Have you ever wondered what pellet therapy actually is?
What is pellet therapy? Well before we can get into specifics on this type of therapy, we must first explain what hormone therapy itself is. Hormone therapy is the use of natural body substances, usually estrogen and progesterone to help relieve and reduce the risks of a variety of different hormone related health concerns. Many relate hormone imbalances to women, but many men have sought out hormone therapy as well to improve their testosterone levels. The most common health concerns that hormone therapy can aide are menopausal symptoms, osteoporosis, heart disease, diabetes, and can even help with weight loss. Our hormones help regulate many vital aspects of our bodies and when they are out of balance they cannot function to their best ability. When your body’s hormonal balance is off, you may find a variety of unwelcome symptoms. Some of these include fatigue, increased appetite, mood swings, hot flashes, decreased libido, and weight gain. Hormone therapy is a great option to help restore balance amongst the hormones in your body and help get you back on track.
Now, pellet therapy. What is a pellet and how can that help with regulating our body’s hormones? This type of therapy has actually been around for quite a long time, since 1939 according to BioTec. A pellet consists of bioidentical hormones formed into a small “pellet” that is placed under the skin of a patient. This is usually inserted in the buttocks area during a 5-minute procedure and then delivers a steady amount of hormones directly into the bloodstream. This is far more efficient than other types of hormone therapy that involve erratic swings in hormone delivery and more frequent doses. With pellet therapy, you will only need to receive a new dose every 4-6 months. Pellet therapy is not a one size fits all process though. In order to receive the correct dose for your unique body, some blood work is involved. Through a blood analysis, your hormone deficiencies can be identified and then a customized dosage is determined. If you and your doctor find that your dosage may need to be increased after the pellet has been placed, then a “booster” pellet can be placed. Your doctor will continue to monitor your hormone levels through periodic blood draws while your pellet is implanted to ensure you are receiving the highest level of care.
Weight loss can be a difficult process. While some people may struggle less than others, we have found it is hard and frustrating for most. With many of our patients, they eat healthy and exercise regularly and still find that they are not losing any weight. After testing their blood, we can determine that it is not that they are doing anything wrong, but that their hormone levels are the issue. Through hormone therapy we can help regulate those imbalances and partner with our patients in their weight loss journey. Check out our patient’s success stories here! Do keep in mind that hormone therapy is meant to be used in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle. You will not be able to achieve your best results while still eating whatever you want. We are able to help guide you in this area of your journey as well with our Diet & Weight Loss program. If you feel that pellet therapy may be the right fit for you, our team would love to help you find the best solution for you and your body.