Throughout the different stages of life, hormones become imbalanced, which can lead to unwanted side effects. Dr. Michelle Walter, a naturopathic physician, wants her patients to have vibrancy and longevity and offers bioidentical hormone therapy to both women and men. Located at NOBU Integrative Medicine in North Bend, Washington, Dr. Walter can reduce your hormone imbalance and restore your vitality. Call her office or schedule an appointment online to learn more.
What is bioidentical hormone therapy?
Bioidentical hormone therapy treats a variety of conditions, most commonly menopause. By supplementing your body with hormones that are bioidentical and those that are imbalanced:
- Your symptoms are reduced
- Side effects are minimal
- You begin to feel like your old self again
These bioidentical hormones share the same molecular structure as your body’s natural hormones. Most bioidentical hormones are synthesized from plant chemicals found in yams and soy. These hormones cause the same reaction in your body as natural hormones because your body can’t distinguish between the two.
What conditions can bioidentical hormone therapy treat?
Dr. Walter uses bioidentical hormone therapy to treat hormone imbalances in both men and women. Using a customized approach, she uses blood testing to determine what hormones are imbalanced before creating an individualized bioidentical hormone treatment plan to meet your needs.
In women, bioidentical hormone therapy is most often used to treat the symptoms of menopause, such as:
- Hot flashes and night sweats
- Vaginal dryness
- Low libido
- Thinning bones
- Brain Fog
In men, bioidentical hormone therapy is used to treat the symptoms of andropause, or the drop in male hormones due to aging sometimes referred to as male menopause. This therapy can help with a range of symptoms, including:
- Muscle loss
- Lower sex drive
- Hair loss
- Erectile dysfunction
- Urinary problems
- Brain Fog
Is bioidentical hormone therapy safe?
In most cases, bioidentical hormone therapy is safe and effective, especially when compared to traditional hormone replacement therapy, which has been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer. While not designed for everyone, bioidentical hormone therapy may be right for you if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- Lowered sex drive
- Weight gain in the abdomen area
- Chronic fatigue
- Emotional instability
- Cognitive changes, such as brain fog
If you’re suffering from hormonal imbalances and think bioidentical hormone therapy may be right for you, it’s time to contact Dr. Walter. Call or schedule online to see what she can do to get you feeling like your younger self.