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Bioidentical Hormone Pellets

Take charge of your health and overall vitality with bioidentical hormone pellets. This convenient and effective treatment option treats hormone fluctuation and deficiencies so you can take control of your wellness for a more balanced and energetic life.

Bioidentical Hormone Pellets
What are Bioidentical Hormone Pellets?

What are Bioidentical Hormone Pellets?

Bioidentical Hormone Pellets have been a trusted form of Hormone Replacement Therapy HRT in the United States since 1990. Unlike other forms of HRT – like creams, gels, patches, injections, or pills – bioidentical hormone pellets are uniquely designed to match your bodys natural hormone structure. Crafted by certified compounding pharmacists, these tiny, cylindrical pellets consist of hormones identical to those naturally produced by your body.

This special delivery method ensures a steady, consistent hormone level, which can positively influence your sleep, libido, energy, and overall well–being. With minimal risk of side effects and an affordable cost, bioidentical hormone pellets have become our preferred choice to help you regain hormonal balance and enhance your overall health and vitality.

Understanding Hormones and Their Impact

Hormones play a vital role in maintaining your body’s balance. They manage your energy, growth, reproduction, stress response, sleep, and more. Your body has a wide range of hormones, each with its own purpose to keep your body functioning at its best. Bioidentical hormones, in particular, are designed to mimic and replace hormones like estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, closely resembling the ones your body naturally produces to help you maintain optimal health.

Estrogen

Estrogen is a crucial hormone in a woman’s body, handling important roles in reproduction, uterine and breast function, bone protection, and even cognitive and cardiovascular health. It’s not just for women though; men produce it too, and it can influence their libido and weight. Estrogen levels will change over time, like during menopause, but other factors can affect it as well, such as health issues or environmental factors. As a result of low estrogen, you may struggle with:

  • Irregular or absence of menstruation
  • More severe premenstrual or menopausal symptoms
  • Hot flashes, night sweats, or both
  • Mood changes and sleeping problems
  • Abdominal weight gain
  • Low libido
  • Vaginal dryness and vaginal atrophy
  • Dry skin, hair, and nails

Progesterone

Progesterone plays a pivotal role in the female reproductive system, regulating menstrual cycles and supporting pregnancy and lactation. Beyond reproduction, it also contributes to thyroid function regulation and mood improvement. If you have insufficient progesterone levels, you may struggle with:

  • Irregular periods
  • Difficulty conceiving
  • Mood swings
  • Sleep disturbances
  • The onset of hot flashes
  • Anxiety

Testosterone

Testosterone is a vital hormone for bone and muscle growth, sustaining male physical characteristics, regulating mood, and supporting sexual development. There are also small quantities of the hormone in women that helps bone and muscle strength, mood, sleep, and libido. As individuals age, it’s natural for testosterone levels to decrease. These hormonal shifts can influence various aspects of men’s and women’s health and well-being such as:

  • Decreased sex drive
  • Lower energy
  • Weight gain
  • Mood changes
  • Hair loss
  • Weakened bones and muscle loss
  • Insomnia

Do You Need

Bioidentical Hormones?

Wondering if bioidentical hormone pellets are right for you? It’s a worthwhile consideration if you have been experiencing symptoms related to hormone imbalances. If you’re unsure, try asking yourself some of these questions:

  • Are you feeling fatigued?
  • Are you gaining weight, especially around your midsection?
  • Have trouble sleeping?
  • Losing muscle, bone mass, or see increased fractures?
  • Struggle with a decreased sex drive?
  • Do you have a decline in memory or mental clarity?
  • Experiencing depression or mood swings?
  • Have muscle tension, joint pain, or headaches?

If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions or noticed a decline in overall well-being, exploring bioidentical hormone therapy can be a step towards reclaiming a balanced and vibrant life. Dr. Myra Reed can guide you through a comprehensive evaluation to determine if this personalized treatment approach aligns with your health needs and goals.

What to Expect for Your Implantation Procedure

Your time and health are valuable, which is why we do our best to make all our services as convenient and simple as possible, including our implantation procedure. It all begins with an initial evaluation that includes a questionnaire, a recent mammogram, and essential blood work to determine your specific hormonal needs. If Dr. Myra decides pellets are the best treatment for you, your next step is implantation.

During the implantation appointment, we first numb the skin to ensure your comfort. Then, a small, hormone–compounded cylinder, known as the pellet, is gently inserted under the skin in the hip region. This entire procedure typically takes only about 15 minutes. The best part? You wont need to worry about daily or weekly maintenance like pills, injectables, or lotions. The pellets only need to be replaced every four to six months to ensure your hormone levels remain balanced and optimal for your well–being.

Bioidentical Hormone Safety

If you have concerns about the safety of bioidentical hormones, we’re here to provide you with the information you need to answer any questions. It’s important to understand how bioidentical hormones differ from synthetic alternatives. Bioidentical hormones are specifically structured to closely mimic the hormones naturally produced by your body. This similarity reduces the risk of negative side effects commonly associated with pharmaceutical-grade synthetic hormones, especially when it comes to estrogen and progestin. Unlike some hormone replacement methods that must pass through the liver, the absorption of hormones through pellets bypasses the liver entirely. At our practice, we prefer topical or subcutaneous pellets for their safety and effectiveness.

It’s worth noting that bioidentical hormone therapy, whether through pellets or other forms, typically does not have adverse effects on your blood pressure, lipid levels, blood sugar, liver enzyme levels, or clotting factors. It also doesn’t increase the risk of thrombosis or heart disease, and the implantation itself carries an extremely low risk of side effects.

While creams, gels, and oral progesterone are considered safe options for hormone replacement, pellets offer a distinct advantage in maintaining a steady and balanced level of hormones. In addition to these forms, we may recommend oral progesterone or other bioidentical hormones like Prometrium, which can provide additional benefits such as improving sleep and reducing anxiety. Rest assured, your safety and well-being are our top priorities, and we will work closely with you to determine the most suitable hormone replacement therapy option.

Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Pellets

Bioidentical hormone pellets stand out as a form of hormone replacement that closely mimics the natural hormone production processes of your ovaries and testicles. Bioidentical hormones are the only form of HRT closest to your body’s natural hormone production, also known as the physiological form. Bioidentical hormone pellets share the same molecular structure as the hormones your body produces, significantly reducing the risk of unwanted side effects and providing a variety of health benefits.

Unlike other hormone replacement methods, pellets provide a consistent and steady release of hormones into your bloodstream that bypasses the liver. This 24/7 delivery reduces the risk of fluctuations and ensures that your body maintains the balance it needs for optimal well-being. In contrast, other methods like topical creams or injections can result in variable absorption rates, making it challenging to achieve and maintain the hormonal equilibrium your body craves. Beyond helping you achieve better health and wellness, this approach is also favored for its convenience and cost-effectiveness.

Benefits for Women

Heart Protection

Increased Libido and Energy

Improved Sleep

Eliminate Hot Flashes and Mood Swings

Prevent Abdominal Weight Gain

Improved Bone Density

Increased Muscle Mass

Decreased Risk of Dementia

Benefits for Men

Increased Energy and Vitality

Increased Libido

Lowered Cholesterol

Heart Protection unlike injectable, synthetic methyl–testosterone

Improved Muscle Mass

Improved Mental Clarity, Mood, Memory, and Concentration

Bone Strength Support

Decreased Risk of Prostate Cancer

Our Approach to Your Unique Hormone Journey

At Dr. Myra’s practice, we recognize that every patient’s hormone journey is unique. It’s not a one-size-fits-all solution; it’s a personalized path to your best health. We start with a thorough evaluation, carefully examining your hormone fluctuations and deficiencies to determine if bioidentical hormone pellets are the right choice for you. Dr. Myra will assess your condition based on a comprehensive symptom checklist and a recent mammogram and blood work, ensuring that your treatment plan aligns perfectly with your specific needs.

If you’re interested in this treatment, you do not have to be a member of our practice. Whether you’re a member or a non-member, our goal remains the same: to help you feel your absolute best. If you want to join our practice and explore bioidentical hormone pellets, members can enjoy a discount on these services and more. When it comes to choosing the right hormone therapy, we’ll help you make a choice that suits your unique needs and empowers you on your path to better health.