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Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone Replacement Therapy services offered in Snohomish, Everett and Bellingham, WA

Do you suddenly feel more tired, irritable, or bloated during the day? Symptoms like these and others could indicate your approach to menopause or andropause during middle age. At House Call Doctors of Pacific Northwest PLLC, with three offices in Bellingham, Snohomish and Everett, Washington, our experienced urgent care providers, offer hormone replacement therapy to reduce your symptoms with natural, plant-derived hormones. Book an appointment by phone or online today.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy is a treatment that’s becoming increasingly popular in its primary use of treating symptoms of menopause and andropause. Menopause is the time during a woman’s life when her menstrual cycle slows down and eventually stops altogether. Similarly, andropause is the time in a man’s life when his hormone levels diminish.

As you transition into menopause, your body stops making sex hormones like estrogen and progesterone. If you’re going into andropause, you primarily lose the male sex hormone, testosterone.

Hormone replacement therapy is a way to replace the hormones that you lose in these middle age processes. The hormones that you take during therapy are entirely natural and made from plant hormones. They look and function just like your original hormones without the risks that come with using synthetic hormones for therapy.

What symptoms does hormone replacement therapy treat?

Hormone replacement therapy helps treat the symptoms you experience during menopause or andropause, which can be different for everyone. If you’re a woman, hormone replacement therapy can help treat:

  • Insomnia 
  • Mood swings
  • Hot flashes
  • Dry skin
  • Thinning hair
  • Weight gain
  • Memory and concentration difficulties

If you’re a man, hormone replacement therapy with testosterone can help treat:

  • Irritability
  • Mood swings
  • Exhaustion
  • Low sex drive

The House Call Doctors of Pacific Northwest PLLC team of experts may recommend hormone replacement therapy to you if you have several of these symptoms affecting your day-to-day life.

How do I take hormone replacement therapy?

There are several ways to take hormone replacement therapy, and the team can review your options with you to help choose the right one. Depending on your symptoms and your preferences for the treatment, hormone replacement therapy is prescribed in one of these forms:

  • Pills
  • Skin patches
  • Creams
  • Gels
  • Lotions
  • Tablets
  • Injections

If you start taking one form and find that it isn’t effectively reducing your symptoms, they may recommend another kind for you to try. You might need to try several forms before finding one that works well for you.

If menopause or andropause is starting to affect your work, relationships, or sleep, it’s time to find treatment. Call House Call Doctors of Pacific Northwest PLLC, or book your consultation for hormone replacement therapy online today.

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