BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY
Your hormones control almost every body function, from your metabolism to your sex drive. Unfortunately, as you age, your body’s hormone production slows, creating a deficit in your body’s hormonal needs. Bioidentical hormones are custom-made replacement hormones designed to provide the precise hormones your body needs for optimal body function in both men and women.
At Seven, we offer bioidentical hormones. Bioidentical hormones are plant-based and don’t include any synthetic hormones. The custom-made hormones are provided in subdermal pellets, which slowly and consistently release hormones to address hormonal imbalances and your related symptoms.
BETTER MENTAL CLARITY
STRONGER SEX DRIVE
INCREASE SENSE OF
While menopause and perimenopause are the most well-known causes of hormonal imbalances, you may also need bioidentical hormones to address low testosterone, insulin resistance, adrenal and thyroid disorders, and osteoporosis. Bioidentical hormone therapy is customized to meet the needs of each patient.
Some of the signs that indicate a hormonal imbalance include:
Mood swings and irritability
Depression and anxiety
Unexplained weight loss or gain
Muscle mass loss
Hot flashes and night sweats
In addition to relieving these frustrating and disruptive symptoms, bioidentical hormones improve your skin thickness and elasticity to reduce signs of aging. Bioidentical hormones can also reduce your risk of other health conditions such as cataracts, diabetes, and tooth loss.
What is hormone replacement therapy?
A decrease or imbalance in the body’s production of hormones can put women and men at risk for a great number of health concerns. Just some of the many problems are associated with hormone imbalance or deficiency include: lack of energy, weight gain (commonly belly fat), decreased libido (sex drive), and painful intercourse, a sluggish thyroid, visibly aging skin, osteoporosis, and much, much more. Hormone replacement therapy involves testing the patient’s blood for deficiencies and then prescribing hormones to replace the missing or declining hormones. This can restore health and vitality in many areas of life.
What is pellet bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?
Bioidentical hormones are derived from natural sources, to replace the body’s missing hormones. Bioidentical hormones are virtually identical in structure to the human hormones that they are replacing.
At Seven Spa in Altoona, Wisconsin we offer our bioidentical hormone replacement pellets to both men and women – which are chemically identical to human hormones. Bioidentical hormone replacement pellets are derived from 100% natural plant or animal sources and are NOT artificially lab-created like many other hormone treatments. Pellets have been used for the treatment of hormonal imbalance since the 1930s and have many unique advantages over other methods of hormone administration. Pellets are tiny cylinders about the size of a grain of rice that is inserted in the fatty area of the upper buttock. This is a very quick, simple, and painless in-office procedure. The incision is so small that there is no need for stitches. There is virtually no downtime and you can return to your daily routine.
How are bioidentical hormone replacement pellets inserted?
Bioidentical hormone replacement pellets are inserted in a quick in-office procedure. First, a mild local anesthetic is used to numb the insertion area, typically in the hip or sometimes the lower abdomen. Then the pellet – smaller than a grain of rice – is inserted under the skin. The time-released pellets, and continue to release hormones into the body consistently over time. Eventually, the pellets dissolve and do not have to be removed.
What are the benefits of pellet therapy over creams?
Pellets are “Cardiac Drive”, meaning that they release the hormones into your bloodstream based on your body’s need. This delivery more closely matches the way your body releases hormones than any other method of hormone therapy. This steady delivery of hormone also eliminates the possibility of highs and lows associated with some other delivery methods such as injections. Pellet therapy is a fantastic option for men who are on testosterone replacement.
How long does pellet hormone therapy last?
Pellets last between 3-5 months in women and 5-6 months in men. Eliminating the need for rubbing in daily creams or having weekly injections are some of the benefits that many pellet patients enjoy. Once we have your dose dialed in, you don’t even have to think about your hormones until it is time to replace your pellets! For some, the transference of creams onto others, especially children, is a concern. Pellets eliminate this issue as well.
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