Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy

True Potential MD

Regenerative Medicine located in University Place, WA

A hormone imbalance could bring a grim raincloud of unwanted symptoms from fatigue to loss of libido and disrupted sleep. At True Potential MD in University Place, Washington, Barbara Mack, MD, and Brandi Faudree, PA-C, work with gifted health professionals providing quality personalized bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and convenient and innovative options like hormone pellets. Bioidentical hormones can restore hormonal balance and are identical in molecular structure to the hormones your body naturally produces. True Potential MD offers bioidentical hormone therapy for men, women, and transgender patients. Call the office today or request your appointment via the web.

Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy Q & A

What is hormone therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy is a natural treatment that’s specially designed to supplement the hormones your body doesn’t produce enough of, such as testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone. 

The right hormone therapy can diminish or alleviate any associated symptoms, restore hormonal balance, and improve your quality of life.

Your provider can administer hormone therapy in different ways, such as an intramuscular injection, a topical gel, or an implant, such as a pellet. 

Your provider carefully places the hormone pellet in the fatty layer under your skin in your upper buttocks. Over time, the hormones secreted by the pellet are absorbed into your bloodstream. 

You might have a hormonal imbalance because of certain diseases and medications, aging, surgeries, and other factors. Hormonal imbalance can cause numerous complications and symptoms for men and women, such as mood disorders and irritability, fatigue, poor sleep, sexual dysfunction, dry skin, wrinkles and fine lines, and loss of elasticity, facial volume, and collagen. 

True Potential MD also specializes in transgender hormone therapy where sex hormones and certain other hormonal medications are administered to transgender individuals to more closely align their gender identity and secondary sex characteristics. True Potential MD offers feminization and masculinization hormone therapy.

What are bioidentical hormones?

True Potential MD provides bioidentical hormone therapy involving hormones that are identical in molecular structure to the ones your body naturally produces. Bioidentical hormones are a more natural and safer alternative than hormones that are usually synthesized in a lab or derived from horse urine.

Bioidentical hormones are derived from natural plant compounds (soybeans and yams). Bioidentical hormones are a popular choice and work in the same way as your natural hormones. 

With bioidentical hormone therapy, your True Potential provider can use an in-office blood test to safely and accurately measure your reproductive hormone levels. This blood test not only measures your naturally occurring hormones, but it also measures the bioidentical hormones you’ve taken.

What advantages does bioidentical hormone replacement therapy offer?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy provides myriad benefits, such as:

  • Protection from Alzheimer’s disease and arthritis
  • Increased bone density
  • Improved cardiovascular health
  • Protective qualities for ovarian, breast, uterine, and prostate cancer
  • Symptom relief
  • Often improves wrinkles, fine lines, and dry skin

With bioidentical hormone replacement pellet therapy, for around three to six months, the pellets deliver healthy levels of hormones, so you don’t have to think about it.

Some thyroid disorders might also be associated with an imbalance of reproductive hormones, so bioidentical hormone therapy can also be beneficial.

Choose this more natural way of balancing your hormones and call True Potential MD today. Alternatively, you can request a consultation online at your convenience.