There is a big difference in natural hormone replacement therapy methods, not only in the procedures themselves but also in the delivery methods and the dosages recommended. Not every hormone replacement therapy (HRT) doctor offering bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is an expert. Many doctors lack anything more than the rudimentary training and knowledge they acquired in medical school.
What is bio-identical hormone replacement therapy?
Hormonal balance is key to your well-being and a delicate thing to achieve. Other hormone replacement therapies rarely accomplish or maintain the hormonal equilibrium your body depends on for optimum health. With bio-identical hormone replacement therapy your body can return to normal hormonal balance.
The goals of Bio-identical hormone therapy include:
- Alleviating the symptoms caused by the natural decrease in production of hormones by the body
- Giving the protective benefits which were originally provided by naturally occurring hormones
- Re-establishing a hormone balance
Pellets are the most natural way to deliver bio-identical hormone replacement therapy in both men and women. Pellets deliver a consistent release of hormone levels over an extended period of time, typically 3–6 months. This means only 2–4 visits to the medical office per year! The procedure typically takes 10–15 minutes, and most people are comfortable resuming daily activities immediately after their appointment. Best of all, your dosage is customized based on your labs.
Why are bio-identical hormone replacement therapy pellets optimal for natural hormone replacement?
Bio-identical hormones are natural, plant-derived compounds that have the same molecular structure as those made by the human body. Unlike synthetics, our bodies can readily recognize and metabolize them. It may surprise you to know that bio-identical pellets have been used successfully by patients throughout Europe, Japan, and the United States since the 1930’s. Study after study has shown that, when prescribed and administered correctly, bio-identical pellets can benefit a variety of conditions including depression, weight gain, and osteoporosis.
Bio-identical pellets deliver consistent, healthy levels of hormones for 3-6 months, depending on the dosage. They avoid the ﬂuctuations of hormone levels seen with every other method of delivery. It is the ﬂuctuation in hormones that causes many of the unwanted side effects and symptoms a patient experiences. Other bio-identical delivery methods-Le., the creams, pills, injections and even micronize capsules-cannot provide a steady stream of hormone in your bloodstream 24/7. That means you are still subject to a roller coaster ride of hormone levels. And even though patches do provide a constant stream of hormones, they have to be changed often.
Pellets do not increase the risk of blood clots like conventional or synthetic hormone replacement therapy.
In studies, when compared to conventional hormone replacement therapy, pellets have been shown to be superior for relief of menopausal symptoms, maintenance of bone density, restoration of sleep patterns, improved sex drive, libido, sexual response and performance. Even patients who have failed other types of hormone therapy have a very high success rate with pellets. In addition, there is no other method of hormone delivery that is as convenient for the patient as pellets.
How do I know if I am a candidate for Bio-identical hormone Pellets?
Some of the symptoms you might be experiencing might include excessive weight gain, low libido or sex drive, mood swings, insomnia or trouble sleeping, depression, and or irritability. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms you might be a candidate for Bio-identical hormone therapy.
Mind, Body, Spirit.
What sets the bio-identical hormone replacement therapy that Personalized Health and Wellness offers, apart from other treatments that use non-pellet HRT methods?
We are committed to more than simply balancing your hormones. We can help you achieve a level of well-being you haven’t felt in ages. Our philosophy mirrors what many research studies now bear out– that health and healing are inextricably entwined in the mind, body and spirit connection. Proper nutrition, staying active mentally and physically, and maintaining loving relationships are all vital to your total health. Hope, optimism, positivity and faith also play a vital role.