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Bio-Identical Hormone

Therapy

What is Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy (BHT)?

Bio-Identical hormone replacement therapy (BHT) involves replacing the lost hormones that naturally decline as we age. BHT includes the placement of hormone pellets derived from natural plant sources to replicate your body’s normal hormonal levels. Implants placed under the skin consistently release small, physiologic doses of hormones providing optimal therapy.

What are hormone pellets?

Hormone pellets contain a natural plant source of testosterone and/or estrogen. A compounding pharmacy, using strict federal guidelines, compounds the estrogen and/or testosterone utilized in the pellets.

These pellets, which are smaller than a grain of rice, are placed in the fatty tissue underneath the skin by a qualified healthcare provider. The hormones in the pellet closely mimic the actions of healthy ovaries and testicles with regards to hormone release into the bloodstream. The hormone pellet implantation procedure is easily performed in the office with minimal discomfort.

What are the benefits of BHT for women?

For women, the hormonal fluctuations throughout life can trigger emotional, mental, and physical distress. This decline in hormone levels can cause anxiety, depression, low libido, daily fatigue, brain fog, weight gain, and other health concerns.

In women, bioidentical hormone pellet therapy has been extremely effective in treating:

  • Menopausal and/or hormonal symptoms
  • Maintenance of bone density
  • Restoration of sleep pattens
  • Improvement in sex drive and sexual performance
  • Relief of depression, anxiety, irritability, and mood swings

Moreover, hundreds of studies show natural testosterone to be highly preventative against breast cancer, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s, and dementia, to name a few.

What are the benefits of BHT for men?

For men, lower testosterone can cause a decrease in libido or sexual dysfunction, weight gain, mood changes, muscle loss, and issues with memory and concentration.

In men, hormone pellet therapy has been extremely effective in treating symptoms of testosterone deficiency, including:

  • Fatigue
  • Lack of mental acuity
  • Loss of libido
  • Erectile dysfunction

Moreover, many studies show optimal testosterone levels in men (over 800) have preventative effects for many disease states, such as cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, prostate cancer, osteoporosis, and more.

Why choose pellet therapy?

Unlike typical oral, injectable, and transdermal forms of BHT which produce “roller coaster” hormone levels, resulting in mood and energy fluctuations, pellet therapy is the only method of hormone therapy that provides sustained hormone levels throughout the day. Pellet therapy releases this sustained hormone for up to 3-4 months in women and up to 6 months in men.

Because the hormones used are completely natural, pellet therapy is ideal for people wanting the benefits of a natural hormone without the drawbacks or side effects of taking a synthetic hormone.