Why Bioidentical Hormone Pellet Therapy?

Did you know that hormone pellet therapy can provide safe and effective relief of menopausal symptoms?

It's true! If you're a woman between 40 and 50 years old, you're likely experiencing perimenopause, the transition phase before menopause begins. Many women go through this phase without any noticeable symptoms at all, while others may experience a string of uncomfortable symptoms that can last up to eight years.

If you're one of those women who experiences severe disruption in your everyday life due to perimenopause, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may be beneficial in easing the severity of your symptoms. If you're unfamiliar with pellet therapy, read on to find out how hormone pellet therapy can provide safe and effective relief of menopausal symptoms.

Should You Take Hormone Replacement Therapy During Menopause?

If you're approaching menopause, it's important to know that the symptoms you're experiencing are common and treatable.

As your ovaries start making less estrogen and progesterone, they can throw off the natural balance of hormones in your body, causing symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, mood swings, and difficulty sleeping. 

HRT (hormone replacement therapy) is a safe way to replace those hormones and restore balance to your body. Every woman's experience of menopause is different—some women may have few or no symptoms; others may find menopause to be extremely challenging. But if you find that your symptoms are hard to manage or persist post-menopause, HRT may be right for you!

HRT has been shown to effectively counterbalance many of these unpleasant symptoms, allowing women to lead normal lives without having to suffer from discomfort and pain. In most cases, HRT is also recommended for women who begin menopause early—this includes women who start their final period before age 40 or whose periods stop before age 45. If you're going through premature menopause because your ovaries were surgically removed or naturally stop producing estrogen early in life (before age 51).

What Are Bioidentical Hormones and Pellet Therapy?

If you're a woman and you've been experiencing symptoms of menopause, you're not alone. Millions of women have gone through the same thing. But did you know there's a better way to manage these symptoms?

Hormone pellet therapy is an alternative to conventional hormone replacement therapy (HRT). It involves slow-releasing pellets that deliver bioidentical hormones directly into the body, reducing side effects and improving results.

Most female hormone replacement therapies are made from synthetic materials. Bioidentical hormones are derived from plants, like soy and wild yams, and more closely match the body's natural hormones. For instance, phytoestrogens found in plants are similar to the estrogen produced in the female body. 

Hormone pellet therapy refers to the way the hormones are delivered to the body — in pellet form rather than a pill, cream, patch or injection. 

Conventional HRT in pill form has been linked to blood clots, and long-term estrogen-only therapies can increase the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) in pellet form is considered a safer and more effective option for women suffering from a hormonal imbalance:

  • Reduces overall body fat and increases lean muscle, making weight management easier.

  • Maintains higher bone density, which can help prevent osteoporosis later in life.

  • Stabilizes your mood. 

  • Increases your sex drive.

Because your hormones fluctuate during perimenopause, your HRT program needs to be monitored. At the biostation, we'll work with you on a personalized hormone therapy program and adjust your treatment as your hormone levels change.

What Is Menopause?

Menopause is the time in a woman's life that marks the end of her menstrual cycle. It occurs when a woman's ovaries stop producing the hormones estrogen and progesterone. This happens naturally, usually after age 45, although the average age of menopause is 51. If you have not had a period for 12 months, you have likely reached menopause.

Before that happens, women go through perimenopause. Most symptoms occur during perimenopause when hormones are fluctuating wildly. 

Some women go through early menopause and may experience these symptoms as young as 40. If you are between the ages of 45 and 55 and experiencing any of the following symptoms, have your doctor run a hormone test: 

  • Hot flashes.

  • Night sweats.

  • Mood swings.

  • Heart palpitations.

  • Insomnia and sleep disturbances.

  • Fatigue.

  • Anxiety.

  • Forgetfulness and poor concentration.

  • Weight gain, especially around the belly.

  • Loss of breast fullness.

  • Hair loss.

  • Irregular periods.

  • Vaginal dryness.

  • Reduced sex drive.


How Does Hormone Pellet Therapy Work?

Pellets are the newest bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) delivery method. They're tiny, they're convenient, and they're all natural.

As with any other type of hormone replacement therapy (HRT), pellets can be delivered in a variety of ways. You can choose them in pill form or as a cream that you rub onto your skin. But if you want to take advantage of the convenience and safety of a pellet, it's best to get it implanted under your skin. This is done in an office setting with local anesthesia, so you won't feel any pain at all!

Pellets are about the size of a grain of rice, so once inserted into your hip area (where most people have their pelvis), you won't even notice it's there. Your body slowly metabolizes the pellet and releases hormones into your system at a steady rate — just like nature intended. One pellet lasts between 6 months and 1 year depending on how fast or slow your body metabolizes it. If further treatment is needed, another pellet can be placed right next to it without any problems or side effects whatsoever!

Is Hormone Pellet Therapy Safe?

So, you've decided to try hormone pellet therapy. You may have heard some controversy about it—is it safe? What are the risks?

The most significant danger is with estrogen-only treatments, which put women at a higher risk of breast cancer and other conditions. At the biostation, we administer a combination of estrogen and progesterone that reduces that risk. Testosterone treatment lowers these risks even further, as no estrogen is delivered to the body.

Whichever treatment you choose, regular checkups are advised so that we can closely monitor your hormone levels to ensure they are appropriately balanced. Furthermore, the implanted pellets cause no harm to the body. The pellets are made of the actual hormone that is compounded and shaped into a small pellet. No other material is used to encase it.

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