Dr. Myra Reed

Bioidentical Hormones/Pellet Replacement

Are you feeling fatigued or tired?

Are you gaining weight especially around your midsection?

Having trouble sleeping?

Decreased sex drive?

Are you having a decline in memory or mental clarity?

Experiencing Depression or mood swings?

✓  Having muscle tension, joint pain, or headaches?

If you are having some of these symptoms you may need to replace the natural hormones that you once had…

Hormones are the essential natural chemical messengers created from cholesterol in our endocrine glands. They carry signals to organs and tissues in the body. As we age, we lose these healthy, protective hormones needed to keep the body running smoothly and spark the cellular responses that are necessary for normal growth, development, immunity, and energy. Loss of these natural hormones increases your risk for more serious age-related health conditions.

Hormone imbalances can affect both men and women—and most can be easily corrected. Using compounds derived from natural resources or manufactured structurally like the molecules produced in our bodies, we can replace what our bodies are lacking that cause age related issues.

What can Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy do for me?

Benefits for Women:

  • Heart Protection
  • Improved Sleep
  • Increased Libido
  • Eliminates hot flashes and mood swings
  • Eliminates abdominal weight gain
  • Eliminates Hormone Fluctuation Headaches
  • Improves Bone Density
  • Increases Muscle Mass
  • Decreased risk of Breast Cancer
  • No adverse effects on Menstrual Cycle
  • Decreased risk of Blood Clots
  • Does not adversely affect
    • Blood Pressure
    • Lipids
    • Blood Sugar
    • Liver Enzyme Levels

Benefits for Men:

  • Increased Energy and Vitality
  • Increased Libido
  • Increased Muscle Mass
  • Improved Mental Clarity, Mood, Memory and Concentration
  • Lower Cholesterol
  • Heart Protection
  • Increased Bone Strength
  • Decreased Risk of Prostate Cancer

What do I need to know about the safety of Bio-Identical Hormones?

While hormone replacement options come in different forms, bio-identical hormones are structured to match our body’s natural production. Use of the bio-identical hormones does not have the multitude of negative side effects present when using pharmaceutical grade synthetic estrogen and progestin. Dr. Myra Reed prefers to use the bio-identical topical or subcutaneous pellets.  Multiple studies have shown that hormone pellets and topical Bi-Est (Estriol/Estradiol) do not affect adversely affect blood pressure, lipid levels, glucose or liver functions, clotting factors or the risk of thrombosis or cancer.

In addition to the bio-identical topical and subcutaneous pellets, Dr. Myra Reed recommends oral progesterone or Prometrium. This is another bio-identical hormone that is a natural sleep aide and reduces anxiety. Studies have shown a reduction of the risk of breast cancer when using this bio-identical. Unlike the structurally different synthetic progestin, micronized (Prometrium) or compounded progesterone can be protective while relieving symptoms.

Hormone replacement therapy with pellet implantation has an extremely low incidence of side effects.  

Bio-Identical Hormone therapy is a safe and effective way of dealing with a hormone imbalance for both men and women.

What is the most physiological form of Bio-Identical Hormones available?

When supplementing our bodies’ fluctuations and deficiencies in hormone levels, it is extremely important to use the most physiological form of hormones available to avoid unnecessary side effects.  Your lifestyle depends on it. Pellets have become very popular for their positive effects and safety. They have the same molecular structure as the human body while providing a steady stream of the hormone in the blood, 24/7! Compare this to the topical or injectable that gives variable absorption rates and levels. Pellets are the only form of delivery that mirrors what the human ovary and testicle does.

While each patient’s treatment plan is individual to the patient, Dr. Myra Reed highly recommends an evaluation to determine if your hormone fluctuations or deficiencies can be addressed by the pellets.  Their side effects are minimal, and the cost is affordable.  It is your life!

Bio-Identical Hormone Pellets

What are some of the Benefits of Hormone Pellets?

  • Delays Aging
  • Lose Abdominal Fat
  • Improved sleep
  • Increased energy
  • Better libido
  • Protects from Osteoporosis
  • Increase muscle mass

Bio-identical Hormone Pellets are beneficial for both men and women.  The pellets are made of hormones identical to our natural hormones. They are formed into tiny cylinders by certified compounding pharmacists. The ability of the pellet to deliver a steady level of hormone avoids fluctuations that affect your sleep, your libido, your energy, and your general well-being. Other methods of hormone replacement include creams, gels, patches, injections and pills which can be encumbered with hormone fluctuation issues.

Bio-identical Hormone Pellets also have a reduced risk of unpleasant and dangerous side effects. The absorption of the hormone via the pellet bypasses the liver completely.  

Pellets are extremely convenient for the patient. There no daily or weekly maintenance requirements as will pills, injectables and lotions. The patient need only return to the office of Dr. Myra Reed for re-implantation once every 4-6 month.

How will I know if Bio-identical Hormone Pellets are the right treatment for me?

Dr. Myra Reed will thoroughly evaluate you prior to any treatment plan being established. Her evaluation will be based on a symptom checklist, an examination and blood tests during your initial visit.  A customized Bio-identical Hormone Therapy Plan will be created for you based on the evaluation. In most cases, the Hormone Pellets are the hormone replacement plan of choice because of their reduced risk of side effects, convenience and the affordability.

How safe and effective are Hormone Pellets?

Hormone Pellets are one of the safest and most effective forms of hormone replacement therapy. Though natural creams, gels, and oral progesterone are safe, pellets are better for achieving and maintaining a steady level of hormones.  Pellets also bypass the liver eliminating many of the unpleasant and risky side effects associated with hormone replacement therapy.

How convenient are Hormone Pellets?

A Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy Plan involves a very simple process. An initial evaluation with blood work is performed to identify your needs. The pellet, a tiny cylinder of hormones, is painlessly inserted under numbed skin in your hip region. Additional pellets to maintain your hormone levels will be implanted at the office of Dr. Myra Reed every 4-6 months depending on your personal needs. The implantation appointment only takes about 15 minutes!

Overview

  • Hormone Replacement Therapy  via subcutaneous implants has been used with great success in the Europe and Australia since 1938. It has been available in the United States since 1990. (Greenblatt 49, Mishnell 41, Cantrill 84, Stanczyk 88)
  • Pellets deliver consistent, physiologic levels of hormones and avoid the fluctuations of hormone levels seen with other methods of delivery (Greenblatt 49, Thom 81, Cantrill 84, Stanczyk 88)
  • Estrogen delivered by subcutaneous implants maintains the normal ratio of estradiol to estrone (Thom 81, Stanczyk 88, Owen 92, Cravioto 01)
  • Hormones delivered by the subcutaneous implants bypass the liver, do not affect clotting factors and do not increase the risk of thrombosis (Notelovitz 87, Seed 00).
  • Testosterone delivered subcutaneously by pellet implant is cardiac protective, unlike oral, synthetic methyl-testosterone (Sands 97, Worboys 00)
  • Testosterone delivered by pellet implantation, does not adversely affect blood pressure, lipid levels, glucose or liver functions (Burger 84, Farish 84, Fletcher 86, Barlow 86, Notelovitz 84, Stanczyk 88, Davis 95, 00, Sands 97, Seed 00, Cravioto 01)

Hormone Pellets as a Hormone Replacement Therapy are the most physiological option available. The convenience, affordability and safety of pellet therapy far exceeds the other options. Hormone fluctuation and deficiencies are treatable. The symptoms are not necessary. There are safe treatment options. Schedule your appointment for a complete hormone therapy evaluation as soon possible!!!!

Call us for more information at (850) 249-5000.

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