Hormone replacement therapy has long been used to offset the symptoms of menopause. As hormonal changes occur in women going through “the change”, many experience hot flashes, moodiness, insomnia, depression, lower sex drive and decreased bone density. The issue with oral hormone replacement therapies is that many women have ups and downs throughout the day, causing fluctuations in their mood and energy levels. With hormone pellet therapy, there is a sustained balance that can relieve the ups and downs of oral therapy, making it an excellent option for many menopausal women.
What is Hormone Pellet Therapy?
Hormone pellet therapy uses small pellet implants to release hormones into the body. These pellets are very small, about the size of a piece of rice, which are inserted under the fat layer in the skin. The pellets are made from plant material that is comprised of bio-identical hormones that mimic the hormones a woman loses during menopause.
The main difference in pellet therapy versus oral hormone replacement is how the hormones are released into the bloodstream. The tiny pellets slowly release the hormones throughout the day, with pellets lasting a few months. The hormonal release is similar to how the ovaries would normally release estrogen and testosterone into the body. The slow, sustained release helps normalize the hormonal levels throughout the day without the roller coaster effect of many oral therapies.
If you are entering the menopausal phase of your life, hormone pellet therapy may be an excellent option for treating the symptoms of menopause. To learn more, schedule an appointment with an OBGYN clinic that specializes in pellet therapy for hormone replacement.
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Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A.
699 Church Street #220
Marietta, GA 30060