Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
As we age our hormones can decline or become imbalanced. Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy (BHRT) can be used to help replenish the hormones that a women’s body is lacking.
What is BHRT?
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is used to restore balance through plant-derived hormones similar to those found in a woman’s body. These hormones include estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and DHEA. There is a variety of ways to administer BHRT including cream, pills, troches, and pellet insertion. Administration is based on an individual’s preference, finances, and symptom relief.
Symptoms that may be related to hormone decline or imbalance include, but are not limited to the following:
- Hot Flashes
- Night Sweats
- Decreased Libido
- Vaginal Dryness
- Mood Swings
For more information please call to schedule an Initial Hormone visit with Wendy Walker, MSN, CNM.
Hormone pellets are simply a way to put a specific amount of hormone into the body through a small procedure. These pellets are usually created and filled with bio-identical hormones such as progesterone, estradiol, and testosterone. For men, they typically include testosterone but for women, they may include all 3 or any combination.
What is BHRT?
BHRT stands for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). What does that mean? Bioidentical refers to how molecularly similar the supplemental hormone is to the human hormone. People who lack certain hormones or who have too much of a certain hormone may benefit from BHRT.
What Are BHRT Pellets for Women?
BHRT pellets for women are inserted subcutaneously in the upper buttocks. They are made of custom-compounded hormones and binders that hold them together. Every batch of hormones is tested for potency, sterility, and endotoxins, ensuring that patients are provided the best possible therapy to expedite their journey towards optimal wellness.*
What Is the BHRT Pellet Insertion Process Like for Women?
The BHRT pellet insertion process is straightforward, fast, and simple. First, we schedule an initial office visit to have hormone levels tested. Based on a comprehensive consultation and extensive lab work, the provider will determine if the patient is a candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) for women. Custom pellet therapy insertion will take place during a quick follow-up.