Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy In Portland
At The Natural Path, we are proud to offer our well researched bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) options. Dr. Robert Madda and Dr. Cara Phillipo have extensively studied the art and science of bio-identical hormone replacement with some of the top medical doctors in the nation. They combines years of clinical experience with the latest cutting-edge therapies in the field of hormone optimization. In our clinical experience, we have seen exceptional results in restoring and maintaining hormone balance in our patients both safely and effectively with the use of bio-identical hormones.
Bioidentical hormone optimization has emerged as the preferred hormone therapy option for patients seeking relief from signs of aging and symptoms of hormonal imbalance including perimenopause, menopause, adrenal fatigue, andropause and thyroid disorders.
Frequently Asked Questions About Hormone Replacement Therapy
What are bio-identical hormones?
Bio-identical hormones are plant derived and mimic the molecular structure and function of hormones naturally produced in the body. All of our bio-identical hormone prescriptions are created in a US regulated compounding pharmacy that follows strict regulations in regards to dosage and sterile procedure. Each hormone Rx is created to treat the specific needs of each patient.
When should bio-identical hormone therapy be considered as a treatment?
As the body begins to age, hormone levels begin to decline. Due to our lengthened life expectancy, we are living beyond the years intended by our genetics. Not only do we want to live longer, we also want to bring vitality to these years. Many patients suffer from low energy, low libido, sleep issues, weight gain, anxiety, bone loss, decline in mental focus, etc. Bio-identical hormone optimization can help resolve these symptoms and add vitality to your years!
How are the hormones administered?
At the Natural Path, we use a combination of oral preparations, creams, injectables and hormone pellets. Our preferred method of bio-identical hormone delivery is hormone pellets for women and injectable forms for men on our testosterone optimization program.
How long will I be on bio-identical hormone replacement therapy?
You should continue treatment as long as you wish to see results.
What happens if I stop the program?
In general, the body will restore hormone levels back to the pre-treatment baseline within 3 to 6 weeks after bio-identical hormone replacement is stopped. As a result, most of the physical changes that occurred with treatment will revert back. Most of our patients prefer the benefits of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and choose to continue with treatment.
Will my testes shrink on testosterone replacement therapy?
At The Natural Path, we optimize testosterone to be sure that your own testes will continue functioning. With our testosterone optimization program, we offer an injectable form of testosterone that is administered on a weekly basis. We combine this therapy with a painless, weekly injection of hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) to keep the testes active in producing testosterone and keeping the sperm count in a healthy range.
In most males, testosterone levels peak between the ages of 20-25 and then gradually decline at a rate of about 1% per year. By age 35, many key hormones begin to decline resulting in signs of aging, fatigue, low sex drive, weight gain & depression, along with decreased mental clarity and physical stamina. Learn More
Female Hormone Optimization
Hormonal imbalances can impact women at any age. In general, an imbalance in the delicate hormonal system can cause many symptoms including mood changes, insomnia, fatigue, musculo-skeletal pain, inflammation, weight gain, hair loss, low libido, hot flashes, night sweats, etc. These symptoms can take away our zest for life and make us feel less vital and alive. Learn More
Hormone Pellet Therapy
Testosterone is an essential hormone in both men and women that has a strong impact on very important functions in the human body. A deficiency in testosterone can lead to many health conditions that take away from our quality of life. Testosterone replacement using pellet implants is our preferred method of hormone optimization at the Natural Path. Learn More