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Pellet Bio-identical HRT
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You could benefit from pellets if:
- You lack motivation and feel more tired than usual
- You gain weight for no reason
- You’ve noticed a shift in your libido
- You experience mood swings more frequently
- You feel anxious and depressed
- You struggle with brain fog and insomnia
Why choose pellet therapy over other bio-identical therapies?
Pellet therapy will deliver a steady stream of hormones into the blood stream continuously so there are no daily ups and downs. As the hormones are absorbed into your blood, the pellet is designed to dissolve. This makes the removal of the device unnecessary.
Dosing is based on specific factors about the individual and their blood analysis. Since pellet thereapy has been around for so long the dosing has been optimized so patients are getting the appropriate amount of testosterone and/or estradiol to achieve a physiologic hormonal balance. Meaning your hormones are balanced and optimized so that you get the benefits of HRT 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. What are the benefits of having optimal hormone levels?
- Cardiovascular health
- Reduced incidence of dementia
- Prevention of osteoporosis
- Potentially a reduced risk of breast cancer- link breast cancer study
- Weight loss/ metabolic health/ maintaining muscle mass
- Not to mention a better sense of wellbeing
How are Pellets Inserted?
The pellet is inserted into the fat layer just underneath the skin near the hip. This is done during a normal office visit and takes about 10 minutes. You are provided with a local anesthetic that will numb the area of insertion prior to the procedure to prevent discomfort. No sutures are necessary, but you may be asked to refrain from physical activity and extended periods underwater such as baths, swimming, etc. for a couple of days.
Who is Pellet Therapy For?
Pellet therapy is ideal for anyone who is struggling with hormone imbalance. Men and women both experience declining hormone levels with age. While frequently recommended during menopause or andropause, pellet therapy can be used at any time of life to address fluctuating hormone levels as needed.
Pellet therapy can also address:
- Menstrual or migraine headaches
- Sleeping disorders
- Androgen deficiency
Why do women consider pellet hormone therapy?
Initially women come in because they are suffering from hot flashes, emotional ups and downs, decreased sex drive and all those negative consequences of hormone deficiencies. Hormone Pellet Therapy provides a great answer that restores quality of life. It’s a great way to optimize and it easy to maintain for those that are busy. Creams, pills, sublingual troches often need to be taken twice per day and do not work well if the second dosing is missed. Also, pellets can save patients money since compounded medications can add up over time. Unfortunately, commercially available non-synthetic hormones are limited in that they are only available in a few strengths and they are not well absorbed compared to compounded formulas. Also, testosterone is not available commercially at all for women and requires compounding. The following is a summery of a study published in 2018 discussing testosterone and its potential to reduce incidence of breast cancer. Full paper available here.
Our 10-year analysis of the Dayton study demonstrated a 39% lower incidence of (invasive) breast cancer in T users compared to the ‘age-matched’ SEER expected incidence. This was not surprising. Although a detailed discussion of the favorable effect of T in the breast is beyond the scope of this paper, it is known that T’s direct effect at the androgen receptor (AR) is antiproliferative, proapoptotic, and inhibits ER α and breast cancer growth [1, 3]. Clinical studies in primates and humans support the inhibitory effect of T in the breast [1,2,3]. We have demonstrated remarkable responses (clinical exam, mammography, ultrasound) of hormone receptor positive tumors to T + aromatase inhibitor implant therapy in the neoadjuvant setting, further confirming the direct beneficial effect of T at the AR [8, 9]. T also improves glycemic control and attenuates the inflammatory process, both of which could have a beneficial effect on the incidence of breast cancer [14, 15, 32, 33].