Both men and women experience several phases of their lives during which their hormones fluctuate dramatically. Most well-known is during puberty, but there are also stages later in life where people experience dramatic changes in hormone levels. These changes result in symptoms ranging from hot flashes, sudden weight gain or loss, mental fogginess, and mood swings.
Fortunately, with the right measurements and corrective therapies, people can find relief from these symptoms when their hormones are out of whack, specifically with a tried-and-true method known as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).
Bioidentical hormones are synthetic hormones that are molecularly identical to naturally occurring hormones. If a person’s natural hormone levels are either low or too high, one possible treatment method may be using synthetic hormones.
The term synthetic doesn’t mean “artificial” or “dangerous.” The truth is that these hormones are derived from plants and are so similar to the structure of human hormones that the body readily accepts them as its own.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can be helpful for some patients in the restoration of the typical characteristics of their gender, but it has some hazards. Knowing the potential risks and side effects of HRT pellet therapy can help people decide if they’re right for this treatment.
Pellets used in HRT might contain testosterone, estradiol, or any number of hormones the body naturally produces that might be too high or too low in the body. These hormones can then be custom fabricated in the precisely correct concentrations into tiny solid cylinders that will release the needed hormones over time. These pellets are injected through a small incision in the hip or the lower abdomen wall and then taped shut.
Pellet insertion might cause mild complications for some patients, including:
Women should expect the pellets to last anywhere from three to five months, while men can expect them to last between five and six months.
When a drug, even a bioidentical hormone, is first administered, it often causes unwanted side effects. In most cases, these symptoms go away, but other times they stick around. There may be a need to adjust the dosage if these side effects don’t resolve on their own. For example, one of the hormones in the formulation may be responsible for the observed side effects.
Hormone replacement therapy results may differ from one individual to the next. Our male BHRT patients have provided feedback on how the therapy has improved their quality of life in various ways. These include increased happiness, increased energy, and better overall health.
The hormone specialists at Hybrid Medical Solution will create a unique treatment plan for you that considers all of your needs and symptoms. Your health and hormone levels are affected by several things, including your nutrition, lifestyle, level of physical activity, and more.
Your Hybrid Medical Solution practitioner may decide that BHRT with pellet therapy is the best option to help you manage the negative symptoms resulting from a hormone imbalance based on our comprehensive assessment of your condition.
Our doctors will design an individualized strategy for your care if you qualify. Get in touch with us to set up a consultation and start regaining your health and wellness.