Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

BioLounge

Anti-Aging & Functional Medicine located in Portland, OR

Hormone imbalances happen for a number of reasons, most notably menopause. If you’re struggling with the effects of a hormone imbalance, the team at BioLounge can help at their office in Portland, Oregon. The team uses hormone replacement therapy to restore balance to your hormones with estrogen or testosterone pellets. If you think hormone replacement therapy is right for you, call BioLounge, or book an appointment online today.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy restores hormone imbalances with hormones that are chemically identical to the hormones in your body. Estrogen is the most common hormone used in this treatment, as an imbalance of estrogen can lead to uncomfortable menopause symptoms, such as hot flashes and night sweats.

What is hormone replacement therapy used for?

Although the BioLounge team does use certain types of hormone replacement therapy to treat low testosterone levels in men, its primary use is replacing the estrogen and progesterone levels that can plummet during menopause.

During menopause, women naturally experience a reduction in their reproductive hormones, which ultimately stops menstruation. This turning point in a woman’s life can lead to a number of changes and uncomfortable side effects, such as:

  • Night sweats
  • Hot flashes
  • Weight gain
  • Mood changes
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Low libido
  • Insomnia
  • Dry skin
  • Hair loss

Menopause also raises your risk of osteoporosis, which leads to weak, brittle bones that can easily break. 

By replacing your hormone levels, hormone replacement therapy helps relieve these menopause symptoms, while protecting your bones against osteoporosis.

How does hormone replacement therapy work?

There are many forms of hormone replacement therapy, including bioidentical hormone creams, oral lozenges, and injectable estrogen. However, the cornerstone of the hormone replacement services at BioLounge is implantable pellets.

The team implants these rice-sized pellets into the subcutaneous fat on the buttocks, where they gradually dissolve over the next three to six months. Pellet therapy allows you to go about your life without worrying about how much cream to apply or what time to take your lozenge. 

What makes pellet therapy unique is that the BioLounge team can create the right cocktail of hormones to suit your unique needs and address your symptoms with safe, effective treatment.

Once the pellet dissolves, you can return to BioLounge for a new evaluation to make any necessary adjustments to your personalized treatment plan. From there, the team can determine whether you need to increase or lower the number of hormones in your new pellet. 

To schedule a visit with the team and find out if hormone replacement therapy is right for you, call BioLounge, or book an appointment online now.

*Individual results may vary.