Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Why Should I consider Hormone Pellet Therapy?
Pellet therapy is used to defeat the symptoms of menopause and perimenopause. Many women have tried various kinds of hormone replacement therapy (HRT), and have simply been dissatisfied with the way they have felt. This alternative treatment of pellet therapy has become the method of choice for many women and men. It is typically not covered by medical insurance.
What is pellet therapy?
This is an old (as old as Premarin) and well-documented method of delivering bio-identical hormones that utilizes small pellets about the size of a grain of rice that are painlessly inserted under the skin (the procedure is less painful than having your blood drawn). We’ve found the easiest and best place to insert them is under the skin of the lateral buttocks.
What are Bio-Identical Hormones?
The hormones in the pellets are bio-identical (exact molecular match of human hormone) and consist of either estradiol, the most important of the three female human estrogens, and testosterone. Some women are surprised to hear that they might need testosterone replacement as well as estrogen replacement. Perimenopausal women and post-menopausal women usually need some of both. Testosterone levels are usually around 5-10% that of a man. Testosterone helps with a number of issues including libido, mood stabilization, brain function, and bone density.
Pellets are synthesized from soybeans. They are either pure estradiol or pure testosterone. Other than a small amount of stearic acid as is common in pharmaceuticals, there are no other ingredients in them. They dissolve completely with no residual under the skin over a 3-6 month period. Even though they are made from soybeans, it’s very unlikely that soy sensitive individuals would have a problem tolerating them.