What is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy?
The term “bioidentical hormone therapy,” or natural hormone therapy, is often used to describe a medication containing estrogen, progesterone, or other hormones that are chemically exact duplicates of hormones in the body. This natural hormone therapy is used to treat a patient’s hormonal imbalance, usually due to menopause. The bioidentical hormones are not synthetic hormones. Bioidentical hormones include FDA-approved prescription options, compounded pharmacy options and over-the-counter options. Examples of each category are listed below.
Hormone Pellet Therapy
Hormones can rejuvenate, regenerate and restore. They are powerful chemical messengers that circulate throughout the body and travel to specific cells to orchestrate many vital internal functions. But even a small fluctuation in hormone levels can cause big changes at the cellular level — or disrupt the delicate balance throughout your entire body. Too much or too little of a hormone can have serious consequences for your overall health and well-being.
Choosing the Right Hormone Replacement Therapy
Maintaining this delicate hormone balance is one reason to be cautious when selecting hormone replacement therapy. The goal should always be hormonal balance that is predicated on research rather than experimentation or guessing. Many therapies merely attempt to replenish estrogen and/or progesterone and testosterone, but they never achieve homeostasis.
Any endocrinologist will tell you that hormone balance is the foundation of health. Research continues to demonstrate that hormones are the key to the intricate interrelationships of the body’s systems. They play a pivotal role in our overall health.
The Danger of Hormone Imbalance
You can see why hormone fluctuation and depletion during perimenopause, menopause and andropause wreak havoc on the body. Research repeatedly points to the relationship between the hormone imbalance in perimenopause, menopause, and andropause and an increased risk for developing cancer, osteoporosis, stroke, thyroid malfunction and other age-related disorders.
It’s considered the norm for men and women to experience a decline in health at this stage of the aging process. Both women and men are likely to experience problems such as depression, anxiety, memory loss, sleep disturbances, libido issues and sexual dysfunction, just to name a few of the issues.
Help for Hormone Imbalance
You do not have to suffer through these life-altering symptoms! Help is available — naturally and safely — with EvexiPEL® Hormone Pellet Therapy. You’ll find a more thorough explanation about how hormone pellet therapy works to alleviate the common symptoms of perimenopause, menopause and andropause in the many articles on this site.
Hormonal imbalance is a very serious problem for many women, particularly when it comes to perimenopause and menopause. These conditions cause a number of serious symptoms that reduce overall quality of life. Thankfully, these problems may be treatable with hormone pellet therapy. Hormone pellet therapy for women is a natural therapy that may help to alleviate the symptoms of female hormonal imbalance safely and effectively.
What is Hormone Pellet Therapy for Women?
Hormone Pellet Therapy is a type of hormone optimization treatment. All women typically experience some form of hormone imbalance as a part of perimenopause and menopause. That’s because during perimenopause and menopause, the body stops adequately producing estrogen and other key hormones such as testosterone.
Symptoms of hormone imbalance in women may include:
- Extreme fatigue
- Mood swings
- Tension and irritability
- Lack of sleep
- Memory loss
- Lack of focus
- Brain fog
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Weight gain
- Joint pain
- Migraine/severe headache
- Urinary incontinence
- Decreased sex drive
- Vaginal dryness
- Bone loss
Take note of the last symptom listed. About one in seven women over age 50 has osteoporosis, and about one half of all women over age 50 can be expected to suffer an osteoporosis-related fracture during their lifetime. Hormone imbalance in women is also a major contributor to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia; women are eight times more likely to suffer from these serious health problems.
How Does Hormone Pellet Therapy for Women Work?
We provide a form of hormone pellet therapy for women called EvexiPEL® hormone pellet therapy. EvexiPEL® hormone pellet therapy has many benefits when compared to other delivery methods like patches, injections and pills. Benefits of hormone pellet therapy include:
- It’s absorbed directly into the blood
- It’s made of natural and plant-based hormones
- There’s no “roller coaster” effect, and hormones are delivered consistently 24/7
- Minimal side effects
- Synthetic hormones can be delivered in pills, patches, creams, gels and injections, but they often produce unwanted side effects like fluctuating hormone levels throughout the day, and they can increase your risk of heart disease, breast cancer, blood clots and high blood pressure.
There are some side effects of hormones, but these issues usually are resolved once hormone levels are balanced. Men and women have reported increased aggressiveness, acne or irritability during the initial phases of testosterone hormone therapy.
Some women have reported breast tenderness, spotting, cramping and bloating. These symptoms may be experienced initially with estrogen hormone treatment, but they resolve as hormone levels become balanced.
Occasionally, hormone therapy patients will complain of itching or redness at the injection or insertion site, and these symptoms diminish as the body adjusts to treatment.
EvexiPEL® hormone pellet therapy is a hassle-free treatment; it requires only a single appointment every few months. Women who have received hormone pellet therapy report:
- Reduced hot flashes
- Fewer mood swings
- Increased energy levels
- Increased sexual drive
- Stronger mental focus
- Decreased body fat
Hormone pellet therapy for women also has a major effect on strengthening bones and reducing osteoporosis.
Request More Information about Hormone Pellet Therapy for Women
Hormone pellet therapy for women is a proven safe and effective treatment that has been in use since 1939. Overcome osteoporosis and other symptoms of perimenopause and menopause with hormone pellet therapy for women: Call 573.443.8796.
Natural Hormone Therapy Options
- Pills (prometrium)
- Vaginal gel (Crinone)
Compounded Options (Available at Kilgore’s Medical Pharmacy in Columbia)
- Vaginal creams
- Troches (tablets dissolve on tongue)
- Creams that are placed on your arm
- Pellets (go under your skin)
- Injectables (injection in your arm)
- Progesterone cream
- Weak estradiol cream