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Why Pellets are the Best Hormone Replacement Therapy
In women and men, hormones influence virtually every function of the body – from energy to weight gain, cognition, sex drive and even hair loss! And because hormones affect literally every aspect of a person’s health and wellness, when hormone production declines a wide variety of health problems can occur.
Fortunately, many types of hormone replacement therapies (HRT) are now available to restore the body’s missing hormones. But with many different types of hormone replacement now on the market, it can be confusing and difficult to know which method is best. Some of forms of HRT are extremely safe and highly effective – but others can be in convenient, ineffective and have unsafe side effects.
In this article, the hormone replacement specialists at AMAE explain why bioidentical hormone replacement pellets are the superior delivery system for HRT in women and men.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement is Better Than Synthetics
In women, as menopause approaches around age 50, the ovaries’ production of estrogen and progesterone dramatically decreases. And in men, testosterone production also declines on average about 1% a year after age 30.
Early forms of hormone replacement therapy used synthetic hormones which were created in a laboratory. And, unfortunately, many doctors still prescribe synthetic hormones today. But something as complex as a human hormone simply cannot be exactly duplicated in a lab. As a result, synthetic hormones are less effective than biologic hormones and can also have dangerous side effects.
More recently, science has developed “bioidentical” replacement hormones that are derived from 100% natural sources. These identically replicate the molecular structure of the body’s hormones. Not only are they are much safer than synthetic hormones, they are also more effective and free of the dangerous side effects of lab-created HRT.
Pellets are the Best Hormone Replacement Delivery System
Choosing the best method of delivery is extremely important to ensuring hormone replacement is safe, effective, and consistent. Originally, pills were used for HRT. Then creams, patches and injections were developed to get hormones into the body. However, in recent decades, a much safer and more effective hormone replacement delivery method was developed in the form of subcutaneous (under the skin) pellets.
These tiny, time released pellets – the size of a grain of rice – are inserted beneath the skin. Lasting up to 3 months in women and six months in men, hormone pellets only need to be inserted 2 or 3 times a year.
Hormone Replacement Pellets vs. Pills
Many women are still given hormone therapy in the form of estrogen pills. However, pills patients to remember to take their pills every day at the same time. And then give the person a sudden surge in hormones when they take the pill – that then wears off over the rest of the day.
Hormone pills can also cause an upset stomach, and even result in ulcers and/or liver or gallbladder damage in patients with prolonged usage.
However, with hormone pellets, there is nothing to refill every month and nothing to remember to take every day. Even better, pellets offer consistent 24/7 delivery – so there are never any hormone spikes. And, hormone pellets bypass the stomach and digestive system – so there is not the risk of stomach or gastrointestinal problems or organ damage.
Hormone Replacement Pellets vs Injections (Shots)
Hormone shots are not only painful, but they have to be injected every couple of weeks, making them far less convenient or comfortable than pellets. And, like pills, shots lead to an inconsistent roller coaster of hormone levels – “surging” with every shot and then wearing off more and more over the next two weeks.
Again, hormone pellets only require insertion 2 or 3 times a year! The insertion area is numbed first, so the procedure is pain free. And the treatment consistently delivers hormones for 3 to 6 months with no hormone spikes or surges.
Hormone Replacement Pellets vs Transdermal Patches
If you have ever worn a birth control or hormone patch, you already know how inconvenient (and ugly) they are. Patches often fall off when showering, swimming, working out, or sweating for any reason. In some people, patches can also cause skin irritation. And the patches itself, as well as the sticky residue it leaves, can be quite unsightly.
Hormone patches also do not provide consistent delivery, because the hormones are strongest when a new patch is applied and become weaker the longer the patch is worn. Additionally, clinical research studies also have revealed that up to 45% of people do not absorb hormones effectively from patches.
Hormone replacement pellets time-released delivery releases the bioidentical hormones consistently, as the body needs them, avoiding the “surges” of patches, pills, and shots. And, as an added benefit, the tiny hormone pellets are invisible under the skin!
Hormone Replacement Pellets – West Bloomfield, MI
100% natural bioidentical hormone replacement pellets are superior for safety, effectiveness, consistency, and convenience. Hormone replacement pellets are “one and done” – lasting from three to six months with a single insertion. There is nothing to refill or remember to take, no painful injections, and no ugly patches that fall off.
If you live in the Birmingham or West Bloomfield area, and would like to increase your energy, improve your sexual desire and performance, lose weight, build muscle, and get back your quality of life, contact AMAE today. We will conduct a complete hormone workup and diagnosis and then prescribe individualized, 100% natural bioidentical hormone pellets to replace the ones your body has stopped making.
Schedule a hormone replacement consultation today and see what bioidentical pellets can do for you!