Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, also known as BHRT, may help avoid unwanted side effects connected with a hormone imbalance.
Pellets are tiny, custom-compounded therapies for symptoms that stem from hormonal imbalances. The therapy may help keep a patient’s hormone levels consistent throughout the day. The pellet therapy uses hormones that are bioidentical to those found in the human body.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) uses bioidentical hormones, meaning the chemical structure is the same as the hormones produced by the body, estradiol. Our approach to BHRT using pellets may help avoid unwanted side effects.
Each patient’s symptoms are unique, and so is each patient’s path to hormone optimization through BHRT. Most bioidentical hormone replacement therapy patients report some relief in as soon as four weeks, but full optimization may take up to six months or more. Some report feeling the most benefits after their second insertion. The bioidentical hormones for our hormone pellet therapy are customized to fit your patient’s specific needs.
Using any type of hormone therapy is a decision made between you and your healthcare provider after carefully weighing the risks and benefits. Some Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapies have been controversial, and many are not FDA-approved, but that doesn't mean your healthcare provider will rule them out as a treatment option.
If you've had or are at high risk for the following conditions, hormone therapy may not be safe:
- Blood clotting disorders.
- Heart or cardiovascular disease.
- Breast cancer.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) may help relieve the symptoms of hormonal imbalance by raising hormones to their optimal levels.
What Is a Hormone Imbalance?
As we age, the production of hormones can be affected. Too much or too little of a hormone can have effects on the body, ranging from moderate to severe.
What Is Hormone Optimization?
Hormone pellet therapy uses custom-compounded pellets specifically designed to replace the hormones men and women lose over time.
During pellet therapy, pellets are inserted subcutaneously into the body in a quick, simple, in-office procedure. These pellets will gradually be absorbed, dispersing hormones throughout the body.
Why Bioidentical Pellet Therapy?
Hormone replacement patients receive as few as two bioidentical hormone pellet insertions per year. The hormone is available when their bodies need it, and it’s a simple procedure done right in the provider’s office.
How Long Does a BHRT Pellet Take to Work?
Each hormone replacement therapy patient’s symptoms are unique; so is each patient’s path to hormone optimization. Most hormone therapy patients report some relief in as little as four weeks or sooner, but full optimization may take up to six months or more. The bioidentical hormone replacement therapy journey is customized to fit each patient’s specific needs.