Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone Replacement Therapy services offered in Bellevue and Seattle, WA and Honolulu, HI

Hormone Replacement Therapy

It’s common for hormones to decrease as you age, resulting in sexual dysfunction, hot flashes, mood problems, slowed metabolism, and fatigue. Dr. Ksenia Malarkey at Zen Attitude Wellness provides hormone therapy to patients Seattle, WA. Both men and women can benefit from this treatment, boosting energy and restoring your quality of life. Call the practice today to learn more, or schedule a consultation online.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is hormone therapy?
Hormones like testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone are vital for all genders. They support several functions in your body, such as controlling your metabolism, strengthening your muscles and bones, and regulating blood sugar, blood pressure, and your immune system. 
Illnesses, chronic diseases, aging, insufficient sleep, and a poor diet can reduce your hormone levels. A decrease in hormones can lead to side effects like sexual dysfunction, fatigue, depression, energy loss, infertility, and hair loss. 
Hormone therapy treats and prevents the health problems low hormones can cause. 
What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT)?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is similar to traditional hormone replacement therapy (HRT). The difference is it uses natural hormones derived from plants instead of synthetic hormones created in a lab. 
Bioidentical hormones mimic the natural hormones produced by your body. The treatment is more comfortable and presents fewer risks. 
Which symptoms can hormone therapy address?
Hormone therapy can reduce symptoms of hormone imbalance, including:

  • Fatigue
  • Thinning hair
  • Skin changes
  • Low libido
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Hot flashes
  • Mood swings
  • Irritability
  • Slowed metabolism
  • Weight gain
  • Low bone density
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Depression
  • Poor concentration

The team reviews your symptoms, medical history, past and current diagnoses, and medications to determine if you’re a good candidate for hormone therapy. They may recommend a blood test to better understand your current hormone levels and subsequent treatment needs. 
What are the benefits of hormone replacement therapy?

  • Easier weight loss
  • Faster metabolism
  • Reduced body fat
  • Improved energy and mood
  • Less depression, anger, or irritability
  • Improved sleeping patterns
  • Increased muscle strength and tone
  • Thicker hair
  • Healthier skin
  • Improved libido
  • Optimal sexual wellness
  • Decreased risk of heart disease and osteoporosis
  • Reduced joint pain 

The Zenz Attitude Wellness team also supports nonbinary and transgender people with gender-affirming hormone therapy. This therapy utilizes masculinizing or feminizing hormones to align your secondary sex characteristics with your gender identity.
How does hormone therapy work?
Several forms of hormone therapy exist. You can try pills, patches, gels, implants, vaginal creams or rings, or slow-releasing suppositories to boost estrogen or other hormones.
The team shares with you the benefits and risks associated with various hormone therapy treatments and customizes a holistic treatment plan tailored to your needs.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q&A