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Pellet Therapy

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can be administered in various forms to help patients who suffer from a deficiency of essential hormones.

Hormone pellets & Pellet Therapy are the most natural option and considered one of the most effective ways to deliver bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).

How Does Pellet Therapy Work?

Pellet therapy is a customized procedure, just like all anti-aging medical interventions. Estrogen or testosterone, whatever your body calls for based on your symptoms and hormone levels, are compounded into small cylinders which are called pellets. These precisely dosed hormone pellets, which can be as small as a grain of rice, are implanted in the fatty tissue under the skin. The procedure takes only a few minutes to complete in a medical office, making it a convenient and efficient treatment.

pellet therapyThe pellets then slowly release natural forms of hormones into the body. You should start to feel a difference within about four days. This consistent release allows the body time to adjust to the influx of hormones. The goal is for the effects of the BHRT to balance a person’s hormones for three to five months by sustaining hormone levels each day.

Why Is Pellet Therapy the Most Effective HRT?

Oral or topical forms of hormone therapy are easy to use, but they are known to create a roller coaster effect in patients, causing mood swings and fluctuations in energy levels.

What all pellet therapy has in common is that the hormones are derived to mimic a body’s normal hormone levels, though at a more youthful rate. Ideally, there should be minimal emotional or physical side effects. Pellets are designed to recreate the behavior of healthy ovaries or testicles.

The Desired Effects of Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

The administration of BHRT is intended to offer the following benefits to a patient who is being affected by a decrease in hormone production:

  • Alleviate mood swings, hot flashes, night sweats, sleep problems, and anxiety.
  • Improve libido, sexual function, and weight loss.
  • Minimize the effects, or stop the development of, age-related diseases like osteoporosis, mental clarity, fatigue, and decreased muscle mass.
  • Improve the protective benefits of hormones, which can include a healthy immune system, strong bone density, good cardiovascular health.

In anti-aging medicine, pellet therapy is designed to replace naturally occurring hormones and improve a patient’s quality of life and overall health and well-being.

Am I Eligible for Pellet Therapy?

Every patient is different. A thorough review of your medical history will be necessary, along with intake about the symptoms you are currently experiencing. Age is not a barrier to pellet therapy. Some young women, particularly those who suffer from severe PMS, as well as women in their seventh and eighth decades can benefit greatly from pellet therapy. Men will find that BHRT is a viable and effective option for them as well.

BHRT can be stopped at any time. A lapse in treatment though will cause hormones to sink to previous levels, bringing back the undesirable symptoms you once suffered that caused you to seek treatment in the first place.

Bio-identical vs. Synthetic Hormones

Bio-identical hormones are the preferred method treatment in the anti-aging industry. Synthetic hormones are non-bio-identical. In short, if a replacement hormone is to fully mimic the function of a missing hormone that was once produced naturally, the chemical structures must mirror each other. The structural differences between bio-identical and non-bio-identical hormones are what cause undesirable side effects and health risks.

If you have been prescribed a hormone that is to be taken orally, you can assume that these hormones are unlikely to be bio-identical. Estrogen and testosterone are unsuitable for oral ingestion because the body’s absorption process inactivates their chemical abilities. BHRT ingredients found pellets are often found in vegetables like soy beans and yams.

Combining Pellet Therapy with Preventive Medicine

BHRT in the form of pellet therapy can be quite effective in transforming your state of being. You can improve your wellness even more by focusing on preventive care too. Eating well and exercising regularly will come easier thanks to the hormone therapy, and your ability to function at a higher level thanks to the BHRT will make you feel better and be the best version of yourself.

Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy in the form of pellets is intended to replace the deficient hormones in your body. The pellets are a form of BHRT that makes the hormones molecularly identical to the hormones your body once produced naturally in large enough quantities to preserve your health and youth.

If you are experiencing hormone fluctuations or suspect a hormone deficiency, contact us at the Longevity Health Institute in Rochester Hills, MI, to schedule your HRT appointment with Dr. James Lewerenz and our anti-aging team.

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