Hormone Replacement Therapy

True Potential MD

Regenerative Medicine located in University Place, WA

Hormone replacement therapy can improve your quality of life and diminish or eliminate any symptoms of hormonal imbalance. At True Potential MD in University Place, Washington, Barbara Mack, MD, and Brandi Faudree, PA-C, provide hormone therapy, including the more natural and proven-effective option of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to replenish low levels of the essential hormones needed for optimal bodily functioning and wellness. Hormone therapy can help regulate your hormonal fluctuations. True Potential MD offers hormone therapy for men, women, and transgender patients. Call the office or request an appointment here on the website.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy helps supplement low levels of important hormones and restore hormonal balance. Hormonal imbalance can be caused by certain medications and surgical procedures, natural aging (menopause and andropause), and other factors.

Restoring your hormone levels can help to relieve symptoms of hormonal imbalance, such as fatigue, loss of libido, sexual dysfunction, irritability, mood disorders, sleep disruption, and dry skin and wrinkles. 

True Potential MD also offers transgender hormone therapy to administer sex hormones to transgender individuals to more closely align their gender identity and secondary sex characteristics. True Potential MD offers feminization and masculinization hormone therapy. 

True Potential MD offers high-quality bioidentical hormone replacement therapy using bioidentical hormones derived from plant-based materials (usually yams and soy). Bioidentical hormones are considered a more natural alternative to the synthetic hormones that are usually made from horse urine or synthesized in a lab. 

Bioidentical hormones have the same properties and are identical in molecular structure as the hormones your body produces naturally.

How does hormone replacement therapy work?

Hormone therapy usually involves taking important reproductive hormones, such as bioidentical testosterone, estrogen, and progestin. 

Your True Potential provider can administer hormone replacement therapy in different ways, such as orally, injections, or pellet therapy. Your provider typically suggests pellet therapy — a more convenient method where the pellet does the work for you, and you don’t have to think about your hormone therapy for months.

Pellets involve a quick in-office procedure in which your provider simply inserts a custom-compounded grain-sized pellet into the fatty layer beneath your skin, typically in your upper buttocks area. The pellet secretes a constant level of hormones into your body that are absorbed into your bloodstream over time.

You don’t have to worry about remembering to take pills or use creams with pellet therapy.

What benefits does hormone replacement therapy offer?

Hormone replacement therapy can relieve uncomfortable symptoms of menopause and andropause and the symptoms of hormone fluctuations.

Estrogen replacement can also protect against osteoporosis and bone loss. Combined progestin and estrogen therapy might help decrease your risk of colon cancer.

If you’d like a more natural option to balance your hormone levels, you might want to consider bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.

During your personal consultation, your True Potential provider can discuss your symptoms, concerns, preferences, and your available hormone replacement therapy options to help you determine what’s best for you.

Protect and improve your health, diminish your symptoms, and regain your sexual vitality. Call True Potential MD, or request an appointment using the online booking tool.