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Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

Joshua David, ND -  - Aesthetics & Regenerative Medicine Specialist

Rise2Health

Joshua David, ND

Aesthetics & Regenerative Medicine Specialist & Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapist located in Portland, OR

Do you ever feel moody, groggy, or simply not like yourself? If so, then you may have a hormone imbalance. Hormones control everything from your mood to your digestion. At Rise2Health in Portland, Oregon, Joshua David, ND, offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to rebalance your hormones and keep you feeling like your best self. To learn more about the benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, call Rise2Health, or book an appointment online.

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What are hormones?

Hormones are chemical messengers that control many of your body’s basic functions, from mood, growth, and libido to digestion, appetite, and immune function. They serve as an internal communication system that allows your cells to connect with one another.

That’s why you may feel significantly different when your hormones are even slightly out of balance. Unbalanced hormones can have a major impact on your physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) rebalances your hormones with man-made hormones derived from plant estrogens. These hormones are chemically identical to the hormones your body already produces.

While they can be used to replicate many different hormones, estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are the most common.

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy used for?

BHRT is commonly used to reduce the symptoms of menopause — a natural decline in reproductive hormones that occurs when a woman’s period stops. However, men may also use BHRT to treat the symptoms of low testosterone, which naturally occurs with age.

Some common signs of unbalanced hormones in men and women include:

  • Low libido
  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Insomnia
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Memory loss
  • Brain fog
  • Mood swings

Men may also experience a loss of muscle mass and erectile dysfunction, while women may encounter vaginal dryness and pain during sex.

In addition to reducing the above symptoms, BHRT can help minimize your risk of diabetes, cataracts, and tooth loss.

How do I take bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

You have several options for taking bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, including:

  • Pills
  • Patches
  • Pellets
  • Creams
  • Gels
  • Shots

When you meet with Dr. David, he evaluates your medical history, performs a physical exam, and evaluates your lifestyle habits before recommending the best BHRT options for you. During your treatment, Dr. David monitors your hormone levels closely to determine how BHRT is working for you, which may require routine urine, blood, or saliva tests.

The goal of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is to use the minimum dosage levels to balance your hormones. However, adjustments can be made throughout the course of your treatment to protect your health.

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help boost your energy levels and libido, improve your mood, and treat insomnia due to menopause or low testosterone levels. To learn more, call Rise2Health or schedule a visit online today.