Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy helps you resist some of the gender-specific signs of aging, like low testosterone in men or symptoms of menopause in women. At Glow Maven Health in Houston, Texas, Adaku Iwu, FNP-BC, provides hormone replacement therapy using bioidentical pellets, which release hormones steadily into your bloodstream. Learn more about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy by calling Glow Maven Health or scheduling an appointment online today.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a particular form of hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Your hormones are responsible for driving nearly all of your body’s processes, and even minor imbalances among certain hormones can lead to significant symptoms and difficulties.
Your provider implants a hormone pellet beneath your skin, usually in the upper buttock. You get a new implanted pellet around 3-4 times a year. Over time, each hormone pellet gradually releases hormones into your bloodstream.
Pellets are preferable over other hormone therapy options like injections, topicals, and pills because they release hormones consistently. You don’t experience the dips or fluctuations with pellets that you do with other options.
All of the hormones in hormone pellets are bioidentical and safe for use. This means they’re plant-based hormones identical in structure to the hormones your body naturally makes.
Both men and women can benefit from bioidentical hormone replacement pellets in different ways depending on their needs and the hormone they use:
Testosterone is the male sex hormone. If you have low testosterone, you might experience symptoms such as low libido, erectile dysfunction, depression, or loss of muscle mass. Testosterone replacement pellets can treat these symptoms.
Many women benefit from estrogen or progesterone replacement therapy. Replacing these hormones helps alleviate common menopause or perimenopause symptoms like hot flashes, mood changes, vaginal dryness, and memory problems.
Adaku monitors you closely with regular check-ins as you go through hormone therapy under her care. She makes sure you take the lowest possible dosage of hormones for the least amount of time it takes to get the desired results.
Most people experience a marked decline in their symptoms around 2-4 weeks* after they start using hormone pellets. Yet, the full effect can take up to six months* to become apparent. Each person responds to bioidentical hormone replacement therapy differently, and your provider makes sure the treatment can safely meet your needs.
Find out if you can benefit from bioidentical hormone replacement therapy by scheduling an appointment over the phone or online at Glow Maven Health today.
*Individual results may vary