hormone pellet therapy
bioidentical hormone therapy replacement
the optimal solution for bioidentical hormone therapy replacement
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) can be delivered in many forms. There are creams, gels and injections, but popular culture and our busy lifestyles have demanded another option, one that frees men and women from the hassles of daily dosing, optimizes hormone levels and minimizes side effects. This treatment solution is known as pellet therapy and though it may seem like a novel concept, it’s actually been around as long as bioidentical hormone therapy itself. Pellet therapy dates back to the 1930s—but only rose to popularity in recent years as on-the-go lifestyles have increased demand. Discover why pellet therapy is a preferred treatment option for many men and women seeking bioidentical hormone therapy.
what is hormone pellet therapy?
Hormone pellets are derived from plants, just like other forms of BHRT, meaning they are naturally-based and structurally identical to the hormones produced by the human body. Pellets are currently available for two types of hormone therapy – testosterone and estradiol. Each pellet is about the size of a grain of rice and is inserted into an incision made to the upper hip area during a simple, in-office procedure. Following insertion, the body slowly begins to metabolize the pellet, releasing a steady, natural dose of hormones—much like the body does under normal function—over the course of three to six months. The duration depends on how quickly the body metabolizes the pellet.
the benefits of pellet therapy
Pellet therapy offers many of the same benefits as other BHRT delivery methods, but it has some distinct features that set it apart, including:
- Convenient, no hassle dosing. The pellet is inserted and goes to work – no need to remember to take a pill or swipe on a cream. And, since the pellet is slowly metabolized by the body over time, patients don’t have to worry if they took too much or not enough
- Minimizes fluctuations between treatments. Pellets are designed to work with each patient’s body chemistry, releasing a natural dose of hormones throughout the treatment cycle.
- The process is quick, like having your blood drawn. Local anesthetic is applied to the injection site, a tiny incision is made in the skin and the pellet is put into place by trained medical staff and sealed with a piece of medical tape. There is no need for stitches or fear of scarring.
- No risk. Pellet therapy has not been associated with increased risk of any adverse conditions or diseases.