Hormone Pellets for Women
Hormone replacement therapy clearly represents one of the most important cornerstones of anti-aging medicine. While it is correct to assert that aging causes hormone decline, it is just as apt to say that to a great degree hormone decline is the mechanism by which we age.
Every woman is unique as to how she expresses hormone decline. The average of menopause is about 51 years old. However, long before then, at about age 35 a woman’s hormones may start to tumble. Some women sail through the entire process and barely blink, while for others it is a profound, life- altering experience. The classic symptoms are the hot flashes, night sweats, poor sleep, weight gain, vaginal dryness, low libido, pain with intercourse, anxiety, irritability, irregular periods, “brain fog,” depression, and mood changes. The mood changes may feel like an out-of-body experience. She knows that she is being ill-tempered with her husband or kids, but she can’t stop. She is being driven, like a puppet on a string, to say things that she really doesn’t mean. Real-time she can’t help it, but later she regrets it.
Thankfully, there is a cure with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. The hormones used in this approach are 100% identical to those already in the body, unlike many other hormones which are different than those naturally in the body. The issue then becomes, what is the best mode of administration for these hormones. There are several different options including topicals (creams and gels), shots, pills, and pellets. The ideal route depends on each individual woman. However, many of my patients love the convenience and effectiveness of the hormone pellets.
Hormone pellets come in 2 varieties: estrogen, and testosterone. They are inserted under the skin in the area of the upper/ outer buttocks via a simple and virtually painless procedure. They start to take effect in a couple of days, and they generally last about 3-4 months. The pellets reach a peak level and maintain tissue levels without any fluctuations. Most women who get the pellets seem to love them, and almost always come back for more. The hormone pellets relieve menopausal symptoms, maintain bone density, restore a normal sleep pattern, and they improve sex drive, libido, and sexual response. In some women, they may also improve energy, relieve depression, improve memory and concentration, and improve body composition (more muscle mass, and less fat mass).
Call McMinn Clinic at 205-868-1313, and ask about bioidentical hormone pellets with Dr. McMinn. You’ll be glad you did.