Portland Bioidentical Hormone Doctor – Wade Huey, M.D.
Portland Oregon Integrative and Functional Medicine Specialist Wade Huey, M.D., offers custom Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs to help men and women find relief from common hormonal disorders. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help patients overcome the many conditions related to hormone decline or imbalance such as the symptoms of menopause, andropause, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, adrenal fatigue, and more.
Wade Huey, M.D. currently serves as the medical director of BodyLogicMD in Portland Oregon. Dr. Huey works with patients of all ages to create customized wellness programs incorporating the very best in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs, Integrative and Functional Medicine.
Considering total body wellness as a crucial step in the healing process, Dr. Huey combines hormone optimization techniques using Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, custom fitness programs and nutritional counseling for optimal results.
Wade Huey, M.D., started his career as a traditional allopathic family practice physician but decided to switch his focus to Integrative and Functional Medicine using Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy among many other cutting-edge alternative medicine therapies and techniques. This allows Dr. Huey to identify and treat the root cause of his patients’ symptoms while encouraging them to restore their health with natural remedies and lifestyle changes.
Board Certified by the American Board of Family Practice, Wade Huey, M.D. also belongs to the fellowship of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine and is an active member of the American Academy for Anti-Aging Medicine. Dr. Huey is the Medical Director of BodyLogicMD in Portland Oregon; part of a national network of highly trained holistic doctors specializing in the administration of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Hormones Used in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy in Portland Oregon helps alleviate multiple problems caused by hormone imbalance. Some of these include fatigue, sexual dysfunction, poor concentration, weight gain, and mood swings. Since different hormones are associated with specific symptoms, Dr. Huey conducts a simple hormone screening when you visit him for the first time. The results of your screening and physical exam give him the opportunity to customize your plan for Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy in Portland or the surrounding communities.
While the human body contains dozens of unique hormones, those listed below cause a wide range of health issues when they become unbalanced around middle age. Depending on the results of your testing, Wade Huey, M.D. may include some or all of these natural replacement hormones in your Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program. These hormones come from soy and yam plant extracts. They are identical in structure and function to your body’s own hormones.
Your body produces cortisol and releases it from the adrenal glands in response to stress. When you have chronic stress in your life, your adrenal glands can’t produce the amount of cortisol your body needs for healthy functioning. One consequence of this is that your body converts its sex hormones, which include estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, into cortisol. This process causes your sex hormones to become unbalanced as well. Undergoing Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy in Portland with Dr. Wade Huey can balance all affected hormones and encourage relief of joint pain, fatigue, insomnia, weight gain, lowered immunity, allergies, and inflammation.
DHEA, short for dehydroepiandrosterone, is one of your body’s precursor hormones. That means it serves as a building block for estrogen and testosterone, the primary sex hormones in women and men. DHEA naturally declines with age, leading to problems with high triglyceride levels, insulin resistance, higher percentage of body fat, and high cholesterol. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy helps to balance DHEA, which in turn causes reduced metabolic symptoms, inflammation, and common issues associated with estrogen and testosterone decline.
Estrogen is the primary sex hormone in women’s bodies. Men also possess small amounts of estrogen. During perimenopause and menopause, many women experience estrogen dominance, a condition that occurs when there is too much estrogen as compared to other essential hormones. It doesn’t mean that the body suddenly produces more estrogen. Symptoms of an estrogen imbalance include hot flashes, night sweats, irregular menstrual periods, loss of bone density, low libido, and pain with intercourse. By administering Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy in Portland, Dr. Huey can help women feel comfortable and energetic during this important life transition.
Your body’s pancreas manufactures and secretes insulin to help maintain your blood sugar levels. You may develop Type II diabetes when it is no longer able to do this effectively. Insulin resistance is another common problem in middle-aged adults, especially those who are overweight. Whether you are diabetic or not, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy helps to improve your health by balancing insulin and blood sugar levels.
Like DHEA, pregnenolone is a precursor hormone. It works in conjunction with brain receptors as well as estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone. One of the essential functions of pregnenolone is promoting calmness and balanced moods. Receiving Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy in Portland balances pregnenolone levels while reducing the risk of memory loss, depression, arthritis, and inability to deal with stress.
Healthy levels of progesterone in women are essential to prevent estrogen dominance. When this hormone is unbalanced, it increases a woman’s risk of developing fibroids, endometriosis, uterine cancer, breast cancer, infertility, heavy menstrual bleeding, and worsening premenstrual symptoms. Introducing progesterone into the body with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy helps to bring this hormone into balance with estrogen, thereby reducing all of these risks and allowing women to regain their health and vitality.
Testosterone is the primary sex hormone in men. It allows them to develop characteristics such as facial hair growth, a deep voice, and production of healthy sperm. For both men and women, testosterone is necessary to maintain muscle mass, an adequate energy level, sexual desire, and the ability to perform sexually. After determining the level of testosterone loss, Dr. Huey administers Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to help you feel your best.
Hypothyroidism occurs when your body doesn’t produce enough of the thyroid hormone, while hyperthyroidism is just the opposite. Your thyroid, which is a tiny organ shaped like a butterfly, is located in your neck and affects hundreds of bodily functions. When its levels are too low, you may experience weight gain, fatigue, depression, cold intolerance, hair loss, and menstrual irregularity in women. Having too much thyroid hormone can lead to unintended weight loss, anxiety, mood swings, and consistently feeling too warm. Because thyroid conditions are frequently misdiagnosed, it’s important to see a Hormone Specialist like Wade Huey, M.D. for a hormone panel workup and treatment with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Dr. Wade Huey is passionate about helping his patients feel energetic and positive about life while helping them achieve optimal health. Changing dietary and exercise habits, reducing stress, and hormone optimization using Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy makes this possible for you. Contact the BodyLogicMD of Portland to schedule a Bioidentical Hormones consultation with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Expert, Wade Huey, M.D. and get started with your journey towards wellness and longevity today!