What is Hormone Pellet Therapy?
Hormone Pellet Therapy is a highly effective form of hormone
replacement. This unique treatment consists of biologically identical hormones prescribed in dosages determined by The Broadway Clinic's analysis of the tests conducted on each individual patient, using pellets as the delivery system.
Is using Hormone Pellet Therapy the best choice for natural hormone replacement therapy?
Bio-identical hormones are natural, plant-derived compounds that have the same molecular structure as those made by the human body. Unlike synthetics, our bodies can readily recognize and metabolize them. It may surprise you to know that bio-identical pellets have been used successfully by patients throughout Europe, Japan and the United States since the 1930's. Study after study has shown that, when prescribed and administered correctly, bio-identical pellets can benefit a variety of conditions - including depression, weight gain and osteoporosis, hot flashes, night sweats, poor memory and concentration.
What sets our treatment apart from others that use non-pellet hormone replacement therapy?
We are committed to more than simply balancing your hormones. At The Broadway Clinic, we can help you achieve a level of well-being you haven't felt in ages. Our philosophy mirrors what many research studies now bear out - that health and healing are inextricably entwined in the mind and body. Proper nutrition, staying active mentally and physically, and maintaining loving relationships are all vital to your total health. Hope, optimism, positivity and faith also play a vital role in healing. We call it healing from the inside out.
Commonly Asked Questions
Q. What are pellets?
A. A Bio-Identical form of hormone therapy that seeks to return the hormone balance to youthful levels in women and men.
Q. How do I know if I’m a candidate for pellets?
A. Symptoms may vary widely from depression and anxiety to night sweats and sleeplessness. You will be given a lab slip to have blood work done which will determine your hormone levels. Once the doctor reviews and determines you are a candidate for hormone replacement therapy, The Broadway Clinic will schedule an appointment to insert the appropriate pellets.
Q. Do I have blood work done before each treatment?
A. No, only during the initial visit and six weeks later to set and check your dosing. You may have blood work done again if you experience significant changes.
Q. What are the pellets made from?
A. Natural plant-based compounds.
Q. How long will the treatment last?
A. Three to five months depending on the person. Everyone is different so it depends on how you feel and what the doctor determines is right for you. If you are really active, you are under a lot of stress or it is extremely hot your treatment may not last as long. The absorption rate is based on cardiac output.
Q. Is the therapy FDA approved?
A. What the pellets are made of is FDA approved and regulated, the process of making pellets is regulated by the State Pharmacy Board, and the distribution is regulated by the DEA and Respective State Pharmacy Boards...the PROCEDURE of placing pellets is NOT an FDA approved procedure. The pellets are derived from yams and are all natural and bio-identical. Meaning they are the exact replication of hormones made by the human body.
Q. How are they administered?
A. Your practitioner will implant your pellets in the subcutaneous tissue of your hip/buttock. A small incision is made in that area. A small incision is made in that area. The pellets are inserted. No stitch is required.
Q. Does it matter if I’m on birth control?
A. No, the doctor can determine what your hormone needs are even if you are on birth control. However, it is preferred to stop oral birth control pills one month prior to lab draw.
Q. What are the side effects?
A. The only side effects may be some hair growth or acne in moderation. Both are very treatable.