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.
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.
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.
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:
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.