Hormone pellet therapy can be used to treat many of the conditions that bioidentical hormone replacement therapy addresses.
Pellet implants are a unique way to get the hormones used to treat hormone imbalances into the body. In a simple, quick office procedure, your doctor inserts a prescribed number of hormone pellets under the skin near the hip. These pellets will release steady small amounts of hormone directly into your bloodstream for several months.
Belmar compound manufactures hormone pellet implants in:
Testosterone with cholesterol
We use terminal sterilization techniques to ensure the sterility of our pellets.
Benefits of Hormone Pellet Therapy?
Bioidentical hormones are used to treat men and women with low hormone levels. They have the same molecular structure as natural human hormones and work the same way. Delivering these medications in pellet form has several benefits:
Convenience — You don’t need to worry about remembering to take your medication daily. Hormone pellets may only need to be inserted 3-4 times per year
Minimal Side Effects — Pellet therapy sends hormones into the bloodstream, avoiding certain side effects of oral medications
Consistency— Pellets supply a consistent level of hormones in the bloodstream
Hormone pellet therapy can be used to treat many of the conditions that bioidentical hormone therapy addresses:
Loss of Bone Density
Muscle and Strength Loss
Who May Benefit from Hormone Pellet Therapy?
Pellet hormone therapy typically benefits people who have symptoms of hormone imbalance related to age or other factors. In addition to serious medical conditions, as hormone levels decline, both men and women can feel less like “themselves” than when they were younger. They may not have the strength or energy they once had, sex may be difficult or uncomfortable, they may gain or lose weight, and they may be more sensitive to heat and cold. All kinds of things can change, from hair and skin to memory, when the body isn’t producing its optimal level of hormones.
Who should Avoid Hormone Pellet Therapy?
Hormone replacement therapy does have potential for risks and side effects which can vary from individual to individual, based on a patient’s medical history and lifestyle. You should always consult carefully with your doctor about the potential pros and cons for you. Some issues may be better or worse with pellet delivery than oral or cream delivery. Make sure your doctor knows if you:
Think you may be pregnant
Are experiencing vaginal bleeding
Have/had certain types of cancer such as breast, uterine, or endometrial
Had a stroke or heart attack
Have/had blood clots
Develop a local reaction to the implant, such as itching and redness
See the pellets dislodging and coming out of the skin
Call for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Raquel Wall NP
An initial appointment is required and labs will be ordered. Follow up appointments for hormone level may be required over the course of treatment.