As Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching, we will hear talk about sex, love and hormones more and more. What many people don’t know is that these elements go hand-in-hand. Patients frequently say, “my love life isn’t what it used to be!” This could come from a decrease in that “lovey-dovey” feeling, or a lack of sexual desire. A significant part of hormone decline stems from mature age which can negatively impact how we feel mentally, physically, and emotionally.
What Are Bioidentical Hormones?
Hormones are chemicals that are made by your endocrine glands. These glands release the hormones into your bloodstream to be carried to the appropriate body part. Bioidentical hormones are man-made. They are designed specifically so that your body uses them the same way as your own! Hormones control bodily functions including:
- Sexual function
It is difficult for your body to function properly when your hormones are out of balance. This imbalance can cause weight gain or mood swings that affect your daily life. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) can be very helpful to those who suffer from a hormonal imbalance or whose bodies do not produce enough naturally.
What is Bioidentical Hormone Pellet Therapy?
Once the decision is made to use BHRT, then comes the question, “which method is the best fit for your needs?” For some people, pellet therapy will be considered a superior method of hormone delivery. With this unique system, 2-3 small pellets (each about the size of a grain of rice) consisting of testosterone or estradiol are inserted beneath the skin, into the fatty tissue of the hip. The pure hormone is delivered directly into the bloodstream at a gradual pace. This simple, in-office procedure takes only a few minutes, first with numbing of the skin, and one tiny incision that only requires a small steri-strip-no stitches! The subcutaneous pellets act as a reservoir of hormones, allowing the body to receive a consistent dose throughout the day and night. The pellets slowly absorb until they are completely dissolved, leaving no residue.
The Impact of BHRT On Your Health
At times, patients may require BHRT due to significant life changes such as menopause. Taking certain hormones your body no longer makes can help improve your overall health and well-being. Without a sufficient balance of hormones, your body can go through a myriad of unpleasant symptoms. Replacing the hormones you no longer produce with doctor-prescribed bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can reduce symptoms and help you achieve a better quality of life.
Bioidentical Hormone Pellet Replacement Therapy can help with the following symptoms:
- Weight gain
- Mood swings
- Hot flashes
- Vaginal dryness
- Night sweats
- Low energy levels
- Memory loss
- Difficulty sleeping
- Decreased interest in sex
Advantages of Bioidentical Hormone Pellet Therapy:
The hormones are absorbed directly into the bloodstream avoiding the liver and gastrointestinal system
- Continuous availability of the hormones 24/7
- Your body controls the release of the hormone. You absorb more hormones during exercise and stress, and you absorb less hormones when you are at rest.
- Convenience – the pellets typically last 3-5 months.
- You do not have to apply creams or gels daily
- Studies show this method to be best for mental clarity and sexual function
- Great for bone density
Have any concerns or questions?
Are you struggling with intimacy, sexual performance, or stamina? Struggle no longer! Bio-identical hormone replacement pellet therapy could be the answer to your Valentine’s Day prayers! I am here to help you out with all questions and concerns you have before administering the medication. Schedule an appointment with me and I will gladly help you out!
– Dr. Roz.