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Is Hormone Therapy Right for You?
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For men and women facing the pains of andropause or menopause, hormone therapy offers a way to diminish the discomforts and reclaim the vibrancy of youth. Menopause (known as andropause in men) is generally caused by a decrease in hormones, whether testosterone or estrogen, so replenishing these hormones is the primary goal of hormone therapy. Bioidentical hormone pellet therapy is a popular way to insert hormones into the body in as natural a way as possible. Playing with hormonal imbalance can be difficult, so choosing a type of hormone therapy that mimics natural processes is a priority when enduring menopause.
How Pellets Work
Bioidentical hormones were developed in an attempt to create hormones that closely mirror the natural hormones found in our bodies. The majority of hormone therapy solutions are synthetic substitutes that actually act quite differently when placed in the body. Bioidentical hormones are developed in compounding pharmacies that generate formulas that specifically address your personal needs.
Pellet therapy is a technique for introducing new hormones to the body that incorporates bioidentical hormones. In this system, hormones are replenished naturally and gradually for a more healthy experience. Each pellet contains the appropriate amount of estrogen or testosterone for the patient.
The process for implementing bioidentical hormone pellet therapy is simple and quick. In a short outpatient procedure, the fleshy area around the hip is numbed and a nurse makes a small incision. The pellet is inserted into the fat pad of the hip and the procedure is complete. Over the course of the next few months, the pellet will slowly introduce the bioidentical hormones to the blood stream, closely mimicking the normal process of hormone diffusion in the body. The pellet releases a self-adjusting dose so that the patient receives the exact amount of hormones necessary.
Why Pellets Are Right For You
The benefits of bioidentical hormone therapy are vast. Maintenance is simple, since the pellets last between 3 and 5 months for women and 4 to 6 months for men. Patients must no longer remember to dose themselves every day with pills or creams, as the effects of the pellets are constant. Many Men and women experience immediatte relief from their symptoms after the pellet is inserted.
Under the influence of bioidentical hormone pellet therapy, patients often enjoy a decrease of the symptoms caused by menopause. In most cases mood swings, irritability, and depression are reduced. Both men and women usually experience a return of their sex drive. In addition, pellets allow increased mental concentration and energy to perform everyday tasks.