Bridge City Family Medical Clinic

Hormone Replacement Therapy/ Gender affirming hormone treatment

Primary Care, Mental Health & Wellness serving Portland, OR

Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone Replacement Therapy Services offered in Portland, OR

Even a slight imbalance in estrogen or testosterone can have a lasting impact on your wellness. The highly skilled medical team at Bridge City Family Medical Clinic offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for hormonal imbalances or for gender affirming care. They provide in-office hormone evaluations to identify a hormone imbalance and customize a care plan for your unique needs and health challenges. Call our office to schedule a hormone replacement therapy consultation or book an appointment online today. 

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q&A

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a treatment to restore balance in your natural hormone levels. 

Hormone imbalances can become more common with age. Men may experience low testosterone levels as they get older. In women, the loss of reproductive hormones like estrogen occurs when they transition into menopause – the natural end of their childbearing years.

Bridge City Family Medical Clinic offers hormone replacement therapy via traditional prescription medications (pills, injections, patches, gels or creams) or alternatively through the use of hormone pellets. Hormone pellets are small, bioidential cylinders that are inserted under the skin to regulate or replace hormones in men and women. The pellets are made from organic plant materials and contain the same molecular structure as hormones in the body. They release small amounts of hormones into the bloodstream over time to provide a consistent level in the body. The hormone pellets last on average 4-6 months for most people. The treatment is customized based on individual laboratory results. 

You can find lasting relief from a range of bothersome symptoms by supplementing your natural hormones with supplemental hormones. Maintaining balance in your hormone levels can also reduce your risk for osteoporosis, heart disease, and other chronic health conditions.

Am I a candidate for hormone replacement therapy?

You might be a candidate for the hormone replacement therapy services available at Bridge City Family Medical Clinic if you have persistent symptoms of a hormone imbalance, such as:

  • Hot flashes
  • Mood swings
  • Hair loss
  • Low sex drive
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Gender affirming care

Men with low testosterone might also experience loss of muscle mass. Women with low estrogen levels can experience vaginal dryness, irritation, and pain with sex.

The medical team provides in-office blood tests to evaluate your hormone levels. They customize an HRT care plan to relieve your symptoms and improve your quality of life.

What can I expect from hormone replacement therapy?

Bridge City Family Medical Clinic offers several delivery methods for hormone replacement therapy, including:

  • Pills
  • Creams
  • Lotions
  • Suppositories
  • Hormone pellets

They also provide hormone pellets that sit just beneath the surface of your skin and deliver a steady stream of hormones into your body. The providers implant the hormone pellet during a simple, in-office procedure and can replace them as needed.

Typically, people experience a noticeable reduction in their symptoms soon after starting treatment. However, finding the right hormone delivery method and the best dosage for your needs can take some time.

The team continues to monitor your progress with treatment, and you can expect to visit the office for routine checkups and blood tests.

Call Bridge City Family Medical Clinic to find out if hormone replacement therapy is an option for you, or book an appointment online today.