Hormone Pellet Therapy for Women

The Greatest Wealth

Pre-Christian Roman poet, Virgil, declared, “The greatest wealth is health.” There are no truer words. In health, we have everything: the ability to work, create, love, explore, and satiate our innate curiosity about the world. Without health, we spend our time, money, and energy trying to figure out how to regain it. What happens, then, when we experience biological changes related to aging? Those inevitable, unenviable alterations to ourselves that occur in our bodies simply because we’ve been given the gift of more years. Those alterations – changes like menopause – affect our well-being whether we want it to or not.

The Change

Previously menopause was termed “going through the change.”  The hormonal fluctuations associated with menopause are significant. The symptoms that go along with those fluctuations are, too. They can include:

  • Bone density loss
  • Dry/painful intercourse
  • Emotional reactivity and sensitivity 
  • Depression
  • Frequent night urination
  • Hair thinning
  • Nervousness/Anxiety
  • Hot flashes/night sweats/day sweats
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of libido
  • Loss of vitality
  • Weight gain unresponsive to diet and exercise

These symptoms are unpleasant at best and daunting at worst. Getting some relief from them is an inestimable gift.

Treatment Options

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a highly effective option for balancing hormones because they are identical in molecular structure to those produced naturally in our bodies. The precise nature of these chemicals means that it’s easier for the body to absorb and use them and that they have fewer side effects than other kinds of hormone replacement alternatives. Bioidentical hormones are available in several different forms:

  • Gels or creams
  • Pills taken orally
  • Pellet inserts

Although each option has benefits, hormone replacement pellets are an excellent option for several reasons:

  • Hormone pellets are created to support your unique hormonal needs.
  • Women who use pellets experience fewer side effects from them than using other formats.
  • The pellets last a longer period of time – weeks or even months – eliminating the need to remember to take them daily.
  • Pellets release hormones slowly.

Hormone pellet insertion is easy. The procedure is done in our office and is done quickly. We’ll numb a small area (usually on your hip) and insert a pellet there about the size of a grain of rice. The incision generally heals quickly, and you don’t have to think about taking your hormones again until it’s time for your next visit and lab work. The pellet insert enables your body to get hormonal support as it needs it, helping you maintain hormonal balance more easily.

Hormone Help at Healthy Living Medical Clinic

Healthy Living Medical Clinic is located in Palm City, FL. Our approach to treating your hormonal imbalance is to treat you with precisely what you need, not with a one-size-fits-all medical treatment. Dr. Christine Schiller, our practitioner, is highly experienced in a variety of medical settings. She has been a hormone specialist since 2010 and has received extensive training in that area. Dr. Schiller’s goal is to listen to and partner with you to achieve your best health. We offer flexible appointments in-office or through telemedicine. Dr. Schiller provides consistent, reliable care; care you can count on. To make an appointment call 772-485-2970 or email healthylivingsfl@yahoo.com. We look forward to helping you feel your best.

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Disclaimer: The information contained here was not written by a medical doctor and is intended for informational purposes only. This is not a substitute for medical advice.

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