Hormones are an integral aspect of general health and wellness. Historically, the most we have done is discuss the relationship between hormones and sexual function. We don’t call them sex hormones for nothing! While it’s commonly known that testosterone, progesterone, and estrogen are involved in our sex drive and ability to enjoy a satisfying intimate life, few people may realize that hormonal imbalance may be an underlying factor in medical issues that we typically mistake for age-related problems; medical issues that could be well managed with hormone replacement therapy.
The Value of Hormone Replacement
In addition to increasing a person’s libido, custom-designed hormone replacement therapy has also contributed to an overall improvement in patients’ sense of well-being. When hormones are well-regulated, so is the mood. Hormone regulation with appropriate treatment can eliminate the symptoms of perimenopause such as hot flashes and mood swings. Balanced hormones support cardiovascular health, muscle retention, and weight management. Newer studies are investigating the benefits of hormone balance in the treatment of PTSD.
The Value of Bioidentical Hormone Pellets
Hormone replacement has been administered in oral form, topical form, injection form and, now, in pellet form. The delivery method affects dosage. Many people have heard that hormone replacement requires multiple injections every week. When hormone creams or gels are used, they may need to be applied multiple times a day. Pellet therapy significantly decreases the frequency of dosing.
First, we want to mention that bioidentical hormones are beneficial because, unlike the synthetic hormones that have been prescribed in the past, bioidentical pellets are made from reliable plant sources that have been widely studied. The chemical structure of the plant derivatives in bioidentical hormones mimic the body’s natural hormones, thereby increasing the safety of long-term use.
The benefit of using pellets as a form of delivery is that we know every patient gets the appropriate hormone dosage for a sustained period of time. Because pellets are implanted into the tissue of the upper buttock, hormones are released gradually over time, never disrupting the body’s natural functions.
Is it time to regain your energy, mental clarity, and sense of well-being? Call our Reno office at (775) 826-4477 to schedule your consultation for bioidentical hormone replacement.