Bio-identical Hormones and Women's Services at Dr. Wright's Tahoma Clinic
The Tahoma Clinic has a variety of programs for women who are interested in optimizing their health. The programs range from basic gynecological exams, menopausal support, gynecological conditions such as endometriosis and fibroids, to prevention against osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular disease, and cancers. Each program is individualized to meet personal needs, as well as address your prior history and family history.
Our most popular program involves evaluation and use of Bio-identical natural hormone replacement therapy. The Tahoma Clinic offers the latest in Bio-identical natural hormone replacement therapy for women in a safe and effective manner. Dr. Jonathan Wright, MD originated the Triest blend of estrogens 25 years ago and is still leading the way today. Dr. Wright currently has two physicians on staff specializing in women’s health, and has worked extensively with each of them in Bio-identical natural hormone replacement therapy.
Menopause is a natural process a woman’s body goes through as she ages. Many different approaches can be taken to help address this change. Diet and lifestyle are always at the core of the program. Vitamins, minerals, and other supplements as necessary are then added to support the foundation. Lastly, the Bio-identical hormones, which look exactly like the hormones you produce in your own body and originate from wild yam or soy, are formulated for you.
As we age, our hormone levels change. For example, as early as 30 years of age, our DHEA levels start declining. At the same time, our Cortisol starts to rise. This combination can result in weight gain, especially around the middle, increasing your risk of cardiovascular disease and insulin resistance. Other symptoms that occur with menopause include:
- Mood Fluctuations
- Slowed Memory
- Lowered Bone Density
- Lowered Sex Drive
- Rise in Blood Pressure and Cholesterol
- Changes in Menstruation
- Hot Flashes and Night Sweats Vaginal Dryness
- Sleep Difficulty
Each woman experiences these changes to varying degrees. There are many different approaches to managing your symptoms, and we will work with you to find the treatment that best supports your needs. To start, your hormone levels will be evaluated by a 24-hour urinalysis which allows for multiple metabolites to be measured accurately. Then, a physician will work with you to focus on methods to help you balance your hormones safely and effectively for your natural body composition.
Please call our front desk at (425) 264-0059 to make an appointment with one of our doctors that specialize in women’s health.