What You May Not Know About Hormone Pellets

What You May Not Know About Hormone Pellets
December 6, 2019 0 Comments

Men and women both are great candidates for Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy and should not run from it! Our bodies go through hormonal changes and because of that can have symptoms that can be life-altering! Depression, anxiety, low libido, loss of interest in the things we once loved, sleep issues, joint pain, inability to gain muscle, inability to lose weight and feeling a sense of overall “being off” are the most common issues that happen with hormone imbalance. Hormone replacement is not just for postmenopausal women and thousands of patients are finding the relief they need.  

At EVEXIAS, we are proud to utilize an integrated approach to restoring hormonal balance. This approach follows BHRT (Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy) with pellets. You already know that there are various methods for hormone treatments including pills, patches, and creams. Pellet therapy is another type and one that we believe is the most effective and can offer patients long-lasting and comfortable results.  

Let’s get into what these pellets are exactly.   

What are Hormone Pellets?  

 Like we said above, there are many ways to deliver hormones to the body. Our preferred method is via pellets. Pellet therapy involves injecting a prescribed number of pellets, which are about the size of a grain of rice, into the fatty tissue under your skin. These tiny pellets contain hormones that closely resemble the existing hormones in your body—hence the name “bio-identical.”   

The pellets continuously release hormones into your body via the bloodstream and are released in correlation to your cardiac output. So, when you are physical, under stress, or other activities that increase your heart rate will release hormones, much like your body naturally would if your hormones were in balance.   

Here are some important quick facts about our hormone pellets:  

  • The pellets are made of hormones, specifically estradiol or testosterone, and are made by licensed pharmacists.   
  • Pellets are inserted in a quick and painless procedure that only requires local anesthesia.   
  • A small incision will be made in your hip or abdominal wall to insert the pellet.  
  • The effects of the pellets are not permanent, lasting 3-5 months for women and 5-6 months for men.  
  • Patients will need routine follow-up with their pellet provider to schedule future insertions, which keep your hormones in balance.  

 It seems simple enough, right? Now that you understand exactly what the pellets are, let’s take a look at how they work and how hormone therapy with pellets can benefit you.  

 Who is Pellet Therapy For?   

 Bio-Identical Pellet Therapy is for men and women who have noticed changes in the way they feel. We start with a blood test and a comprehensive consultation with the Practitioner. We understand hormone imbalances do not have a “one size fits all” solution as each human body is different and their levels of hormones are too!  

BHRT with pellets is one of the most effective approaches to restoring hormonal balance and addressing hormone deficiencies. Hormonal imbalances cause many symptoms, including:   

  • Fatigue  
  • Hair loss 
  • Mood swings and irritability  
  • Low libido 
  • Weight gain  

 In fact, you can find more information on symptoms of hormonal imbalance that are specific to men and women. If you can identify with any of the symptoms above you should look into having your hormones tested. Leaving hormonal imbalance unaddressed for too long could lead to serious health consequences.

The EVEXIAS Approach  

While we do believe that pellet therapy is the best approach to restoring hormonal balance, we may also spot an opportunity to implement other treatment methods like detoxification or the addition of nutritional supplements to further enhance your hormone treatment.   

The materials used in our pellets are all-natural and derived from plant sources. Unfortunately, many other hormone pellet providers manufacture synthetic hormones that contain harmful chemicals and additives, like horse urine. At EVEXIAS we only utilize pellets that were compounded by federally qualified pharmacists.  

 We are committed to helping our patients find the best path for them to a healthier life, and when it comes to hormone optimization, we know that BHRT with pellets can offer the relief you’re looking for!   

Get in touch with the EVEXIAS team today to learn more about BHRT with pellets and to schedule your comprehensive and confidential consultation.  

Originally featured on evexiasmedical.com.