As women enter menopause and their natural hormones diminish, hormone replacement therapy is often recommended. The benefits of hormone replacement during menopause include the control of hot flashes, improved sleep, preventing osteoporosis, enhanced heart protection, and overall well-being.
Hormone replacement can be administered in various forms, with estradiol and progesterone being the foundational hormones. For a more comprehensive approach, testosterone is often added, especially when using pellet therapy. Pellets, which are small, round, or capsule-like forms of hormones, slowly release bioidentical estradiol and testosterone into the body. They are inserted under the skin in areas ranging from the hip to the back, providing a steady hormone release into the bloodstream for approximately three months before requiring replacement.
The pellet insertion procedure is quick, simplifying the daily management of hormone levels. Natural progesterone is typically taken orally at night to maintain equilibrium in the body, aid sleep, and prevent the unregulated stimulation of the uterine lining by estrogen. Testosterone, which can be delivered via pellet, injection, or cream, offers numerous benefits. It enhances energy, sex drive, mood, assertiveness, muscle strength, and orgasm quality and reduces anxiety. Importantly, testosterone supplementation is not only for postmenopausal women but can also benefit premenopausal women experiencing early deficiencies.
Pellets stand out for their convenience and the continuous, steady hormone release, often described as life-changing by users. They eliminate the need for daily hormone application, with many patients reporting significant improvements in their quality of life. Indeed, some of my patients have even suggested advertising the benefits of pellet therapy to inform other women of its positive impacts. From personal and professional experience, I've found that consistently delivering testosterone is particularly transformative, rejuvenating energy and vitality.
Patients who choose pellet therapy are among the most satisfied in my clinic, enjoying the benefits of a quick procedure that delivers bioidentical hormones directly into the bloodstream over three months.
If you're navigating menopause or perimenopause and grappling with its symptoms, pellet therapy might be an excellent option to enhance your zest for life and overall happiness.