Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Saltz Wellness hormone therapies can offer relief to side effects of hormone imbalance. Because each patient’s symptoms are unique, our experienced, board certified physician assistant conducts a thorough consultation and examination to develop a customized treatment plan for each patient. This may include comprehensive lab workup and hormone replacement treatments, in the form of pellets. Many of our patients report some relief after one month, but full optimization may take up to six months or more. Schedule a consultation to learn more about our hormone replacement therapies.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) involves the use of hormones that are structurally identical to the hormones naturally produced by the body. These hormones are derived from natural plant sources and are used to address hormonal imbalances.
The hormones most commonly used in BHRT include estradiol (a form of estrogen), progesterone, and testosterone. These hormones are often prescribed to help alleviate symptoms of menopause, andropause, or other hormonal imbalances.
Individuals experiencing symptoms related to hormonal imbalances, such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, fatigue, low libido, and more, may be candidates for BHRT. Our experience medical team will assess your medical history and hormone levels to determine if BHRT is appropriate for you.
BHRT uses hormones that are chemically identical to those naturally produced in the body, whereas traditional hormone replacement therapy may use synthetic hormones. BHRT is often marketed as a more "natural" approach to hormone therapy.
BHRT can be administered in various forms, including creams, gels, patches, oral capsules, and pellets. The choice of administration method depends on individual preferences, medical considerations, and the healthcare provider's recommendation.
Yes, BHRT can be customized based on an individual's hormone levels. Before starting BHRT, a healthcare provider will typically conduct blood tests to measure hormone levels and tailor the treatment accordingly.
BHRT is believed to provide relief from symptoms associated with hormonal imbalances, such as hot flashes, mood swings, sleep disturbances, and more. It may also help improve overall well-being and quality of life.
Like any medical treatment, BHRT carries potential risks and side effects. These may include changes in mood, bloating, breast tenderness, and in some cases, an increased risk of certain health conditions. It's important to discuss potential risks with a healthcare provider.
Yes, BHRT can be used to address hormonal imbalances in men, particularly related to andropause. Testosterone replacement therapy is a common approach for men experiencing low testosterone levels.
Hormone replacement pellets are small, bioidentical hormone-containing cylinders typically made from natural plant sources. These pellets are inserted under the skin, often in the hip area, to provide a controlled and steady release of hormones into the body over a period of time.
Hormones commonly used in hormone replacement pellets include estradiol (a form of estrogen) and testosterone. These hormones are often used to address hormonal imbalances, particularly in menopause or andropause (male menopause).
A healthcare provider performs a minor outpatient procedure to insert the pellets under the skin, typically in the hip area. The procedure involves a small incision, and local anesthesia is used to minimize discomfort.
The duration of hormone pellets varies depending on factors like the hormone used, individual metabolism, and dosage. Typically, pellets can last between 3 to 6 months.
Hormone replacement pellets offer a continuous and steady release of hormones, avoiding the hormone level fluctuations associated with other delivery methods like pills or creams. This can help provide consistent symptom relief.
Side effects may include minor bruising, infection at the insertion site, and rarely, pellet extrusion. There's also a risk of hormone-related side effects, such as changes in mood, weight gain, and breast tenderness. Our medical experts will discuss these with you during your consultation.
Yes, hormone replacement pellets can be tailored to an individual's specific hormonal needs. Hormone levels are typically measured through blood tests before insertion to determine the appropriate dosage.
Yes, hormone pellets can be removed if necessary. If a patient experiences unwanted side effects or complications, a healthcare provider can perform a minor surgical procedure to remove the pellets.
A thorough evaluation by our experienced medical team is essential to determine if hormone replacement pellets are suitable for your needs. They will consider your medical history, symptoms, and hormone levels before recommending this treatment option.
Hormone replacement therapy, including pellets, may not be suitable for everyone, especially individuals with certain medical conditions like a history of hormone-sensitive cancers. A thorough evaluation and discussion with our expert medical team are crucial before starting any hormone replacement therapy.
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