Hormone Replacement Therapy
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Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy
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Low or inadequate hormone levels can lead to a myriad of symptoms that can greatly affect your quality of life in addition to your overall health. Low hormone levels have been linked to decreased bone density, heart disease, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, fatigue, sleeplessness, weight gain, irritability, mood swings, thyroid issues, the inability to focus, depression, decreased libido as well as aches and pains related to arthritis and fibromyalgia.
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy uses hormones derived from natural plant sources to replicate the body’s normal hormonal levels. A series of tiny pellets are implanted under the skin which consistently release small, balanced doses of the hormones into the bloodstream. These time released doses act to regulate hormonal levels, thus reducing the symptoms associated with hormonal deficiency.
The Pellet Difference
Over the last few years research has shown that BHRT administered with pellets has become the gold standard of care as it is both safe and effective. The big difference that sets pellets apart from topical creams and injectables is the time release element that mimics the way the body naturally releases its hormones. Pellets are released slowly and steadily throughout the day which provides more consistency and allows the body to optimally process the dosage. Furthermore, the side effects that accompany a concentrated dose are no longer a concern as the time release pellets work consistently for up to 5 months in women and 6 months in men which lowers the risk of adverse side effects, such as blood clots
Optimized hormones significantly reduce the risk of serious health problems, such as:
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Heart Disease
First, a comprehensive baseline blood test is performed to evaluate your hormone levels. Once the test results are analyzed a customized dosing regimen is calculated. Next, a compounding pharmacist, using strict federal guidelines, compounds the estrogen or testosterone pellets. Finally, these pellets, which are smaller than a grain of rice, are placed in the fatty tissue underneath the skin and mimic the natural release of hormones into the bloodstream. The hormone pellet implantation procedure is minimally invasive and performed in the office.