Hormone Assessment Specialist

Ageless Beauty Rx

Medical Spa & Acne Clinic located in Vancouver, WA

Hormone balancing is a very complicated process that requires special knowledge to assess, research, and treat successfully.  Hormones control many of the basic functions of our bodies. They are an internal communication network between the body’s cells. Some of the roles that hormones coordinate include digestion, appetite, weight, metabolism, emotions and mood, immune function, libido, heart rate, blood pressure, reproduction, growth and development, sleep cycles and more. Dr. Harrsch specializes in bio-identical hormone replacement therapies for both pre- and post-menopausal women.  She also takes a functional medicine approach to consider the whole individual, and not just each separate system, to create a holistic and optimal program for each individual patient.  Dr. Harrsch emphasizes natural and bio-identical therapies to bring the body back in to balance and restore optimal health.

Hormone Consultation, Assessment, Balancing, and Optimization 

What is a hormone consultation?

At Ageless Beauty Rx, your initial holistic hormone and health consultation with Dr. Harrsch lasts from 60-90 minutes. She takes a complete medical and personal history, listening carefully to your symptoms and how they’re affecting your life. 

She also asks comprehensive questions about your physical, mental, and emotional health, as well as your current diet and lifestyle. 

Finally, Dr. Harrsch thoroughly examines you physically, conducts laboratory tests, and may use digital imaging to get to the root of your symptoms. 

Based on the totality of her findings, she creates a customized treatment plan to resolve your symptoms and help you feel comfortable, energized, and happy again, by reaching optimal health. 

Why do I need a hormone consultation?

If you’re experiencing any distressing symptoms — including the so-called “normal” symptoms of aging — balancing your hormones can make you feel and look like yourself again. 

Many of Dr. Harrsch’s patients were told by other practitioners that their brain fog, lack of energy, or declining health was “just because you’re getting old.” 

In contrast, Dr. Harrsch believes in — and helps her patients achieve — optimal health at any age. As an expert with training in preventive and revitalizing medicine, Dr. Harrsch understands that balanced hormones give the body the necessary tools it needs to heal itself and achieve balance.

What are some symptoms of hormonal imbalance?

Because your hormones control almost every aspect of your body and mind’s function, your symptoms can vary from emotional to physical, or both. Hormonal imbalance occurs when there is too much or too little of hormones in the bloodstream. 

Because of this essential role in the body, even a small hormone imbalance can cause side effects throughout the body. Some common physical symptoms that resolve after hormone balancing include:

  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Painful sex and dry vaginal tissue
  • Lower back, neck, or chronic pain
  • Sagging, wrinkled skin
  • Hair loss
  • Fat gain and muscle loss
  • Painful periods
  • Fatigue
  • Infertility
  • Acne
  • Breast tenderness

Balanced hormones also improve emotional and mental symptoms, including:

  • Low libido
  • Brain fog
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood fluctuation

When your hormones are in balance, your symptoms resolve, you have more energy, and your skin looks healthier, too.

What treatments balance my hormones?

Dr. Harrsch tailors treatment plans to your unique needs, based on the findings of her diagnostic tests at your hormone consultation. Some therapies that you could benefit from include:

  • Bioidentical hormone therapy (BHRT)
  • Thyroid medications
  • Other medications
  • IV therapy
  • Nutrition coaching
  • Lifestyle coaching
  • Supplements

Dr. Harrsch’s passion is restoring women’s health. Start on your road to hope and healing by calling Ageless Beauty Rx today or using the online form.