The body is made well and can do amazing things. Sometimes, however, for a variety of different reasons, it needs support. Bella strives to offer support in a way that works in cooperation with the body and optimizes the beauty of our creation. In understanding the root cause of a problem we may suggest medications, hormone replacement or nutritional supplements. Hormone support may be appropriate for women at different stages of life. Whether menstruation is just starting and is not functioning properly, or a women is beginning the transition of menopause, hormone support may be needed. It’s also used in patients who have already hit menopause and are experiencing bothersome symptoms.
HORMONE PELLET THERAPY
Specializing in the balancing of hormones throughout the life span, Bella Natural Women’s Care, naturally, is the premier practice for bio-identical hormone therapy in Denver, Colorado and the surrounding areas. Partnering with BioTe Medical, we individualize therapy to the unique nature of each woman.
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy using the pellet method has changed the manner in which women age. In the past, women died more frequently in childbirth, PMS was an imaginary problem, and menopause, with all of its age-related infirmities, was just another stage of life to be endured and lived with. Today, we know that we don’t have to accept hormonal imbalance as a grim reality. Natural hormone replacement therapy has helped improve not only the quality of our lives, but also how long we live them. Some doctors continue to say that women should stop whining and embrace our menopausal woes, but why should we when the remedy is as simple as replacing missing hormones?
Estrogen Pellet Therapy
Estrogen is a woman’s most important hormone. Without hormone replacement therapy, the loss of estrogen puts her at increased risk for premature ovary failure, osteoporosis, heart disease, colon cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, tooth loss, impaired vision, Parkinson’s disease and diabetes. The longer a woman is without the protection of her own estrogen, the greater the risk for serious health consequences of these conditions.
There are estrogen receptors in a variety of organs throughout the body and brain. That’s why hormonal imbalance produces different symptoms such as loss of skin elasticity, bone shrinkage, moodiness and cognitive decline. On the other hand, when estrogen levels rise as they do in the first week of menses, their overall effect is to increase the amount of serotonin available in the spaces between the brain’s nerve cells. That improves mood. Within the brain, estrogen may in fact act as a natural antidepressant and mood stabilizer. It is therefore essential that a woman suffering from premature ovary failure or surgical menopause receive treatment from an HRT physician who understands the many ramifications of the disease and is willing and able to meet her endocrine and emotional needs.
Testosterone Pellet Therapy
Testosterone hormone therapy gives a woman her mental clarity, libido and muscle tone and mass. When this hormone is at low levels, women often complain of mental confusion, weight gain and poor muscle tone, even with regular exercise.
The effect of hormone deficiency on the brain, muscle, bone, heart and metabolism can be significant without hormone replacement therapy for women, and it can be dangerous to long-term health. The brain needs normal amounts of testosterone in balance with estrogen to produce serotonin, which supports emotional balance. When lacking in these hormones, a woman will experience emotional instability that often results in increased anxiety, irritability, sleep disturbances, anger, sadness and depression.
The musculoskeletal system is also adversely affected by the loss of testosterone. By not having bio-identical hormone therapy, the deficiency or imbalance of testosterone can lead to muscle atrophy, osteopenia, osteoporosis, and pain in the muscles and joints.
Bio-Identical Hormone Pellet Therapy — The Right Choice
Testosterone hormone therapy gives a woman her mental clarity, libido, muscle tone and mass. When this hormone is at low levels, women often complain of mental confusion, weight gain and poor muscle tone, even with regular exercise.
The effect of hormone deficiency on the brain, muscles, bones, heart and metabolism can be significant without hormone replacement therapy for women and dangerous to long-term health. The brain needs normal amounts of testosterone in balance with estrogen to produce serotonin, which supports emotional balance. When lacking in these hormones, a woman will experience emotional instability that often results in increased anxiety, irritability, sleep disturbances, anger, sadness and depression.
Protection is Everything.
Optimized hormones significantly reduce the risk of serious health problems, such as:
Osteoporosis | Alzheimer’s | Heart Disease | Diabetes
What is Hormone Pellet Therapy?
Pellet therapy uses hormones derived from natural plant sources to replicate the body’s normal hormonal levels. Patients have found that bio-identical hormone replacement therapy with pellet implants is extremely effective. Implants, placed under the skin, consistently release small, physiologic doses of hormones that provide optimal therapy.
Unlike typical oral and transdermal forms of therapy — which produce “roller coaster” hormone levels, resulting in mood and energy fluctuations for the patient — BioTE® Medical Hormone Pellet Therapy is the only method of hormone therapy that provides sustained hormone levels throughout the day for up to three to five months without any “roller coaster” effect.
Because the hormones used are completely natural, pellet therapy is ideal for patients who want the benefits of a natural hormone without the drawbacks of a synthetic.
What are Hormone Pellets?
Pellets contain a natural plant source of estrogen and testosterone. A compounding pharmacist, using strict federal guidelines, compounds the estrogen and testosterone used in the pellets.
These pellets, which are smaller than a grain of rice, are placed in the fatty tissue underneath the skin and most closely mimic the actions of healthy ovaries and testicles with regard to hormone release into the bloodstream. The hormone pellet implantation procedure is easily performed in the office.
Precise Dosing is Key.
Proper hormone levels are determined by the BioTE® comprehensive blood work analysis. Unique dosing is generated for each individual patient, so dosing is customized for what your body needs. Pellets deliver pure, bio-identical hormones directly into the bloodstream 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for up to 5 months. Pills, patches, creams and shots cannot provide a steady delivery of hormones 24/7. Pellets provide a constant supply of hormones that your body recognizes as its own, which significantly reduces the chance of adverse side effects.
BHRT stands for Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. BHRT consists of hormones such as estrogens, progesterone, and testosterone. It may also consist of thyroid support. BHRT is non-synthetic medication which is created to match the natural hormone structure that the body produces utilizing natural products such as yams. What this means is, when the body sees those hormones they react to them as if the patient is producing their own hormones. It also utilizes the safest route to administer the medication such as through the skin instead of orally which passes through the liver causing increased risk for complications. No one method is practical, feasible, or appropriate for every woman. We work with you to find the best method of hormone replacement such as oral troches, topical creams and patches or inserted long acting pellets. Non-hormonal supplements are also an option.