Imbalanced hormones lead to negative symptoms, but there is a solution: bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. At Pellecome LLC, in Randolph, NJ, we know that hormone therapy is truly effective, but believe there needed to be a better delivery system. That’s why we created hormone pellets. Smaller than a grain of rice, bioidentical hormone replacement pellet implants work on a time-release system to deliver you the hormones you need, right when you need them.
What Do Hormone Pellets Do for You?
Hormone pellets deliver a constant and steady stream of bioidentical hormones directly into your bloodstream to help balance your hormones over time. They can help both men and women achieve balance and stability by raising their hormones to optimal levels. Low hormones in both men and women create a deficiency, which leads to symptoms that can negatively impact your life.
You may have less energy than you used to or have trouble losing weight. You may feel tired all the time and yet still have trouble sleeping. Low hormones also negatively affect the bones and cause calcium deficiencies, making you more prone to osteoporosis and breaks.
Once inserted below the skin’s surface, BHRT pellets gradually improve your life by addressing your hormone imbalance, regulating your hormones, and increasing your energy levels. They help you live a full life no longer defined by hormone deficits.
Women and Hormone Deficiencies
The Female Hormone Stages
There are four primary stages of the female hormones. Throughout a female’s life, she will move from one to the next. It is usually during the final stages that hormonal imbalances begin to become more noticeable and affect everyday life. However, hormone imbalances are not limited to those final stages; a woman can experience a hormone deficiency at any stage.
Premenopause is a stage of the female hormone cycle where a woman has periods. This stage of life constitutes the reproductive years. Periods may be regular or irregular, but there are periods and there no symptoms of perimenopause or menopause. Women can experience hormonal imbalances due to lifestyle and health-related issues during this stage, but for the most part, there aren’t any glaring symptoms or noticeable body changes.
Perimenopause is also known as pre-menopause and is a transitional period that occurs before menopause sets in. During this time, the ovaries begin to produce less estrogen. As estrogen output decreases, symptoms can begin to develop slowly. For most women, this period of time begins in the 40s but can start in the 30s, as well. Perimenopause ends when the ovary releases its last egg.
The onset of menopause occurs when a woman stops getting a period. Once the ovaries cease production of estrogen and progesterone, the two essential female hormones that control reproduction, menopause sets in. This is the stage in which hormonal imbalances can become the most evident and symptoms arise.
During or before menopause is an essential time to check your hormone levels. Doing so can help alleviate some of the most negative symptoms associated with menopause. You can get ahead of the problem by addressing your hormones sooner rather than later so that you can live as symptom-free as possible.
Postmenopause is the period of time that follows menopause and begins after a woman has not had a period for one year. This period lasts for the rest of a woman’s life. Some symptoms may improve during this time; others may remain.
Treating Hormone Deficiencies in Women
Hormone pellets specifically designed to treat women can restore hormonal balance so that you can live a full life. These pellets contain estrogen and can help address the symptoms associated with female hormone imbalances, including hot flashes, vaginal dryness, low libido, low energy, chronic fatigue, and night sweats, among others. They will slowly release the necessary hormones to help women feel revitalized and energized, regardless of their life stage.
Men and Hormone Deficiencies
Men typically do not experience a drop in their hormonal levels until later in life, but that isn’t always the case for everyone. Some men suffer from low testosterone due to genetic or health-related issues. However, most patients who seek out treatment for low testosterone have begun to experience andropause.
Andropause is often referred to as male menopause. It typically begins during the later 40s to early 50s or older. Testosterone levels begin to drop, and symptoms arise. Energy levels drop; some men may begin to gain weight and even have difficulty maintaining or gaining lean muscle mass. Libido may decrease, and some men experience brain fog, chronic fatigue, and erectile dysfunction. However, living with these symptoms is completely optional.
Treating Hormone Deficiencies in Men
Pellet therapy can help increase testosterone levels, and in doing so, help improve the quality of a man’s life. Raising these levels leads to many anti-aging effects and increased energy, protection from osteoporosis, and heart disease. The weight that once wouldn’t budge begins to melt away, muscle mass increases, workouts become more productive, and sex drive increases.
How Does Pellet Therapy Work?
Hormone pellets contain compounded bioidentical hormones that are high quality and created under strict supervision in a pharmacy. They are inserted just below the surface of the skin in the fatty tissue. Once inserted below the skin, they begin to release the necessary hormones into the bloodstream to help balance the body.
What Happens During Treatment?
Before beginning treatment, your provider will perform a comprehensive blood panel to obtain your hormone levels. This can be done through several different diagnostics, including blood, serum, and saliva. Then, once you are confirmed as a treatment candidate, you will be clear to schedule your pellet implant appointment.
Adminsitering the Pellet
To begin treatment, your provider will prepare the insertion site by numbing the area so that you don’t feel any discomfort. You can expect the entire process to last 15 minutes from start to finish. The insertion process itself is surprisingly quick. Your provider will make a tiny incision, insert the rice-sized hormone pellet, and then close the incision. The body will begin drawing hormones from the pellet immediately, and your hormones will gradually reach optimal levels.
How Many Treatments Are Necessary?
When you choose pellet therapy, you choose a low maintenance form of hormone replacement therapy. Once the pellets are inserted, the most you will have to do is follow some simple aftercare directives to ensure that your treatment site post-insertion. Then, your provider will schedule follow-up treatments as necessary to check your levels and help determine if you need any adjustments. Most patients only need three to four treatments each year.
How Soon Do Results Show Up?
Most patients notice a difference in their symptoms within two to four weeks of their pellet insertion treatment. Symptoms will continue to improve over time as the body adjusts to optimal hormone levels and benefits from the effects of this treatment. The most noticeable results appear by six months post-treatment.
Why Hormone Pellets?
There are different bioidentical hormone replacement therapy methods, including injections, patches, pills, and oral tablets. However, hormone pellets simplify the entire process. This method takes the guesswork out of the equation. It puts the patient first. It’s a low-maintenance form of BHRT that delivers hormones through a specialized time-release method so that you can maintain optimal levels and don’t have to experience the highs and lows as hormones drop.
Taking the First Step
If you’ve tried other methods of hormone replacement therapy and haven’t been satisfied with those methods, it may be time to give BHRT pellets a chance. Once you experience the difference in pellet therapy, you will never look back. With no daily compliance requirements involved, you won’t have to set reminders on your phone to remember to administer your bioidentical hormones and get the relief you’re looking for. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.