Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Pellet FAQs
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy – often called BHRT – can restore health, wellness and vitality, help reverse disease, and improve quality of life.
In this article Boston area board certified urogynecologist Dr. Merchia answers our patients’ most frequently asked questions about BioTE® bioidentical hormone replacement pellets.
Why replace hormones?
Hormones regulate almost every body function, and need to be in proper balance for health functioning. But a decrease or imbalance in the body’s hormones puts both women and men at risk for a number of serious health concerns.
Some of the health problems that are commonly associated with hormone imbalance or deficiency include: weight gain, inability to lose fat, sagging skin and wrinkles, low sex drive, pain during sexual intimacy, osteoporosis, fatigue, low energy and more.
Can also improve the symptoms of menopause, erectile dysfunction, insomnia, depression & anxiety, effects of hysterectomy, thyroid problems, metabolic syndrome, and many diseases.
Hormone replacement therapy involves identifying the patient’s hormone deficiencies, and then replacing the missing or declining hormones. This can effectively restore vitality, energy, and overall health and wellbeing.
What is “bioidentical” hormone replacement?
Unlike synthetic hormones, bioidentical hormones are virtually identical in structure to human hormones in every way.
Bioidentical hormones are substances that have the same chemical structure as the hormones produced by your body. Rather than being synthetically created in a lab, BioTe bioidentical hormones are derived from natural sources that to replicate and replace the body’s missing hormones.
What hormones are in BioTe pellets?
The bioidentical hormones in each BioTe pellet are custom-compounded to address each patient’s unique hormone deficiency or imbalance.
Prior to starting bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, Dr. Merchia will order a complete blood panel, to determine the type and degree of your specific hormone deficiencies. A hormone replacement treatment plan will then be customized to address the specific hormone imbalances that are found.
Are BioTe hormone replacement pellets safe?
The BioTe pellets have the same chemical structure as the hormones produced by your body. This approach to BHRT pellet therapy avoids the adverse side effects of using synthetic hormones.
BioTe hormone replacement pellets are manufactured under the strictest standards of medical quality, for precision dosing, and they contain 100% FDA-approved ingredients.
What happens during BioTe bioidentical hormone pellet insertion?
Hormone pellet insertion is a quick in office procedure that only takes a few minutes. In the exam room, the insertion site will be numbed for a comfortable experience. Typically the site of insertion is the upper buttocks, although the lower abdomen may be used in some patients.
A very tiny incision is then made and the grain-of-rice sized pellet is inserted. There are no stitches required and the insertion site is simply covered with a small bandage.
Why are hormone pellets the best delivery method for hormone replacement?
Because bioidentical hormone pellets are time released, the hormone levels remain consistent throughout the day and night. This avoids the rollercoaster effects from hormone pills or creams that are only taken once a day.
Additionally, one hormone pellet insertion lasts for several months, so you don’t have to remember to take a hormone pill every day. And, BioTe pellets are not messy and do not interfere with intimacy, like topically-administered hormone creams.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Pellets – Boston Area
If you are suffering from the symptoms of menopause, or you are constantly fatigued and out of energy, are are experiencing sexual problems, unexplained weight gain, or simply just don’t feel good, your hormones may be depleted or out of balance.
If you live in the greater Boston area, Dr. Merchia can help you do something about it, with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Pellet. Schedule an appointment for a complete hormone workup and diagnosis- and get your quality of life back
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Pellets – Boston Area: 508.521.9259