What is bio-identical hormone replacement therapy?
It is a natural alternative to synthetic hormone replacement therapies. With bio-identical hormones, the structure of the hormone- testosterone, estrogen or both- is matched to the individual patient’s needs. Bio-identical hormones are natural, plant-based substances that metabolize in our bodies the way nature intended. Synthetic hormones are mass-produced and intentionally manufactured to be slightly different than natural human hormones, so the manufacturer can patent the formulation. This is why Bio-identical hormones may provide a better fit or more optimum outcome for the human body compared to synthetic hormones.
What are bio-identical hormone pellets, and how do they work?
Composed of either estradiol or testosterone, bio-identical hormone pellets are larger than a grain of rice and smaller than a Tic Tac. EvexiPEL sources its pellets from FarmaKeio, a leading compounding pharmacy in the U.S. that presses the hormones into the tiny, solid cylinders.
During the sterile procedure, the practitioner applies a local anesthetic, makes a small incision, then inserts the pellets into fatty tissue under the skin- typically in the flank or upper buttocks. The incision is then closed without any need for stitches.
The pellets release testosterone or estrogen into the bloodstream based on cardiac output, in other words, due to increased physical activity or emotional stress (good or bad). This steady stream of hormones helps keep symptoms such as mood and energy fluctuations at bay.
Who can benefit from bio-identical hormone replacement therapy via pellets and how?
As we age, testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone naturally decline over time. Around age 35, men experience a gradual reduction in testosterone, typically 2 to 10 percent per year. For women, pre-menopause may start as early as in the 30s. In fact, often hormone imbalance kicks in long before hot flashes do- by 10 to 15 years.
Common symptoms of hormone imbalance for MEN.
Testosterone imbalance in men may lead to the following: fatigue, lethargy and lack of motivation, frequent illnesses, hair loss, mood swings, anxiety and depression, insomnia, inability to focus and remember things, saggy, dry, aging skin, decline in general well-being, feeling burned out, stubborn weight gain, belly fat and food cravings, aches, joint pain and longer recovery time from injuries, loss of libido and inability to achieve or maintain an erection.
Common symptoms of hormone imbalance for WOMEN.
Imbalanced estrogen, testosterone and progesterone may lead to the following: fatigue, lethargy and a lack of motivation, inability to focus and remember things, mood swings, anxiety and depression, insomnia and night sweats, stubborn weight gain, belly fat and food cravings, frequent illnesses, muscle loss and weakness, saggy, dry, aging skin, aches, joint pain and longer recovery time from injuries, loss of libido, difficulty achieving arousal and orgasm, painful intercourse, frequent urinary tract infections, hot flashes, vaginal dryness and night sweats, infrequent menstrual cycles- or lack of menstrual cycle- prior to menopause.