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Bioidentical Hormone Therapy (BHRT)

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy with Pellets

Bioidentical hormones are a type of hormones that are created to closely resemble the hormones naturally produced by the glands in your body. These hormones can be beneficial for individuals experiencing symptoms of low or imbalanced hormones, particularly during perimenopause or menopause.

Hormones serve as chemical messengers produced by the endocrine glands, and they play a crucial role in regulating various systems and functions within the body. Even a slight disruption in hormone balance can lead to symptoms that can interfere with daily life. In such cases, healthcare professionals may recommend hormone replacement therapy as a potential treatment option.

Bioidentical hormone therapy, also known as BHRT, are tiny, custom-compounded therapies that are bioidentical to those found in the human body. The most commonly used bioidentical hormones include estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.

Bioidentical hormone replacement pellets are tiny pellets that are inserted under the skin. These pellets gradually release a measured amount of hormones over an extended period of time, usually spanning several months. When it comes to testosterone or estrogen hormone replacement therapy, pellets are the only form considered to be long-term and capable of maintaining their effectiveness around the clock.

The distinguishing factor of pellet therapy lies in the use of bioidentical hormones. These hormones are structurally identical to the ones naturally produced by the body. As a result, the body recognizes and utilizes them without needing to convert them into a usable form, unlike synthetic hormones. This eliminates the need for the body to expend energy on conversion, reducing the likelihood of side effects such as weight gain and heart disease.

Check out our Introductory Guide to Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

Let’s Start the Conversation

Please call the Burick Center at 717-730-9000 to schedule a consultation in Mechanicsburg, PA or for any questions. Individuals must be 18 or older to receive Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.

A one-time non-refundable physician consultation for $250 is required.

Pellet Therapy Benefits For Men

Pellet Therapy for Men

BHRT pellets are specifically designed for men, containing custom-compounded hormones and binders.

BHRT pellet therapy for men involves the delivery of bioidentical hormones in the form of pellets. The pellets are inserted subcutaneously in the body, providing continuous therapeutic support to address a range of conditions that men commonly encounter. Within a period of two to four weeks, men may begin to experience the benefits of hormone therapy. Some individuals report experiencing the full benefits after the second pellet insertion. Hormone therapy has proven to be beneficial for numerous men in restoring hormone balance and optimizing testosterone levels.

Pellet therapy has the potential to alleviate various conditions commonly faced by men, such as andropause, low mood, anxiety, decreased sex drive, decreased bone density, and issues related to heart health. By utilizing pellet therapy, men can find relief from the symptoms associated with these conditions and achieve a return to hormonal balance.

The Biote Method

The Biote Method of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) using pellet therapy is customized to each man’s unique physiology based on a consultation and extensive lab work. Because of this, every program is customized to the patient. 

Studies have shown, hormone replacement therapy may help relieve the symptoms of a hormone imbalance in men and may include:

  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Brain fog
  • Decreased sexual performance
  • Low mood
  • Anxiousness

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy for men is $800 per session

Pellet Therapy Benefits For Women

Pellet Therapy for Women

BHRT (Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy) pellets for women is considered an advantageous approach for hormone delivery. These pellets contain a combination of hormones that are customized for each individual, along with binders that help keep them together. This unique system involves the insertion of 2-3 small pellets, each about the size of a grain of rice, under the skin in the fatty tissue of the hip. These pellets consist of either testosterone or estradiol, and they release the hormones gradually into the bloodstream. The procedure is simple and quick, usually taking just a few minutes. The skin is numbed beforehand, and only a small incision is made, which requires a small steri strip and no stitches.

The subcutaneous pellets act as a hormone reservoir, ensuring a consistent dose throughout the day and night. They gradually dissolve without leaving any residue. Typically, women find that the pellets effectively manage symptoms for a period of 3-5 months. Compared to oral or injectable hormones, the pellet delivery system is more efficient and gradual, resulting in a lower likelihood of side effects. It also reduces the incidence of absorption issues that can sometimes occur with hormone creams, gels, or patches.

Prior to insertion, the hormones are thoroughly tested to ensure their potency, sterility, and absence of endotoxins. This stringent testing process guarantees that patients receive high-quality therapy aimed at enhancing their overall well-being as efficiently as possible.

Studies have shown, hormone replacement therapy provides various benefits for women experiencing hormonal imbalance. These include:

  • Relieving menopause symptoms
  • Improving low sex drive
  • Improving energy and mood
  • Reducing body fat
  • Protecting against health conditions, such as heart disease and osteoporosis

 

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy for women is $450 per session

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