BHRT in Jackson, TN
BHRT stands for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. What this does is ensure that the hormones you take to supplement your reduced estrogen or testosterone production exactly match the molecular structure of your body’s own hormones.
If you have begun noticing changes in your behavior, your physical well-being, or both, such as an increase in anxiety, mood swings, insomnia, hot flashes, weight gain, or fatigue, you might have a hormone issue. These are just some of the symptoms of low testosterone and low estrogen. You should contact a doctor to confirm that these signs are the result of a hormone imbalance and not a disease.
A comprehensive blood test will determine if you need hormone therapy and, if you do, what amount of replacement hormones your body requires to regulate your system. From there, your doctor can prescribe a plan of action specific to you.
Why Choose Pellet Therapy?
BHRT can be made into an oral pill that you take daily. It comes in cream form, as well. Both of these ingestion methods provide the treatment you need, but they have their drawbacks. Not only do you have to remember to swallow or apply them daily, they also don’t offer the consistent release of the replacement hormones. So, your body will react to the immediate influx of the hormones and, later, your level will drop back down to where it had been. This will cause a roller-coaster effect on your mood and physical sensations.
Pellets are the third, optional way that BHRT can be administered. Many consider this method to be the most effective and efficient for multiple reasons. Unlike pills and creams, pellets offer a consistent release of hormones as your body needs them. This is because the tiny pellets are inserted underneath your skin, where they remain until they dissolve.
How Long Does it Last?
Depending on several personal factors, including your weight, gender, and your how quickly your body absorbs the hormones, your BHRT pellet may need to be replaced as often as every two months or as infrequently as twice a year.
Pellet therapy is fast-acting once your body has accepted the hormone replacement treatment. Each patient’s experience differs from everyone else’s. You may feel symptom relief in a month or less, or it could take as many as six months for you to regain your former self before your hormone imbalance set in. Your doctor will work with you to help you achieve the best results. Then, a compounding pharmacist will create a custom-made pellet that has the exact amount of hormones you need to restore your balance, whether it’s your estrogen level or testosterone level that is too low.
The injection procedure itself is a quick and relatively painless outpatient scenario, and the pellet does not have to be surgically removed. The pellet simply dissolves into your blood stream once it has depleted its supply of hormones. Then you will return to our office for your next insertion.