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​Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)

Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is a precision method of delivering the exact hormones your body needs to achieve a balanced state.  These hormones are pressed or fused into small pellets that look like small cylinders.  The pellets are inserted under the skin, where they release constant levels of hormones 24/7.

The body's natural function beautifully orchestrates a delicate balance and release of hormones throughout our body.  Hormones are the chemical messengers which keep our bodies in rhythm.  Hormones are responsible for our sense of well-being, our mental clarity and focus, our sexual desire and many other functions needed for a happy and healthy life.  As men and women age, this delicate balance of hormones within the body is no longer in "sync."

A few of the physical symptoms of hormone deficiency may include:

  • fatigue
  • insomnia 
  • night sweats
  • weight gain
  • mood swings
  • decreased sex drive

If you are having any of these symptoms, you may benefit from bio-identical hormone therapy.  Ask your provider about a simple blood test and health assessment to determine if you're a candidate for BHRT!

How do BHRT pellet implants work?

When your body no longer produces the proper levels of hormones needed, the BHRT pellets replace the hormones your body is lacking.  It is critical for the body to deliver the right amount of hormones at the right time.  The pellets, placed under the skin provide constant low doses of the exact hormones your body makes and uses.  BHRT has been proven to be the most effective delivery system of the specific hormones your body requires in terms of absorption and availability.  Unlike creams, gels or injections, the pellets provide more consistent levels over a longer period of time.

What are the benefits of BHRT?

Following your initial treatment, the body's hormone levels are restored to their proper levels and optimal balance.  The results for both men and women include:

  • Increased energy level
  • enhanced sexual libido
  • improved mental clarity
  • reduced body fat
  • decreased depression/anxiety
  • healthy sense of well being

Is BHRT Safe?

Bio-Identical hormone replacement therapy has actually been used in the United States since 1938.  Bio-identical hormones are all natural plant based products made from yams and a small amount of soy.  These hormones have the same molecular structure as the hormones produced within our own bodies.  There are numerous studies worldwide that document the benefits and safety of BHRT.  These studies also report a lower incidence of side effects when compared with prescription drugs.  BHRT should not be confused with synthetic hormones which are typically found in many creams, gels and injectables used for hormone replacement.

How are BHRT pellets inserted into your body?

BHRT is short, simple in-office procedure using local anesthesia.  Your provider will insert the pellets into the fatty layer just beneath your skin.  In mean and women, a small incision is made in the buttocks or in the lower abdomen.  The process is painless and takes just a few minutes.

What side effects can you expect?

One of the greatest advantages of pellet therapy is the low incidence of side effects.  Although extremely rare, side effects may include: slight bruising, minor bleeding, infection or extrusion of the pellets.

When will you notice a difference?

Our providers will interpret your blood tests and determine an appropriate dosage specifically designed for your body.  Women who receive estrogen can feel significantly better in 24-36 hours.  Men and women who receive testosterone will start to feel relief of symptoms in 10-14 days.  After your pellet insertion, you should avoid vigorous exercise for a few days as directed by your provider.  Your provider will evaluate your hormone levels on an ongoing basis and monitor any future changes needed.

How do you get BHRT pellets?

You can obtain BHRT pellets by scheduling an appointment with one of our certified practitioners who is trained in hormonal therapy.  In order to obtain the correct dosage and proper placement of the pellets, the provider should be knowledgeable and specifically trained in pellet therapy!

To find out if BHRT is the right solution for you, call us today to schedule a consultation with one of our practitioners today!


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