Bio Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Common Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance
- Difficulty sleeping at night
- Lack of energy and fatigue during the day
- Reduced mental focus, memory and poor concentration
- Unstable mood, anxious or depressed
- Weight gain, including increased fat around the midsection
- Inability to lose weight regardless of healthy diet and exercise
- Decreased muscle strength
- Muscle and/or joint pain
- Reduced sexual desire and performance
PELLET THERAPY WITH BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE PELLETS
At Lower Shore Immediate Care, we offer BioTe® hormone replacement therapy to help men and women achieve hormone balance and restore their health. Each person is different, and their needs change over time. Our medical providers design individualized treatment plans to replace hormones according to the hormone levels indicated in specific bloodwork, along with the client’s symptoms.
Feel Healthy & Vibrant again with Bioidentical Hormone Pellets
Using our subcutaneous pellet approach to bioidentical hormone therapy, some patients report feeling symptom relief in as little as seven to 10 days, but complete symptom relief may take up to six months.
What is BHRT?
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is the use of hormones made from plant-based sources to identically match human hormones.
What hormones are used?
The most commonly used hormones for BHRT are testosterone, a form of estrogen, and progesterone. Testosterone is used in both men and women.
Do I have bloodwork done before each treatment?
Bloodwork is required before the first treatment and six weeks later to determine your dosing, then annually thereafter.
What are the pellets made from?
The pellets are derived from yams. Yams have the highest concentration of hormones. They are all natural and bio-identical, meaning they are the exact replication of what the body makes. There are no known allergens associated with yams.
How long will the treatments last?
Bio-identical hormone pellets last 3-4 months for women and 5-6 months for men. The absorption rate is based on cardiac output.
How is it administered?
The small hormone pellets are typically placed in the hip under a mild, local anesthetic. The procedure takes less than five minutes.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects for women and men are rare. In women, transient breast tenderness lasting 7-10 days may occur with the first insertion. There may be some hair growth or acne in moderation from occurrences from testosterone therapy. Men side effects may include decreased sperm count, decreased testicular mass and possible prostate enlargement. These side effects occur much more frequently with the use of synthetic hormone replacement therapy.
What if I’m already on hormone creams, patches, or injections?
This is an easy transition. Your certified treatment specialist will customize a treatment plan to convert from your current method of hormone replacement to the bio-identical pellet therapy.
What about breast cancer?
Breast cancer survivors and/or those who have a history of breast cancer in their family may still be a candidate for hormone replacement therapy. Your provider will discuss the options during your consultation.