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What is Pellet Hormone Replacement Therapy?
It is bio-identical hormone replacement therapy or BHRT. Basically, you take hormone your body doesn’t produce enough of. The term "bio-identical" means the hormones are chemically identical to those your body produces. Bio-identical hormones are derived from plants and possess the exact hormonal structure of the human hormones estradiol and testosterone.
The hormone replacement pellet therapy procedure is quick, easy and relatively comfortable and benefits both men and women. Patients will first sit down with our in-house Physicians Assistant who will determine the level of hormone needed. This is determined by a thorough evaluation of a number of health factors including health history and symptoms on a patient by patient basis. The bio-identical hormone pellet is then placed under the skin of the upper buttocks. The pellet releases a steady dose over a period of time. The length of time ranges from 4-5 months depending on the dose given. A thorough panel of blood work is done before and periodically after the pellet is inserted to ensure the proper levels are delivered and if more are needed. Trilogy successfully treats both men and women.
Why do I need hormone replacement therapy? How do I know if I would benefit?
As we age, our bodies produce less hormones than we need to feel energetic and youthful. If we can replace the hormone levels that have dropped, the theory is that we can feel better in every way. If you have experienced any of the following symptoms, pellet therapy may be right for you.
Symptoms of low testosterone in men:
- Low sex drive
- Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
- Chronic fatigue
- Loss of muscle mass
- Increased body fat (especially in the waist area)
- Decreased bone mass
- Mood changes
- Lower mental capacity
- Brain Fog
Additionally, conditions that can be affected by low levels of testosterone include:
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Alcohol use
- High Cholesterol
Symptoms of low estradiol in women:
- Night Sweats
- Hot flashes
- Decreased sex drive
- Weight gain
- Cold hands and feet
Hormone Pellet Therapy FAQs
Is Hormone Pellet Therapy Right for Me?
Hormone Pellet Therapy is a safe and effective option for men and women who suffer from various symptoms such as low sex drive, mood changes, chronic fatigue, hot flashes, depression and more. There have been studies done to confirm that it is safe. However, it is important to remember that it is not for everyone.
Patients who use drugs and alcohol may not be able to get this procedure. People who have a medical condition may also not be able to get this treatment. Let your healthcare provider know if you have a serious medical condition.
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