Bio-Identical Hormone Pellet Therapy
WHAT IS BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONE PELLET THERAPY?
Bio-identical hormone pellets are derived from plants — just like other forms of BHRT — meaning they are naturally-based and structurally identical to the hormones produced by the human body. Bio-identical hormone pellets are currently available for two types of hormone therapy: testosterone and estradiol. Each pellet is about the size of a grain of rice and is inserted into an incision made to the upper hip area during a simple, in-office procedure. Following insertion, the body slowly begins to metabolize the pellet, releasing a steady, natural dose of bio identical hormones—much like the body does under normal function—over the course of three to six months. The duration depends on how quickly the body metabolizes the pellet.
THE BENEFITS OF PELLET THERAPY
Bio-identical hormone pellet therapy offers many of the same benefits as other BHRT delivery methods, but it has some distinct features that set it apart, including: no hassle dosing. The bio identical pellet is inserted and goes to work – no need to remember to take a pill or swipe on a cream. And, since the pellet is slowly metabolized by the body over time, patients don’t have to worry if they took too much or not enough; it minimizes fluctuations between treatments. Bio identical pellets are designed to work with each patient’s body chemistry, releasing a natural dose of hormones throughout the treatment cycle. The process is quick, similar to having your blood drawn. Local anesthetic is applied to the injection site, a tiny incision is then made in the skin, and the pellet is put into place by trained medical staff. Lastly, the incision site is sealed with a piece of medical tape. There is no need for stitches or fear of scarring. Pellet therapy has not been associated with increased risk of any adverse conditions or diseases.
PELLET THERAPY FOR MEN
Testosterone therapy is available in pellet form. Testosterone pellet therapy offers advantages for men who prefer not to endure the pain sometimes associated with testosterone injections or worries of transference linked to creams. Pellet therapy delivers a slow release of testosterone over the course of three to six months, offering men the numerous benefits of testosterone therapy, including: improved libido and sexual performance, increased muscle mass, reduced fat mass, stabilized moods, enhanced focus and drive, and lastly, lowered risk of certain diseases.
These are the symptoms that are found in both men and women. Additional symptoms such as premenstrual symptoms in women, and erectile dysfunction in men are also potential effects of hormone imbalance.
PELLET THERAPY FOR WOMEN
Women may choose bio identical pellet therapy for testosterone replacement therapies. And, much like with men, women can enjoy the natural-release formulation of the pellet, plus all the benefits of the respective hormone therapies. Estradiol and testosterone are often valuable treatment options for women suffering from menopausal symptoms. However, some women may pursue testosterone therapy to experience these benefits including: improved sex drive and sexual sensation, improved weight management, reduced fat mass, increased lean body mass, increased focus and ambition, stabilized moods, and improved bone density.
PELLET IMPLANTS: SAFE, EFFECTIVE, CONVENIENT BHRT
When properly administered, the pellet delivery system provides safe and effective BHRT. In fact, it remains the only form of delivery that closely mirrors what the human ovary and testicle do. This method ensures the same steady, around-the-clock, low dosages the body once created. You won’t have to change patches, rub on creams, or remember to take a pill. And you won’t experience the radical surges and drops in blood levels as with other methods. Pellet implants even deliver more when the body needs it—like during exercise or periods of stress.