Vibrant Wellness Clinic

Internal Medicine & Functional Medicine located in Enumclaw, WA

Obesity is a national health crisis with as many as 7 out of 10 adults in the US considered overweight or obese. Being overweight isn’t just a cosmetic issue; it causes a wide range of chronic, life-changing health conditions, including heart disease and diabetes. Dr. Emi K. Hosoda at Vibrant Wellness Clinic provides weight loss planning, functional medicine and holistic primary care in Enumclaw, WA. Dr. Hosoda serves Enumclaw, Maple Valley, Black Diamond, Buckley, South King County, Seattle and Seattle’s East side, Issaquah, Bellevue, and Pierce County. Dr. Hosoda has a nation-wide following and has patients who travel far and wide to seek her care.

Anti-Aging Q & A

What are anti-aging services?

Anti-aging medicine is an umbrella term for treatments that detect, treat, and prevent health issues associated with aging. Dr. Hosoda, uses anti-aging services to improve the quality of life for her older patients and also extend their life span. 

The key to anti-aging services at Vibrant Wellness Clinic is a holistic view of your health that takes into account your physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing.

What anti-aging treatments do you offer?

Dr. Hosoda uses bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (HRT) as an anti-aging therapy to optimize your hormonal levels and keep you looking and feeling your best. 

Bioidentical HRT uses man-made hormones that are derived from natural plant-based sources like yams or soy. They are called bioidentical because they have the same molecular structure as hormones produced by your body’s endocrine system. 

This makes them the most effective approach to HRT that gives the most optimal anti-aging results with the fewest side effects. If your hormonal changes are because of abnormal thyroid function, Dr. Hosoda can address this using HRT as well. 

With what signs of aging can bioidentical HRT help?

As you get older, your endocrine system starts to slow down, which results in lower levels of certain hormones. 

Although women go through menopause, during which their estrogen and progesterone levels become lower, men go through a similar transitional process in which their testosterone levels are reduced. 

Estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone regulate a number of body functions and with changing hormonal levels, you may experience some of the following symptoms:

Physical changes

Changes in these hormone levels can lead to increased body fat, reduced muscle strength, reduced bone density, slower organ function, loss of body hair, dry skin, and hot flashes. You may also have lower energy levels and a lack of motivation to get moving again.

Changes in your sleep pattern

Sometimes low levels of estrogen or testosterone can cause sleep disturbances like insomnia or sleeping too much.

Changes in your sexual function

Hormonal changes can lead to decreased libido, erectile dysfunction, and infertility.

Emotional changes

Low estrogen and testosterone may contribute to mood swings as well as reduced motivation and self-confidence. You may develop depression or anxiety as a result.

Everyone ages at different rates and may notice different effects of aging. However, nearly all of these can be slowed or controlled at Vibrant Wellness Clinic.

If you’re concerned about aging and its effects on your body, call the office, or use the online scheduling tool to book a consultation, and learn how you can benefit from HRT today.