Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Pellets
As men and women age hormone levels drop, particularly for women who are in perimenopause or menopause. Bioidentical hormone replacement pellets are used to increase the levels of the hormones that have dropped.Bioidentical hormones are different from those used in traditional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in that they’re identical chemically to those our bodies produce naturally and are made from plant estrogens. The hormones used in traditional HRT are made from the urine of pregnant horses and other synthetic hormones.
Pellets have been used as a safe and effective way to provide the body with hormones necessary for treatment of a wide variety of conditions such as:
- Vaginal dryness
- Low libido
- Weight gain
- Testosterone deficiencies
Bioidentical hormones such as estradiol (E2) and testosterone are the most commonly used ingredients. With pellets patients do not have to remember to take a pill, apply cream, or give an injection. Sterile pellets are a small, cylindrical form of compounded medication prepared using bioidentical hormones. The pellet is only about the size of a grain of rice and is implanted below the skin in the gluteal or abdominal area during a simple office procedure. The area is numbed using local anesthetic and a tiny incision is made through which the pellet is inserted. Once it is in place the incision is covered with an adhesive bandage. Over the course of 3 to 4 months, the pellet slowly dissolves as the body draws small dosages of the hormone to maintain a more consistent delivery. Once it is dissolved the procedure is repeated and a new pellet is inserted. Patients also do not have to worry about getting the pellet removed because it safely dissolves by the body over time.
Sterile implantable pellets are a safe and effective way to get the exact dosage of hormones your body needs for improved health and wellbeing. Talk to our providers today to find out if Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Pellets are right for you.
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