Bioidentical Hormone Pellet Therapy
BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE PELLET THERAPY
Bioidentical hormone therapy / pellet therapy is the most natural option for women and men to refill hormone levels. Under the skin, implants release modest, physiologic quantities of bioidentical hormones that are similar to those occurring naturally in the body, allowing for optimal therapy.
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) starts working 7-10 days after your pellet is inserted. A steady dose of Bio-Identical hormones enters the bloodstream once the pellets are implanted in the gluteal area.
At TheVagRes, we offer a variety of treatment options for menopausal symptoms and hormone deficiencies, including bioidentical hormone pellet therapy. There is no one-size-fits-all solution – which is why we emphasize individualized care to determine the best approach for you.
Hormones are chemical messengers in your body.
These potent substances are produced in the endocrine glands and go through your bloodstream informing tissues and organs what to perform. They aid in the regulation of many of your body’s major activities, such as metabolism and reproduction.
You have too much or too little of a certain hormone when you have a hormonal imbalance. Even minor adjustments can have a significant impact on your entire body.
Consider hormones to be a cake recipe. Too much or too little of any one ingredient has an impact on the finished result.
How to treat the symptoms of menopause
Bio-Identical Hormone Pellet Therapy is the most natural way for women and men to replace their hormone levels. The implants, which are placed under the skin, release consistent, tiny physiological amounts of bioidentical hormones similar to the body’s hormones, allowing for optimal therapy.
This procedure is simple, convenient, and has an excellent safety record. While we offer several bioidentical hormone replacement therapies, Dr. Broad believes pellets are the best alternative. When hormones are absorbed rather than ingested, they enter the tissues directly, bypassing the liver. This phenomenon is called the “first-pass effect.”
The history of pellet therapy
Pellets for hormone replacement therapy have been around since the late 1930s. However, their popularity waned in the 1950s and 1960s as the pharmaceutical industry expanded in the U.S. and the synthetic oral hormone Premarin became available.
Premarin is derived from the urine of pregnant mares, which contains high levels of estrogen-like compounds. Premarin and the progestin Provera were the two hormones studied in the Women’s Health Initiative study, which found an increased risk of thromboembolic disease, stroke, and breast cancer with certain types of hormone replacement.
Fortunately, pellet therapy has not disappeared from the market, and it is now widely recognized as an effective method for treating symptoms associated with hormone deficiency.
- Hormones enter the bloodstream immediately, bypassing the liver and gastrointestinal tract.
- The hormones are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- Your body is in control of hormone release. When you exercise or are under stress, you take in more hormones, and when you rest, you take in fewer hormones.
- Convenience – the pellets usually last between three and five months.
- You do not need to apply creams or gels daily.
- This strategy has been shown in studies to be particularly beneficial for mental clarity and sexual function.
- Useful for bone density
- The pharmacies that produce the pellets for our patients adhere to the strictest safety and quality standards