What is Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Hormone Replacement Therapy with pellets is a natural alternative to synthetic hormone replacement therapies. With bio-identical hormones, the structure of the hormones - testosterone, estrogen or both - is matched to the individual patient's needs. Bio-identical hormones are natural, plant based substances that metabolize in our bodies the way nature intended.
How does it work?
During the sterile procedure, the practitioner applies a local anesthetic, makes a small incision and inserts the pellets into fatty tissues under the skin. The insertion is then closed without any need for stitches.
The pellets release testosterone or estrogen into the bloodstream based on cardiac output, in other words, due to increased physical activity or emotional stress (good or bad). This steady stream of hormones helps keep the symptoms such as mood and energy fluctuations at bay.
Subcutaneous (under the skin) pellets have been used to treat hormone inbalance since the 1930s, and research consistently shows bio-identical hormone replacement therapy with pellet implants is the superior method to deliver hormones in both men and women.
Who can benefit from bio-identical hormone replacement therapy?
As we age, testosterone, estrogen and progesterone naturally decline over time. Around age 35, men experience a gradual reduction in testosterone, typically 2 to 10 percent per year. For women, pre-menopause may start as early as in the 30s. In fact, often hormone imbalance kicks in long before hot flashes do - by 10 to 15 years!
Patients need to listen to their bodies. Is the body saying, "I feel a bit off?" In other words, do they feel like many men and women in their 30s, 40s and beyond who.....
- lack motivation and feel more tired than usual
- Gain weight for no reason - especially belly fat!
- Experience mood swings more frequently
- Feel anxious and depressed
- Struggle with brain fog and insomnia
- Wonder why their sexual desire and libido have tapered off
If these symptoms sound familiar, the patient may be an excellant candidate for Hormone Replacement Therapy. So, how can you find out for sure? Speak to one of our health care professionals who specialize in Hormone Replacement Therapy!
Other benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hypothyroidism is a common condition resulting from an underactive thyroid gland or surgical removal of the thyroid. This condition can affect both men and women of any age, but it is more common in women and becomes more likely as you get older. Many of the symptoms of hypothyroidism overlap with those of other hormone deficiencies.
Men with Androgen Deficiency
Hormone replacement therapy can decrease the risk of many diseases including:
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Cadio Vascular Disease
- Prostate Cancer
At Connecticut Pain Solutions, our practitioners know the ins and outs of pellet therapy, and we take an integrated approach based in functional medicine- treating the root cause of health issues, not symptoms - when caring for our patients.
Contact us today to schedule your free consultation!!