What are hormone pellets?
Hormone replacement using pellet implants has been practiced for more than 70 years. Scientific research on the benefits of this therapy has been published in authoritative international journals for decades.
Bio-identical pellet therapy was originally developed in Europe during the 1930’s. It proved an excellent treatment for hormone deficiencies, especially in menopause. The highly-respected pioneer of endocrinology, Dr. Robert B. Greenblatt, learned about this method and introduced it to his U.S. colleagues in 1939. Today, practitioners use pellet implants to restore hormonal balance in men and women of all ages. Best of all, they are natural, safe, and effective.
What Is Pellet BHRT?
Pellet BHRT, which is also called Pellet Bio-Identical Hormone replacement therapy, is a unique form of hormone replacement that is inserted into the skin. The pellets work by slowly releasing hormones over time to maintain a consistent level in your bloodstream. The most common hormones found in pellet BHRT are estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone.
Pellet Implants: Safe, Effective, Convenient BHRT
When properly administered, the hormone pellet delivery system provides safe and effective BHRT. Pellet therapy remains the only form of delivery that closely mirrors what the human ovaries and testicles do. This method ensures the same steady, around-the-clock, low dosages the body once created. Because it is an implanted pellet,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 – such as during exercise or periods of stress.
Pellet Implants: The Ideal Hormone Delivery System
Right Amount of Hormones
Creams, pills and patches all deliver inconsistent amounts of hormones unnaturally released into the body in a manner that does not mimic how the body naturally delivers hormones. Pellet delivery system is consistent and ongoing as the body requires it. You don’t have to worry about taking a pill or a patch falling off. Pellets remain the only delivery system that provides steady blood serum levels over time.
Simple & Safe Pellet Insertion
Once inserted, a steady, low dose of natural hormone flows directly into the blood stream whenever the body needs it. This gives the body the ability to control the release of the hormone just as it did when the ovaries and testicles were working normally.
What Are the Benefits of Pellet BHRT?
Pellet BHRT provides a variety of benefits, which include:
- Symptomatic Relief: Hormonal supplementation can help restore the delicate hormonal balance needed to ward off hot flashes, mood swings, low sex drive, brain fog, and night sweats.
- Personalized Approach: Treatment with pellet BHRT is personalized for every patient’s unique needs, creating the perfect balance of hormones they may be lacking.
- Convenient Treatment: Pellet BHRT can be reinserted every couple of months, as opposed to daily or weekly injections.
How Is Pellet BHRT Inserted?
Pellet BHRT is a simple, in-office procedure that has no associated downtime. A small incision is made in your buttock or hip, and the pellets are placed directly under the skin.
Is BRHT Right for Me?
Just like other hormone replacement therapies, BRHT effectively regulates hormone levels to help you feel like yourself. It can also boost your energy levels, improve cognition, and help stabilize mood swings, which usually accompany hormonal imbalances. However, it is equally important to ensure that BRHT is safe for you.
Are There Any Associated Side Effects?
Some patients might experience temporary soreness and redness at the injection site. Females could experience breast tenderness. In addition, some patients may also experience mood swings and possibly develop headaches from the increase in hormones. Other possible side effects include:
- Changes to hair texture and density.
- Acne flares.
- Possible weight gain.
- Slightly increased risk of developing breast cancer.
- Slightly increased risk of stroke, deep vein thrombosis, and heart attack.
Who Shouldn't Take Bioidentical Hormones?
Individuals with certain medical conditions may not be suitable candidates for BRHT, which include:
- Stroke or TIA (transient ischemic attacks).
- Cardiovascular disease.
- Certain cancers.
- Blood disorders.
How Long Does it Take to See Results?
Everyone’s body reacts differently, however, some patients do see results a few days after implantation.