Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy often referred to as Bio-identical HRT.
Bioidentical hormones are replacement hormones with the same chemical and molecular structure as hormones that are produced in the human body. Bioidentical hormones are derived from natural plant based ingredients; they are not synthetics or alien to our body.
The real question is "Why wouldn't you use them?" Bioidentical hormones have been successfully used by men and women for decades. In well known medical journals, researchers have reported that the bioidentical hormones, estrogen and testosterone, are not only safe but also have a positive impact on some diseases like osteoporosis and prostate cancer.
BHRT can be administered via creams, gels, skin patches, troches, injections and pellets. While any form of BHRT is a step in the right direction when your hormones are imbalanced, certain methods may work better for you than others. Each person is different and their needs may change over time. This is why it is important to have an individualized program designed for each woman suffering through the symtomatic stages leading up to menopause and each man suffering from andropause.
Hormone pellets consist of the natural hormones estrogen and testosterone, which are derived from natural plant based ingredients. They are not synthetics or alien to our body. They are made by a compounding pharmacy and the pellet itself is smaller than a grain of rice. These hormones are then time released and constantly available for the body to use as needed.
The insertion of hormone pellets is quite simple. The bioidentical hormone pellets are inserted under the skin in a minor in-office procedure. Using a mild anesthetic (like your dentist uses), an area of skin on the buttocks is made numb. A nick in the skin is made (not large enough to require a stitch) and hormone pellets which are smaller than the size of rice granules are inserted under the skin. Afterward, the skin is covered with a Steri-Strip. The whole procedure takes only a few minutes and lasts for many months!
To begin the BHRT process, a complete medical history and physical examination along with the appropriate laboratory testing needs to be done. Review the BHRT Processto better understand what your next steps should be to receive treatment.