Pellet Therapy

At any stage of life, hormonal imbalance can cause frustrating symptoms including fatigue, mood swings, sexual dysfunction and more. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy using pellets is an effective, low-maintenance solution for many patients. At Hybrid Medical Solution, Boca Raton patients can pursue bioidentical HRT through Biote, a leading pellet therapy option which causes minimal side effects and treats a range of hormonal imbalance issues.

What is Bioidentical HRT?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a treatment that uses plant-based hormones designed to mimic natural hormones as closely as possible. Bioidentical hormones are so similar to human hormones that the body cannot distinguish the difference between the two. This enhances the effectiveness of BHRT with little to no side effects. At any stage of life, hormonal imbalances can cause frustrating symptoms including fatigue, mood swings, weight gain, loss of muscle mass, sexual dysfunction, and more. Unfortunately, very few physicians adequately treat hormone imbalances. The use of bioidentical hormones has been slow to increase despite general agreement in the scientific literature that bioidentical hormone replacement is significantly better than using non-human hormones. 

There are many forms of BHRT available including creams, troches, injections, and pellets. The lack of adequate and sufficient training in inserting pellets, the application of creams and injections have become more popular, however, pellet therapy is the most effective.

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy using pellets is an effective, low maintenance, and affordable solution for many patients.  Here at hybrid medical solution, we not only manage your hormones but we also manage all aspects of your health and wellbeing.  It is important that the provider who treats your hormones is also the one who manages all your other health conditions and medications as many aspects of hormone replacement overlap other systems and conditions.

Pellet Therapy for HRT

One of the most effective forms of BHRT is pellet therapy.  At Hybrid Medical Solution, we offer pellet therapy utilizing a personalized approach in which we perform extensive calculations to formulate each individual’s dose.

The pellets we use in our practice are sourced from FDA- registered outsourcing facilities that must compound the pellets pursuant to specific manufacturing processes that adhere to stringent quality control standards. The pellets are manufactured to potency standards stricter than the industry standards of +/- 10%. All pellets come from FDA registered 503-B Human Drug Compounding Outsourcing Facilities that conduct regulatory oversight and consistent BHRT compounding volume. These pellets have been proven to be safe, effective, and precise. We believe the pellets we use are of the highest quality available. 

Hormone pellets are inserted just below the skin during a simple in-office procedure that takes approximately 5 minutes. Pellets maintain their efficacy for 3-4 months in women and 5-6 months in men. They dissolve gradually over time and the circulating hormones remain at therapeutic levels 24 hours a day during the lifespan of the pellet.  This allows the body to absorb the right amount of hormones at the right time. 

Pellet therapy was the first form of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and developed in 1939.  For over 80 years, pellet therapy has remained safe and effective.  Very few medications have survived unchanged with time and a pristine record.  At Hybrid Medical Solution we have inserted several thousand pellets in our patients.

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What Can Pellet Therapy Treat?

Pellet hormone therapy can be used to treat a range of conditions caused by hormonal imbalance.  In particular, both men and women may choose pellet therapy to balance their hormones as they age.  The treatment can be an effective option to:

  • Prevent age-related illness
  • Increase energy or strength
  • Stabilize mood, decreases irritability and anxiousness.
  • Improve mental clarity, memory, and brain fog
  • Enhance weight loss
  • Improve immune response and overall health
  • Improve sex drive
  • Improve sleep and reduce fatigue
  • Reduce muscle or joint pain.
  • Improve night sweats
  • Reduces hot flashes or flushes
  • Help stabilize blood sugar
  • Help lower cholesterol
  • Improve bone mass

The Pellet Therapy Procedure

Hormone pellets are inserted just below the skin on the hip, buttocks, or flank during a simple in-office procedure that takes approximately 5 minutes.  The treatment area is first numbed using a local anesthetic.  The small pellet is then inserted through an incision that is smaller than the width of your pinky fingernail.  The insertion site is then covered with a bandage and does not require any stitches.  The procedure is relatively painless and most people go about their normal activities immediately upon leaving the office.

Once inserted, the pellet will begin to dissolve very slowly. The body will gradually absorb the hormones over time until the pellet is completely dissolved.  Pellets never need to be removed from the body. Patients will expect to feel continuous relief from their hormone imbalance symptoms right up until the time the pellet has been fully absorbed. 

In most cases, patients notice an improvement in their symptoms within 14-21 days. Typically, the symptoms dramatically improve after the second insertion. There are very few restrictions on activity post pellet procedure. This can be discussed at your consultation.

Schedule An Appointment

To learn more about pellet therapy using Biote, schedule a consultation at Hybrid Medical Solution. Call our Boca Raton, FL office or contact us online to set up your first appointment with Dr. Moraes.

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