Bioidentical hormone pellets are tiny, rice-sized cylinders containing bioidentical hormones. When inserted under the skin, the pellets provide months of constant hormone levels.
Bioidentical Hormone Pellets
Bioidentical hormone pellets are tiny implants used to relieve the unpleasant side effects of falling hormone levels women experience during menopause.
Following blood tests to determine the precise amount of hormones needed to restore proper hormonal balance, a special compounding pharmacy will custom make the pellets using the dosage prescribed by your gynecologist.
The bioidentical hormone pellets will then be implanted under the skin of the buttock. This is done in your gynecologist’s office through a process taking only a few minutes.
First, local anesthesia will be used to numb the area. The hormone pellets are then inserted under the skin in the buttock through a tiny incision. Each pellet contains the precise balance of hormones your body needs.
The bioidentical hormone pellets remain under the skin for a period of 3-4 months, where they release a constant level of hormones. After the implants gradually dissolve and the uncomfortable side effects of menopause resume, you may return to your gynecologist for hormone pellet replacement.
Safety of Bioidentical Hormone Pellets
Bioidentical hormone pellets are formulated in a compounding pharmacy using elements extracted from natural plants like soy and wild yam. The molecular structure of these hormones is identical to the hormones produced by the body. This means the introduction of these hormones won’t be a shock to the body. Instead, the body will recognize the hormones as natural substances and respond accordingly.
Although bioidentical hormone pellet therapy has experienced limited availability in the U.S. for over 60 years, it is widely available throughout Europe where it is considered standard therapy.
If you are considering hormone replacement, make an appointment so we can discuss bioidentical hormone pellet therapy and whether or not it is right for you.