What is Hormone Pellet Therapy?
In a word, balance. Hormonal balance is key to your well-being and a delicate thing to achieve. Other hormone replacement therapies rarely accomplish or maintain the hormonal equilibrium your body depends on for optimum health. With Hormone Pellet Therapy your body can return to normal hormonal balance.
Is using Hormone Pellet Therapy the best choice for natural hormone replacement therapy?
Hormone Pellet Therapy is a highly effective form of hormone replacement. This unique treatment method is based on prescribing the right kind of hormone (biologically identical), in the correct amounts (determined through testing & proper analysis of the results), using the right delivery system (pellets).
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.
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, body and spirit connection. 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 is 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 for example. 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 we will schedule an appointment for insertion.
Q. Do I have blood work done before each treatment?
A. No, only initially and four weeks later to set your dosing. You may have it done again if there are significant changes.
Q. Does insurance cover the procedure?
A. Insurance will typically cover blood work and your initial consultation.
Q. What are the pellets made from?
A. They are made from wild yams. Yams have the highest concentration of hormones of any substance. There are no known allergens associated with yams.
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. 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 what the body makes.
Q. How are they administered?
A. Your practitioner will implant the pellets in the dermis of the hip. A small incision is made in the hip. 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.
Q. What are there any side effects?
A. The only side effects may be some hair growth or acne in moderation. Both are very treatable. There are no serious side effects.
Q. What if I’ve had breast cancer?
A. Breast cancer survivors and/or those who have a history of breast cancer in their family may still be a candidate, however, this is to be determined by the physician. You should schedule a consultation with the doctor.