Hot flashes, muscle loss, sleep issues… these have all become “normal” parts of aging. But what if they didn’t have to be?
All of these “typical” symptoms are likely a result of hormone imbalance in the body. What if you could do something about it? That you don’t just have to grin and bear it? Well, you can.
Hormone Therapy Pellets help you to treat the cause not just the symptoms. They help you to feel your best at any age. They help you to live a normal life again!
What are Hormone Therapy Pellets?
Let’s start with the basics. What are Hormone Therapy Pellets, anyway?
But you don’t take them orally like other hormone therapies. And they’re not in a patch.
Your doctor (like Dr. Nancy) inserts the pellet just below the skin. The good news is that you only need to have a new pellet inserted every three to six months. The pellet also allows for a slow release of the hormones your body needs. They gradually dissolve and are absorbed by the body throughout those three to six months.
Don’t worry, you don’t even notice it’s there… except for the fact that you go about your day feeling your best instead of suffering from symptoms of hormonal imbalance.
But what’s in them?
Well, hormones! But it’s not a “one-size-fits-all” approach. Every patient’s body is different, with different imbalances and deficiencies. Before you get started, your hormone levels are tested and analyzed. From there, you and your doctor develop a plan and customized formula that will best suit your unique imbalances and needs.
It’s not just the fact that the pellets contain hormones, though. The hormones in the pellets are derived from plant sources, and are called bioidentical hormones.
What are Bioidentical Hormones?
The hormones found in the pellets have the same exact molecular structure as those that your body makes naturally. So when your body absorbs the hormones from the pellets, it can’t tell the difference between the pellet hormones and the hormones the body’s already making.
With other hormone therapies, your body needs to metabolize the synthetic hormones in order to turn them into a usable form. As a result of this conversion, you may experience side effects like bloating, mood swings, or even cancer and heart disease.
Fortunately, some studies suggest that patients taking bioidentical hormones have a lower risk of developing cancer and heart disease. Some studies also show that bioidentical hormones are more effective in relieving symptoms from hormonal balances than synthetic hormones.
How Are Hormone Therapy Pellets Better Than Other Hormone Therapies?
There are forms of bioidentical hormone therapy other than pellets. Therapies like creams, injections, patches, and gels are also available.
From first glance, creams, patches, and gels may seem like the least invasive and easiest options on the market.
So, why pellets? There are two main reasons that you may want to consider hormone therapy pellets over the other options.
Hormone therapy patches usually need to be replaced twice per week, or every three to four days. Hormone therapy creams and gels need to be applied every day. And you need to remember to apply them around the same time every day.
With Hormone Therapy Pellets, usually women need a new pellet inserted every three to four months. Men usually need a new pellet every four to five months.
That means that you’ll only need to worry about your hormone levels a maximum of four times per year. The rest of your year can be spent living your best life rather than being at the mercy of patches and creams.
If you’ve ever tried other hormone therapies, you’re probably familiar with the “roller coaster” effect. Your hormones are up, down, and all around… and so are your energy levels and your mood. It’s a constant balancing act, and you only feel “normal” for part of your life.
You experience this roller coaster effect because sometimes your body needs the extra hormones, and they’re nowhere to be found. It isn’t time to take your next pill yet, even though your body wants more. Either that, or your body doesn’t need hormones yet, but the clock says it’s time for your treatment so you take it anyway.
With hormone therapy pellets, the hormones are steadily available for those three to five months. Your body absorbs some when it needs it, and is able to save the rest for later. Your body is able to consistently optimize your hormone levels… leaving you feeling balanced, energized, and at your best all day long.
Are Hormone Therapy Pellets For Me?
If you have hormonal imbalances that are affecting your day to day life, then yes!
You don’t have to be experiencing hot flashes. You don’t even have to be a woman.
And you don’t have to be eligible for senior citizen discounts. Hormonal imbalances can affect anyone, anytime, at any stage in their life.
If you’re experiencing some of the following symptoms, you may have some hormonal imbalances that could benefit from Hormone Therapy Pellets. Feel free to schedule an appointment, where you and Dr. Nancy can discuss your symptoms and what the next steps may be.
Men: Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance
Many times, symptoms of hormonal balance in men are attributed to normal aging, slower metabolism, or even heart health. But if you’re experiencing these symptoms, it may be worth checking to see if hormones (or a lack of hormones) are to blame.
- Weight Gain
- Decreased Muscle Mass
- Low Blood Pressure
Mental and Emotional Health
- Sleep Issues
- Brain Fog
- Low Mood
- Decreased Sexual Performance
Women: Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance
Hot flashes may be the most stereotypical symptom of hormonal imbalance in women. But you can see from this list that your own personal imbalance could be presenting you with symptoms in a number of different aspects of life.
- Extra Hair on the Face and Arms
- Thin or Dry Skin
- Thinning Hair
- Hot Flashes and Night Sweats
Mental and Emotional Health
- Brain Fog
- Low Mood
- Uncomfortable or Severe Menstruation
- Severe PMS
- Tender or Enlarged Breasts
- Low Libido
- Discomfort During Intercourse
- Ovarian Cysts
- Miscarriages or Difficulty Conceiving
If you’re experiencing these symptoms and suspect that you have a hormonal imbalance, there is hope for you. Find out more about the services offered and the patients Dr. Nancy helps here.
Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
You already know the benefits of hormone therapy pellets over other “hormone delivery methods” like patches, creams, gels, and injections. So what kind of outcomes can you expect from Bioidentical Hormone Therapy?
Remember all the symptoms you’ve been experiencing that you just learned about? If they are being caused by hormonal imbalance in your body, you may start to see improvements within four weeks of your first pellet insertion.
The benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Therapy that have most been studied include the following:
Cardiovascular Health – Even while continuing to lead a high stress lifestyle, receiving bioidentical hormone therapy could help to improve your heart health .
Mood Swings – In one study, participants experienced a 25% reduction in their mood swings after receiving bioidentical hormone therapy .
Irritability – That familiar itchy feeling of just feeling bothered could be significantly reduced after starting bioidentical hormone therapy .
Anxiety – Ready to start living life breathing easy and releasing some of that tight-chested worry? Bioidentical hormone therapy could help with that .
Hot Flashes and Night Sweats – Wouldn’t it be nice to get ready for the day without having to dress for all 4 seasons at once? Bioidentical hormone therapy could help to significantly reduce both hot flashes and night sweats .
Fatigue – If more energy is what you’re after, one study found that participants reported a 33% improvement in their level of fatigue throughout the day after receiving bioidentical hormone therapy .
Sleep Disturbances – Those same participants from the above study also reported a 35% improvement in their sleep quality .
Libido – Studies suggest that bioidentical hormone therapy could help you to be in the mood more . The increased energy and elevated mood probably don’t hurt this situation, either!
Memory Loss – No, your memory isn’t gone forever. One study showed that participants who received bioidentical hormone therapy had a 35% improvement in their memory .
Just know that there is hope for you. You can feel better. And you don’t just have to suffer quietly.