As you age, your body starts to produce fewer hormones, and you experience unpleasant symptoms that make it difficult for you to function properly. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) can help people whose hormone levels become unbalanced, or whose bodies don’t make enough of certain hormones due to injury or surgery. With hormone replacement therapy, you can restore your hormone balance, and improve your health and overall well-being.
What Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is a treatment that restores normal levels of hormones within your body when they are out of balance. At abnormal levels, hormones can lead to numerous uncomfortable symptoms. Unpleasant symptoms such as mood swings, hot flashes, low libido, and more can occur without proper levels. This is where BHRT can help, using Biote hormone pellets from natural sources to balance your hormones. Unlike synthetic hormones, bioidentical hormones are derived from plant sources, chemically identical to the ones within your own body. This makes it easy for them to be absorbed, as they mimic the body’s own hormones. This results in quicker, and more positive effects of the treatment. Having a balanced hormone system is beneficial to the entire body.
What Causes Hormonal Imbalance?
Declining hormones can be related to aging. In women, declining progesterone and estrogen begin in the thirties, while testosterone declines in the fifties. In men, declining testosterone can begin as early as the forties. However, injury or surgery can also cause hormonal imbalance. Surgical removal of male or female sex organs can cause the need for hormone replacement. Similarly, injury often results in a decline or complete cessation of hormonal production.
How Does Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Work?
Prior to treatment, a blood test is conducted to assess your hormone levels. The blood test results typically take about one week. These results will provide our experts with a proper assessment of your hormone levels in order to create an individualized treatment plan best suited for you.
The entire treatment will take about 10 to 15 minutes. During the treatment process, you will lie down in a comfortable position. Prior to inserting the hormone pellets, the skin is numbed with local anesthesia, followed by a small incision in the tissue of the hip or buttocks. The pellets, the size of a grain of rice, will be carefully inserted underneath the skin into the fat tissue. After the pellet is implanted, your body will begin to absorb the hormones and restore balance to your system. From there, your hormone levels will be tracked and analyzed to ensure you are benefiting from the treatment. Through hormone testing, our team at Infinity MedSpa can safely restore your hormone levels with bioidentical hormones.
Am I A Good Candidate?
If you are suffering from hormone deficiency, then hormone pellet therapy may be the right treatment for you. When you are over the age of thirty, your body is producing 3-10% less of critical hormones it needs as each year passes. For women going through menopause, BHRT can replace estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. For men who are going through andropause, BHRT can help with testosterone deficiency. This hormone method can give you a consistent dose of the hormones you need to keep the natural balance of your body.
What Can Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Treat?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can provide solutions for:
- Hot flashes
- Erectile dysfunction
- Vaginal dryness
- Testosterone deficiency
- Decreased sex drive
- Depression and anxiety
What Are The Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Benefits of BHRT include:
- Improves sleep
- Increases libido
- Reduces anxiety and depression
- Increases energy throughout the day
- Assists in weight loss
- Reduces frequency of hot flashes
- Decreases frequency of mood swings
- Improves concentration and focus
- Reduces bloating
- Increases muscle mass and bone density
- Diminishes migraine symptoms
- Lessens vaginal dryness, pain, and discomfort during intercourse
When Will I See Results?
BHRT patients report improvement as early as 72 hours. Typically, patients can begin to experience relief within the first three weeks of treatment. The hormone pellets will continue to deliver consistent and healthy levels of hormones for up to four to five months. Results will vary among patients based on hormone deficiency and pellet dosage.
What To Expect After Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Immediately following pellet insertion, two layers of bandages cover the site. Outside pressure bandages should remain on for 24 hours, but must be removed immediately if wet. The inner layer, consisting of steri-strips, should remain on for the next three days. You may experience some bruising, swelling, and redness of the insertion site which typically lasts a few days up to three weeks. Avoid major exercises for the next three days, ensuring the area is dry.
Please give us a call if you have any concerns, and as soon as symptoms start to return to make an appointment for re-insertion.
What Are The Side Effects?
After pellet insertion, you may notice more energy, sleep improvement, and emotional balance. Muscle mass and bone density will increase, while decreasing fatty tissue. Hormone pellets also improve strength, co-ordination, physical performance, and sexual health, as well as skin tone and hair texture.
Other side effects include, temporary breast tenderness, which improves on it’s own. There may be temporary water weight gain which will also improve on it’s own. It is typical for patients to experience a mild form of “puberty” as hormone levels come up into normal ranges. This includes acne, cramping, bloating, mood swings, spotting, and tiredness. In majority of cases, these side effects are mild and occur after the patient’s initial dose of pellets as their body adjusts to the new hormone levels. Patients can adjust their dose of hormones if they experience unwanted side effects.
Contact Us Today
If you have been suffering from hormonal imbalance symptoms, know there is a solution that can improve your life on every level. The troublesome symptoms of hormone fluctuations do not need to hinder your life. Hormone pellet therapy is an effective treatment that offers real long-lasting benefits and can restore balance back to your life. Contact us today to learn more about hormone pellets, and see why so many Massachusetts residents turn to the experts at Infinity MedSpa.