Q: What is pellet therapy?
A: Bio-identical Hormone Optimization Therapy is given in the form of subcutaneous pellets. The pellets are inserted into the hip area after testing has been done to determine the exact quantity of the hormones you need. Every dose is custom created based on your test results to ensure you have the exact number of hormones needed for you.
Q: What are bio-identical hormones?
A: Bio-identical hormones are hormones that are identical in molecular structure to the hormones we make in our bodies, so they act the same as the ones we produce naturally. Forms of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are made, or synthesized, from plants
Q: How long does it take for pellet therapy to start working?
A: Some start to feel the effects of pellet therapy after 48 hours, while for others it may take up to two weeks.
Q: How long do pellets last?
A: Pellets last between 3 to 6 months, depending on your weight, gender, absorption rates, and the amount of hormones you already have present in your system at the time of insertion.
Q: Am I at Risk for Breast or Ovarian Cancer with hormone therapy?
A: 30 years ago, hormone deficient women were given synthetic, animal-derived hormones to treat menopausal symptoms. Journals started reporting an increased risk of breast cancer, stroke and heart disease in these women using synthetic hormones. Researchers soon developed bio-identical hormones made from plant phytochemicals, which were identical to the body's own hormones, which did not carry the same risks associated with synthetic hormones. Countless peer-reviewed articles have shown the overwhelming benefits of bio-identical hormones.