Pellet implants are a unique way to treat hormone imbalances in our body. Customized to meet your individual needs, pellets are compounded hormones made from organic plant materials, which have the same molecular structure of those hormones found in our body.
In a simple, quick in-office procedure, your doctor inserts a prescribed number of rice-grain-sized bioidentical hormone pellets under the skin near the hip. These pellets will release steady small amounts of hormone(s) directly into your bloodstream for an average of 3-5 months.
Belmar Pharmacy, out of Golden, CO, will be our trusted source for these compounded pellets. Specialized sterilization techniques are used to ensure pellets are sterile and safe.
Considered the gold standard of hormonal therapy treatments, bioidentical hormone pellets are used to treat men and women with low hormone levels. They have the same molecular structure as natural human hormones and work the same way. Delivering these medications in pellet form has several benefits:
Consistency — Pellets supply a consistent level of hormones released in the bloodstream.
Closest to nature — Pellets mimic your body’s natural delivery system more closely than any other method.
Convenience —You don’t need to worry about remembering to take your medication daily. Hormone pellets only need to be inserted 2-4 times per year depending on what your physician prescribes and what works best for your body.
Fewer side effects — Pellet therapy bypasses the liver, sending hormones directly into the bloodstream, and avoiding certain side effects of oral medications.
The most common use of BHRT is to treat the symptoms of menopause in women. These symptoms can include hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, sleep problems, fatigue, mid-section weight gain, loss of muscle mass, foggy thinking, and mood changes.
Levels of testosterone normally decline with age. Some people have no symptoms, but it can cause men and women to experience low libido, sexual problems, hair loss, fatigue, loss of muscle and bone mass, fat gain (think beer belly for men), mood issues and memory problems.
Postmenopausal osteoporosis affects women during the first decade following menopause. Bones become brittle, fragile, and easy to fracture. This is one of the most common postmenopausal problems doctors treat with bioidentical hormone pellet therapy.
BHRT may help with vaginal dryness in women, decreased libido in both sexes, and sexual functioning issues in men.
Men and women can lose muscle mass and strength as hormone levels decrease. Hormone replacement may help patients continue enjoying their favorite sports, activities and improve their overall quality of life.
Hormonal changes in menopause or andropause (in men) can cause or worsen mood swings, anxiety disorders, or depression. In addition to worry, fear, agitation, irritability, nervousness, and irrational thoughts, patients can have physical symptoms — rapid heart rate, shortness of breath, nausea, numbness, lightheadedness, shakiness, and high blood pressure.
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