Aging is a natural process and a necessary part of growing into different stages of your life, but fluctuating hormone levels can make the aging process difficult. The good news is that there’s no need to dread aging. Dr. Mohammad Shegeft, Dr. Sidney Cruz, and the team at Connect Integrative Medicine in Edmonds, Washington, offer personalized hormone replacement therapy (HRT), restoring hormone balance and easing the discomforts of aging. To find out more about hormone replacement therapy, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

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What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a treatment that helps restore hormonal balance. As you age, sex hormone production declines; testosterone in men and estrogen and progesterone in women. Though a normal part of the aging process, these hormonal changes affect your physical, emotional, and mental well-being.

At Connect Integrative Medicine, the team believes aging is a time of celebration, not dread. To ease the health issues and symptoms that arise from these hormonal changes, the team offers a variety of treatment options, including HRT.

Who benefits from hormone replacement therapy?

Anyone experiencing the physical or emotional changes that occur from a decline in sex hormone production can benefit from HRT. The team provides therapy for men and women.

Many of the symptoms associated with aging are due to hormonal changes, including:

  • Low libido
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Weight gain
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Fatigue
  • Hair loss
  • Excessively dry skin
  • Hot flashes
  • Unstable mood
  • Irritability
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Brain fog
  • Loss of concentration
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Bloating
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Acne
  • Insomnia

Women may also experience problems with urinary incontinence, breast tenderness, and discomfort during intercourse. Low sex hormones in men may cause erectile dysfunction (ED).

What are the types of hormone replacement therapy?

The Connect Integrative Medicine team uses bioidentical hormone therapy, pellet therapy, and nutraceuticals for HRT for both men and women.

Bioidentical hormone therapy

Bioidentical hormone therapy is a more natural hormone replacement option. These hormones are made from plants and have the same structure and function as the hormones produced in your body.

Traditional HRT uses synthetic hormones.

Pellet therapy

With pellet therapy, the Connect Integrative Medicine team customizes your hormone therapy to match your specific needs. They, then place the pellet under your skin, which releases a steady flow of hormones to maintain balance.

Pellet therapy is a more personalized approach to HRT.


Nutraceuticals are substances that offer physiological benefits, including influencing hormone levels. The team at Connect Integrative Medicine takes an integrative and alternative approach to care and utilizes nutraceutical supplements to improve hormone balance.


Xyosted is a prescription medication that contains testosterone. Connect Integrative Medicine offers this medication to treat men with low testosterone.

At Connect Integrative Medicine, the team wants to help you feel your best at every stage of your life. They provide the treatments that can help you meet any challenge, rise to any adventure, and live your life looking and feeling the way you want.

Call Connect Integrative Medicine or schedule your hormone replacement therapy consultation online today.