Beginning around age 40, men and women tend to experience a decline in sex hormone levels. And with this decline comes low energy, weight gain, mood swings and low libido. While growing old is inevitable, that doesn’t mean you can’t feel your best at every stage of life. One way to counteract the negative impact aging has on your hormones is with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).

Pellets are the most natural way to deliver bioidentical hormone replacement therapy in both men and women. Pellets provide a consistent release of hormone levels over an extended period of time, typically three to six months.

What Is BHRT?

BHRT is a natural solution to age-related hormone decline. Bioidentical hormones are naturally sourced hormones that are chemically identical to sex hormones like estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. Because they are chemically identical to what your body produces, they can bind to your hormone receptors and act on different tissues and chemical processes.

The goal of BHRT is to relieve symptoms of hormone imbalances such as fatigue, mood swings, memory problems, sleep problems, weight gain, reduced sexual desire, pain during sex and erectile dysfunction. This is achieved by replacing your lost hormones with substitutes that are indistinguishable from the real thing.

Benefits of BHRT

BHRT is a natural alternative to traditional hormone replacement therapy, especially for women entering menopause. Because most symptoms of menopause are due to declining hormone levels, BHRT can help with symptom relief, including:

  • Fewer hot flashes and night sweats
  • Reduced anxiety and depression symptoms
  • More energy and better sleep
  • Increased focus and well-being
  • Weight loss and improved muscle tone
  • Higher sex drive and stamina

Some patients may also notice improved hair growth and increased bone mineral density. Both women and men can benefit from this treatment since there are different formulations of BHRT, and the treatments are tailored to meet individual needs.

How Is BHRT Administered?

At Broward ENT & Aesthetics in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, we provide BHRT using the subcutaneous pellet approach. BHRT pellets are rice-sized pellets implanted into fatty tissue right underneath your skin, usually in the hip area.

This in-office procedure is quick, painless and found to be superior to oral or topical BHRT. To administer the single pellet, your provider creates a small incision and inserts the pellet using a special insertion tool. The pellet then gradually releases consistent amounts of natural hormones for three to six months. Many patients notice symptom relief within the first few days after starting BHRT.

BHRT using pellets is considered superior to other approaches because it bypasses the liver, thus minimizing the risk of clots. It also delivers a consistent dose of hormones, which isn’t possible with tablets and topicals.

Is BHRT Right for Me?

If menopause or other age-related hormonal changes have been interfering with your ability to function and your well-being, you may want to consider BHRT. Our team at Broward ENT & Aesthetics will check your medical history and perform the necessary testing to see if BHRT can benefit you. Contact our office in Fort Lauderdale today or call at -954-533-9822 to request a consultation.