As the body ages, it undergoes various hormonal changes that can affect your health and happiness. For women, your natural production of estrogen greatly diminishes during menopause. This reduction in estrogen levels can lead to various common and often uncomfortable long-term effects. Common symptoms of hormonal imbalance include weight gain, memory decline, fatigue, muscle loss, and irritability.

Why consider hormone replacement therapy?

Symptoms of hormone imbalance are not limited to the aging or elderly, in fact, many women start to experience pre-menopausal symptoms up to 15 years before the onset of menopause. When coupled with factors such as sedentary lifestyles and high-stress work environments, the result is greater numbers of young women suffering from the effects of hormone imbalance. This is where bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help. Using bioidentical hormones restores your hormones to optimal levels to relieve your symptoms, enabling you to return to a more active, healthy life. To learn more, schedule your consultation today; it’s time to start living better!

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How does bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) treatment work?

  • As a hormone replacement therapy patient, you will be administered a hormone replacement pellet to provide you with a steady stream of hormones.
  • You will receive two to four bioidentical hormone pellet insertions per year based on your physiological needs and the recommendations of our medical team.
  • Optimal hormone levels are typically achieved two weeks after insertion of the hormone replacement pellet.
  • Follow-up appointments are scheduled with Dr. Hostetter to ensure that your treatment plan is going well and that you are experiencing the desired results.

Meet our regenerative medicine expert: Dr. Lucy Hostetter

Dr. Hostetter is an esteemed anesthesiologist whose past accomplishments include regional anesthesia, orthopedic surgery, and spinal surgery. Dr. Hostetter has a passion for cutting-edge pain treatment methods, which she brings to the field of regenerative medicine, which she currently provides in Seattle.

In Dr. Hostetter’s words
“While I have a deep love for the practices of surgery and anesthesiology, I am excited to offer patients an alternative to surgery … a means to repair and restore themselves, to enjoy the lives they’d prefer, and to participate in the activities they love without the pain and trauma of surgery. This is the direction in which all of medicine should be going … to help the body heal itself.”

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What are the symptoms of hormone imbalance in women?

Common symptoms of hormone imbalance in women include:

  • Diminished muscle mass and joint pain
  • Increased irritability and depression
  • Reduced sexual desire
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Weight gain
  • Hot flashes
  • Migraines
  • Reduced mental focus and energy levels

What are the advantages of BHRT over traditional hormone therapy?

  • More consistent blood hormone levels
  • No hormone roller coaster effect
  • Better long-term results
  • Fewer appointments
  • No injection site side effects
  • No need to self-administer treatment
  • More effective than creams or gels
  • No needles

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy pellets help you start feeling like yourself again without the side effects associated with other forms of treatment like gels, injections, or patches.

Regenerative medicine and aging

After relocating to Seattle, Dr. Hostetter quickly became an expert in regenerative cell therapy and joint preservation. Because she believes in its power, Dr. Hostetter is dedicated to using regenerative medicine to restore function.

As we age, it becomes more and more important for us to find ways to feel our best selves. Dr. Hostetter is dedicated to using regenerative medicine to restore function and help people feel better while they age.

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Why Choose Seattle Regenerative Medical Center?

Simply put, at Seattle Regenerative Medical Center, we specialize in regenerative medicine, providing support areas that are synergistic with hormone replacement therapy including stem cell therapy to enable your body to heal itself and to help you feel rejuvenated. Our patients receive unparalleled personal support and care to ensure that their long-term health and happiness are improved through our various treatment areas. We offer treatments that are specifically tailored to each individual patient. We listen to their needs and get to the core of their problem in order to help them in the best way possible.

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