Hormone Therapy FAQ
Most frequent questions and answers
Why Natural Hormone Therapy?
Because it’s easy! As a patient, you are pelleted 2-4 times per year. This way you don’t have to think about it and the hormone is present when your body needs it.
What is Natural Based Hormone Replacement Pellet Therapy?
Natural Based Hormone Replacement Therapy can come in oral, topical and pellet forms. NBHRT is a much better design of hormone replacement. Pellets have benefits over the other administrations of hormone therapies, primarily that the steady administration of the hormone prevents rollercoaster dosing that comes from creams and pills.
Pellets are very small, custom compounded therapies for signs that stem from hormonal imbalances. This therapy keeps hormone levels consistent throughout the day and avoids rollercoaster-like properties from orally administered or topically administered hormones. Pellets are produced from only natural based ingredients and contain no povidone. The pellets contain hormones identical to the ones found in the human body. Studies have shown bio-identical hormones have fewer side effects than synthetic hormones.
Female Pellet Insertion- $250
Male Pellet Insertion (less than 2gm)- $450
Male Pellet Insertion (more than 2gm)- $550
Hormones affect a multitude of pathways in the body. Women may experience fluctuations in their hormone levels throughout the lifespan. Imbalances can occur due lifestyle and environmental factors, as well as expected changes, such as onset of menses, pregnancy, childbirth, perimenopause, menopause, and post-menopause. Imbalances of hormones, including estrogen, progesterone and testosterone can lead to many uncomfortable experiences, like night sweats, hot flashes, mood swings, depression, and anxiety. The most common decline seen in menopausal and post-menopausal women is estrogen. When estrogen levels become unbalanced, women may experience symptoms such as low libido and bone loss. The bone loss that women experience due to declining estrogen levels can lead to osteoporosis and increase the likelihood of bone fractures. Adjustments to a woman’s hormone levels through bioidentical hormone therapy and lifestyle changes can reduce or eliminate these discomforts and improve overall health and well-being.
Each patient’s signs are unique and each patient’s routes to optimization is unique. Most patients report some symptom resolution in as little as two to four weeks, but full optimization may take up to 6 months. Your journey will be specialized to fit your specific needs. Just as it doesn’t take you 1-2 weeks to get out of balance, it doesn’t resolve that quickly either.
Natural hormone replacement therapy benefits men and women of various ages suffering from hormonal imbalances.
If you are considering hormone replacement pellet therapy, you may be experiencing symptoms that may be keeping you from feeling like yourself. Those symptoms may be the earliest signs of aging, such as foggy thinking, sleeplessness, muscle loss, or low energy. Furthermore, conditions of aging like menopause in women can cause hot flashes, mood swings, and weight gain while even post-menopausal women experience symptoms including but not limited to hair loss and low libido. Aging also has an effect on men known as andropause, which is caused by fluctuation of testosterone levels.
Natural Hormones Pellets are derived from plants, such as soy or wild yams, and are designed to be structurally identical to the hormones produced naturally inside the human body.