Hormones are biochemical messengers that help regulate bodily functions like metabolism, growth, and sexual response. Produced in your ovaries and endocrine glands, these hormones operate in perfect balance together. Hormonal shifts and telltale symptoms that occur during menopause can cause uncomfortable and sometimes disruptive symptoms that affect day-to-day lives, jobs, and relationships. An imbalance can also be caused by ovary removal, treatments like chemotherapy, or other medical conditions, from primary ovarian insufficiency to pelvic injury.
Whatever the cause, the good news is that the symptoms of hormonal imbalance can be alleviated – and you shouldn’t suffer needlessly. To schedule a consultation with Water’s Edge Natural Medicine, contact us online or call us at (206) 966-4522 today!
When your body is not functioning properly, we know you want to take action in the safest, most effective, and natural way possible. At Water’s Edge Natural Medicine in Seattle, WA, we employ the use of bioidentical hormones to treat hormone imbalance. Bioidentical hormones are molecularly identical and mimic the effect of the natural hormones produced by your body. These hormones are created from plants like yams, flax, and soybeans, and are easily customized to fit your specific needs, without the side effects that come with more conventional hormone replacement therapies.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is designed to address low or imbalanced hormones that result from perimenopause, menopause and other medical conditions that create hormone imbalances in women - alleviating symptoms like weight gain, hot flashes, mood changes, or low libido.
Here at Water's Edge, we have designed our treatment process specifically to ease your symptoms and empower your body to heal itself. Our practitioners will begin by listening to your experience – learning about your symptoms and medical history. From there, they will work with you to discover the perfect formula to balance your hormone system, alleviate discomfort, and restore your vitality.
If your hormones are out of balance, symptoms can include:
Most symptoms begin to appear during perimenopause, the period leading up to menopause. As your body settles into menopause – even if symptoms begin to abate – there are additional health concerns that may develop, including increased risk of osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease. The health concerns of post-menopausal women will continue to require a precise balancing of these essential hormones necessary for women’s health, and a very specialized level of expertise and care.
At Water’s Edge Natural Medicine, our naturopaths have years of experience and can help correct hormone imbalance by balancing hormones like estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and DHEA with the use of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).
On your first visit, our team will discuss your medical history, lifestyle, daily stressors, diet, exercise habits, and current medications. The course of BHRT treatment that follows will of course vary with each woman.
Comprehensive testing is the first step to optimizing hormone levels. We may conduct blood, urine, or stool tests to determine baseline levels of various hormones and to see how well you’re metabolizing and detoxifying your estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.
The results you experience from BHRT will vary according to individual factors like age, genetic background, as well as lifestyle, health and environmental conditions.
If you are struggling with symptoms of hormone imbalance, working with naturopaths who understand the complexity of women’s reproductive health and hormonal transitions is essential. At Water’s Edge Natural Medicine in Seattle, WA, our goal is to help you achieve relief from symptoms, restored health, and freedom from the long-term health risks that come with imbalanced hormones.
Because bioidentical hormones can be taken orally or absorbed topically, they may be prescribed to you in various forms, depending on what is right for your body. At Water’s Edge, we make sure to always take your personal preferences into consideration.
Once a course of treatment is prescribed, we will want to see you again for follow-up visits and retesting to ensure that your body is adjusting properly to these hormones. If any issues arise, your dosage can be adjusted or alternate methods may be prescribed to ensure that you achieve and maintain the right balance of hormones.
For years, our skillful, experienced naturopaths practicing at Water’s Edge Natural Medicine Clinic in Seattle, WA, have been helping women overcome the symptoms of hormonal imbalance with plant-based bioidentical hormones – the safest, most natural form of Hormone Replacement Therapy for women. At Water’s Edge, we can help boost your mental function, libido and energy levels, relieve troublesome symptoms like hot flashes and vaginal dryness, and lower your risk of heart disease and bone loss.
If you are struggling with the symptoms of hormonal imbalance and have questions, we invite you to reach out to us. We’re here for you, every step of the way, and happy to answer any questions you may have about your symptoms and our healing treatments.
Water's Edge Natural Medicine
1000 2nd Ave, Suite 2920
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: (206) 966-4522
Fax: (206) 283-1924
Serving patients in Seattle, WA and the surrounding King and Snohomish County communities including: Queen Anne, Mercer Island, Medina, Bellevue, Redmond, Snohomish, Kirkland, Edmonds.
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