., Suite 390
Portland, OR 97201

Key Laser Center for Cosmetic Regenerative Medicine

Key Laser Center for Cosmetic Regenerative Medicine

9755 SW Barnes Rd, Suite 155
Portland, OR 97225

Lara Williams, MD, FACOG

Lara Williams, MD, FACOG

501 N Graham St Suite 550
Portland, OR 97227

Immersion Health

Immersion Health

1221 SE Madison St
Portland, OR 97214

Reconstructed Wellness

Reconstructed Wellness

936 SE Ankeny
Portland, OR 97214

Amber Wellness Group, LLC

Amber Wellness Group, LLC

1944 NE 45th Ave
Portland, OR 97213

Kwan Yin Healing Arts

Kwan Yin Healing Arts

East 3115 NE Sandy Blvd Suite 231
Portland, OR 97232

Beeson Wellness Center

Beeson Wellness Center

7215 SE 13th Ave
Portland, OR 97202

Benchmark Clinic

Benchmark Clinic

2456 NW Northrup, Suite 1A
Portland, OR 97210

Attunement Wellness

Attunement Wellness

5820 Southwest Kelly Avenue
Portland, OR 97239