Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Pellet Therapy
Data supports that hormone replacement therapy with pellet implants is an effective bio-identical method to deliver hormones in both men and women. Implants, placed under the skin, consistently release small, physiologic doses of hormones.
BHRT Fused Pellet Implant History
Hormone replacement using pellet implants has been used with great success in the U.S., Europe, and Australia since 1938. In fact, pellet implants were a very popular mode of hormone administration in the U.S. until the 1970s, when many oral and topical commercial products were developed. While the demand for pellets diminished in the U.S., pellet implants continued to be a very popular mode of hormone administration throughout Europe and Australia. In the last 10 years, due to advances made in processes and a better understanding of the benefits of fused pellet implants for hormone replacement, this mode of hormone administration has grown in popularity in the U.S.
Over 70 years of research has illustrated the benefits of pellet implants in administering hormones in both women and men.
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Pellet implants deliver consistent, physiologic levels of hormones. The consistent and physiologic dosing has been shown to maintain and improve bone density. Pellet implants bypass the liver and don’t negatively impact clotting factors, blood pressure, lipid levels, glucose, or liver function.
Pellet implants have consistently been shown to improve:
• Cardiovascular Health • Sex Drive and Libido • Headaches and Migraines • Insomnia • Hot Flashes • Mood and Depression • Joint Aches and Pains
Where Are BHRT Fused Pellet Implants Inserted?
Pellet insertion is a relatively simple in-office procedure done under local anesthesia. The pellets are inserted subcutaneously (under the fatty lining of skin) in the upper buttocks through a very small incision. The incision is then closed with a stitch or sterile-tape strips. Implants placed under the skin consistently release small, physiologic doses of hormones, which have been shown to have many benefits.
How Long Do BHRT Fused Pellet Implants Last?
Fused Pellet Implants typically last between 3-6 months, depending on how rapidly the hormones are metabolized. After insertion of the pellets, vigorous physical activity should be avoided for 2-3 days. Some patients begin to feel symptom relief within 48 hours, while others may take up to two weeks to notice a marked difference. The pellets do not need to be removed. They are completely dissolved by the body.
Are There Any Side-Effects?
Generally, there are minimal side-effects associated with the pellet implant procedure. Complications include: minor bleeding, bruising, infection, and pellet extrusion. Other than slight bruising, the other complications are very rare.