With all the negative news surrounding hormone therapy, women can be forgiven for thinking they have to choose between hot flashes and future health. Fortunately, there is an alternative: Bioidentical Hormone Therapy. Bio-identical hormone therapy uses hormones that are derived from plants. From a biochemical perspective, your body can’t tell the difference. This means you can control the symptoms of menopause with safer, gentler alternatives to traditional hormone therapy.
If you’re looking for bioidentical hormone therapy in Bend, Oregon, you’ll find it at Bend Naturopathic Clinic. Dr. Karli will custom-tailor a hormone dose to meet your specific needs. Each hormone dose is made by a compounding pharmacist and consists of a custom-mix of hormones, including estrogen, progesterone, dhea, testosterone, thyroid, and cortisol.
There are also commercially available bioidentical hormones in more limited delivery forms and dosages. If these types of hormones meet your individual needs, insurance companies will often help cover the cost.
If you’d like to know more about bioidentical hormone therapy, contact Dr. Karli to schedule a consultation.