When choosing bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, perhaps the most important thing to consider is which mode of delivery would work best for your lifestyle. Although when BHRT first became popular, bio-identical creams were the method of choice, times have changed in this regard. In anti-aging medicine, we now know that bio-identical hormone pellets are the preferred modality for efficacy and safety for the patient. Bio-identical pellets are implanted by our experienced healthcare professionals under the skin in the adipose tissue, where they will sit for 3-4 months in women, and 4-6 months in men. Over this time frame, the patient’s cardio-metabolic output determines the release rate of the hormones.
What this ensures is that the bio-identical pellets are released at a rate specific to the patient’s needs. The pellets are constantly being released which prevents the major fluctuations caused when patients are applying creams or receiving injections. This proves to be much safer and more efficacious for the patient. In fact, estrogen in the pellet form bypasses the liver, which prevents the risk of clots attributed to many other estrogen therapies. For men, this bypass of the liver makes this the safest form of hormone replacement, making side effects such as elevated red blood cells, far less likely with this modality.
Both testosterone for men, and a combination of testosterone and estrogen for women, can be implanted via pellet. The procedure is quick and minimally invasive, and only needs to be performed a few times a year. The pellets themselves are about the size of a grain of rice. If you are interested in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, we urge you to contact us at LifeXL to learn more about life changing improvements that can be made with pellet therapy. Pellet therapy can offer relief from symptoms such as vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, fatigue, weight gain, hot flashes, sleep disturbance, erectile dysfunction, muscle atrophy, migraines, brain fog, and many other hormonal issues.