Pellet therapy has emerged as the bioidentical hormone replacement therapy delivery method most preferred by patients and physicians. The benefits include painless implementation and hassle-free delivery with the benefit of consistent and steady dosing. Using creams, taking pills or receiving injections all come with various side effects that can leave patients with exceedingly uncomfortable symptoms during each cycle.
As the name implies, pellet therapy is a rice-sized ‘pellet’ of natural hormone that is placed under your skin in a relatively brief in-office procedure. This pellet, usually inserted in the upper hip area, will deliver a natural dose of hormones over the next few months.
This custom compounded dose will need to be replaced by your physician in the office approximately every three to four months. The pellet works by slowly releasing the selected bioidentical hormone as the body metabolizes it. This method of delivery is very similar to the way your body naturally secretes hormones when they are functioning at optimal levels
The hormone testosterone affects a wide range of issues specific to men. And since it has been reported that a man’s testosterone levels start to decrease roughly 1 percent each year, there are many areas of men’s health that can be improved with pellet therapy, such as:
While most women may not realize it, testosterone is an essential hormone to optimal health and wellbeing. For some women, testosterone levels deplete with aging or menopause, while other women may never experience adequate testosterone levels, as their bodies do not produce sufficient amounts. Pellet therapy offers women the opportunity to restore or supplement testosterone with all the benefits of natural testosterone without daily dosing hassles or risk of side effects. Testosterone pellet therapy for women has been shown to offer women multiple health advantages, including:
Working with a physician specially-trained in hormone therapy is imperative to receiving comprehensive treatment and an expert that understands the needs of the endocrine system as well as the emotional impacts related to estrogen imbalances. Symptoms of low estrogen include the list described above as well as:
Dr. Gretchen Reis of the North Carolina Hormone Institute forms every treatment plan by harnessing the tools of advanced diagnostic lab testing. A one-on-one consultation is then employed to identify the root cause of illness or imbalance thereby effectively addressing the issues through a customized pellet therapy plan. To begin your journey to a better quality of life, take the first step by contacting the North Carolina Hormone Institute today.
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