Recently there have been several research studies conducted on hormone pellet replacement therapy to assist with loss of libido or inability to perform sexually. Utilizing hormone pellet therapy, testosterone and estrogen levels are balanced properly, allowing serotonin to be released. Serotonin is an essential chemical in the body and has long been known as the “happy chemical” due to its ability to contribute to overall wellbeing. Failure to have adequate serotonin levels in the body can lead to several problems including:
- Inability to focus
- Low libido
- Postpartum Depression
- Mental Fog
- Poor Sleep
- Weight Gain
- Hot Flashes
What are Bio-identical hormones?
Bio-identical hormones are those that have the exact chemical structure of hormones that our bodies naturally produce. Maintaining the hormones functioning at a higher level will aid in overall health and well-being. Bio-identical hormone pellet replacement therapy focuses on improving the body by placing a small pellet under the skin and the hormone is released over time.
The pellets are made from compounded estradiol or testosterone and organic plant material and pressed into a solid compound. The small pellets look similar to the size of a grain of rice and they are gently inserted under the skin near the hips. The pellets will start to release small amounts of hormones directly into the bloodstream. Patients in their older adult years find the hormones help to mimic the hormones they once experienced in younger years.
Pellets are used because they offer a consistent level of hormones into the bloodstream, reducing the problems people often experience when they rely on pills, patches, or creams. By directly delivering the hormones into the bloodstream, it reduces the risk of clotting problems and concerns with liver fluctuations.
The hormone pellets tend to last about 3-5 months for women and 4-6 months for men.
Common Questions About BHRT
What is BHRT?
BHRT is short for bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). Bio-identical hormones are named this because they are molecularly similar to the human hormone.
Who is a Candidate for BHRT?
When there are certain hormones lacking in the body, or having too much of certain hormones can find benefits from BHRT. BHRT is designed to make the entire body and mind feel and work better. Patients will need to have blood work conducted in our Salt Lake Medical Center. The blood results will assist in determining if the patient is a candidate for BHRT.
Does the Procedure Hurt?
The BHRT pellets are small, subcutaneous implants that are gently inserted beneath the skin near the hips. There is mild discomfort when the pellets are added, but patients rarely experience pain.
Does it Work?
Every batch of hormones are tested for consistency and purity, delivering proper replacement therapy to patients.
Is it Expensive?
Pellet therapy is very affordable. Based on your individual needs, we will conduct a consultation to get started on your hormone pellet therapy.
Contact Life Health Medical Center to schedule a consultation for bio-identical hormones and get started on your way to a happier life and healthier well-being!
What Are People Saying About Bio-identical Hormones at Life Health Medical Center?
“Dr. King and her passion for healing has kept my body chemistry balanced for the past ten years and I will continue to have her manage my wellness for all my days to come. I feel much younger than my actual age and I attribute that to the supplements she prescribes to keep my body in harmony with itself.”
“Dr. King is always extremely thorough and takes her time to listen to my issues. She reviews my bloodwork results with me in a way that my primary physician never has. I can tell that she genuinely cares about my health and helping me to feel my best!”