Bioidentical hormones are used to treat men and women with low hormone levels. They have the same molecular structure as natural human hormones and work the same way. Delivering these medications in pellet form has several benefits:
Hormone pellet therapy can be used to treat many of the conditions that bioidentical hormone replacement therapy addresses.
The most common use of BHRT is to treat the symptoms of menopause in women. These can include hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, sleep problems, fatigue, weight gain, loss of muscle mass, foggy thinking, and mood changes.
Levels of testosterone normally decline with age. Some people have no symptoms, but it can cause men, in particular, to have sexual problems, hair loss, fatigue, loss of muscle and bone mass, fat gain, mood issues and memory problems.
Postmenopausal osteoporosis affects women during the first decade following menopause. Bones become brittle, fragile, and easy to fracture. This is one of the most common postmenopausal problems doctors treat.
BHRT may help with vaginal dryness in women, decreased libido in both sexes, and sexual functioning issues in men.
Men and women can lose muscle mass and strength as hormone levels decrease. Hormone replacement can help patients continue enjoying their favorite sports and activities.
Hormonal changes in menopause or andropause can cause or worsen mood swings, anxiety disorders, or depression. In addition to worry, fear, agitation, irritability, nervousness, and irrational thoughts, patients can have physical symptoms — rapid heart rate, shortness of breath, nausea, numbness, lightheadedness, shakiness, and high blood pressure.
Pellet hormone therapy typically benefits people who have symptoms of hormone imbalance related to age or other factors. In addition to serious medical conditions, as hormone levels decline, both men and women can feel less like “themselves” than when they were younger. They may not have the strength or energy they once had, sex may be difficult or uncomfortable, they may gain or lose weight, and they may be more sensitive to heat and cold. All kinds of things can change, from hair and skin to memory, when the body isn’t producing its optimal level of hormones.
If you believe you could benefit from high-quality care, consider getting treatment from the staff at Wellness First Medical Center. Our dedicated staff will be pleased to answer your questions today. We can also help you schedule a time to visit our Dickinson, TX office.
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Dr. Dorothy Merritt, MD
Dr. Dorothy Merritt has been practicing in Galveston County, Texas since 1987 when she completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Baylor in Houston.
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