When it comes to your bio-identical hormone replacement regimen, the daily application of creams or the constant wearing of a patch can become annoying. A solution to these annoyances is subcutaneous hormone pellets.
Although hormone pellets have been around for many years, they are just now becoming a more favored option because of their convenience and consistency in delivering hormones. Pellets containing bio-identical hormones are placed under the skin to slowly release hormones. Insertion is done by a doctor and is quick and relatively painless. Local anesthetic is applied to the abdomen or hip fat depending on where the pellet will be placed. A small incision is made and pellets, which are about the size of a grain of rice, are placed under the skin. The incision is then closed.
Hormone pellets release hormones into the body over the course of 10 to 12 weeks. No removal is necessary as the pellets slowly dissolve. This method of delivery helps avoid hormone fluctuations that can be seen with creams or gels. Patients also find it more convenient because they don’t need to remember or take the time for daily application.
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is used to treat women and men for a wide range of symptoms caused by hormone depletion, including low sex drive, excessive fatigue, urinary problems and memory loss. Bio-identical hormones are made from compounds found in plants like wild yams and soy beans. The compounds are altered to exactly match hormones produced naturally in the body.
To learn more about bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and the benefits of subcutaneous hormone pellets, call 972-566-7870 today to make an appointment with Dr. John R. Woodward of Dallas, Texas.