Millions of men and women suffer from hormonal health issues that can be improved or even completely cured through the use of HRT – hormone replacement therapy. Sadly, many of those who can benefit may not even realize that they have a medical issue, because the symptoms of hormone imbalance are often ignored or mistaken for normal "signs of aging".
Among those who do explore HRT, there are many questions. One of the most common has to do with the convenience and safety of the procedure. They may have read that frequent injections are necessary to pursue their course of treatment.
Thankfully, this is not true.
Though it is a fact that injections were once a common way of doing HRT, medical technology has advanced dramatically in the last few years and there are more efficient and effective treatment options. Many people will undergo hormone replacement therapy without ever getting a single injection.
Depending on your needs, you may be able to use patches, creams, or bioidentical hormone pellet therapy.
What Are Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Pellets?
Unlike synthetic hormones developed in a laboratory, bioidentical hormones are derived from plant sources. These hormones are extremely safe compared to the alternative. Their chemical structure exactly mimics that of the body’s own hormones.
This is crucial, since it means the body’s hormone receptors process bioidentical hormones easily. That, in turn, accelerates the positive effects of treatment and reduces the likelihood of side effects.
How Do Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Pellets Work?
When using pellets, all the discomfort and uncertainty that can be associated with other methods will disappear. You never have to worry about an injection or about carefully measuring out the right dosage. The pellet does all the work.
A time-release pellet containing the appropriate hormones and dosages is implanted into the patient using a tiny skin incision. The medication is released over time in a way that works harmoniously with the body’s systems and prompts optimal response.
The pellet method is appropriate for both men and women:
- Men can gain fast relief from the symptoms of low T and andropause. Patients generally experience rapid onset of improved concentration, strength, stamina, sexual functioning and sexual sensation.
- Women can overcome symptoms of menopause. Menopause is often made worse by an underlying deficit of estrogen. This often goes undiagnosed and untreated because many women don’t realize their symptoms are more severe than they should be.