Bioidentical pellet therapy (BHRT) is a revolutionary treatment which can reverse the symptoms of aging, manage effects of menopause, and curb weight gain. There are a number of ways that BHRT can be administered. The doctors at Aqua Vitae Charleston will work with you to discuss which delivery method is the best for you. One option that has worked well for women with busy lifestyles is pellet therapy. This option allows for a low maintenance/high consistency approach to your BHRT treatment.
BHRT pellets are made from plants and they are identical to the hormones already produced by the human body. Pellets are available for two types of hormone therapy – testosterone and estradiol.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy pellets are smaller than a pill and are inserted just under the skin. Once inserted, the pellet metabolizes naturally. These pellets are all natural and therefore break down naturally into the body’s systems. This method allows for a steady stream of the needed hormone to release over the course of several months.
One of the main benefits of BHRT pellet therapy is the convenience and consistency of the treatment. Once inserted, the pellet works quickly. Patients do not have to be bothered with carrying or taking pills or applying creams. Bioidentical Hormone Pellet Therapy also allow for the perfect distribution of hormones into the system. It is a natural way for your body to improve its hormonal balance. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Pellets minimize fluctuations between treatments. Hormone Pellets are designed to work with each patient’s body chemistry, releasing a natural dose of hormones throughout the treatment cycle.
Bioidentical Pellet Therapy offers many of the same benefits as other BHRT delivery methods, but it has some distinct features that set it apart, including:
No hassle dosing. The pellet is inserted and goes to work – no need to remember to take a pill or apply a cream. And, since the pellet is slowly metabolized by the body over time, patients don’t have to worry if they took too much or not enough
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Pellets are similar in size to a grain of rice. They are administered in our office with a simple procedure. After applying an anesthetic, we make a tiny incision in the skin near the upper hip. The pellet is inserted painlessly, and no stitches are needed. The entire procedure takes less than an hour, and the beneficial effects of the BHRT can be felt soon after.
Bioidentical pellet therapy is the only method of testosterone therapy that gives sustained and consistent testosterone levels throughout the day for three to four months without any “roller coaster” blood levels, which can result in mood and energy fluctuations.
Pellet therapy uses hormones derived from natural plant sources to replicate the body’s normal testosterone levels. A compounding pharmacist, using strict federal guidelines, compounds the hormones used in the pellets to match your specific deficiency. These pellets are placed in the fatty tissue underneath the skin. Pellets consistently release small, physiologic doses of hormone that provide optimal therapy.