As we age we lose vital hormones that regulate our metabolism, impact our immune system, change our behavior, and influence our energy level. These chemical messengers are essential to our health and overall well-being. Our bodies physically and mentally start to decline once our hormones drop, causing depression, a low sex drive, poor concentration, weight gain, and much more.
At PrimeHealthMD, we offer a solution for patients in Atlanta, GA, Alpharetta, GA and Dunwoody, GA that provides the same benefits as naturally occurring hormones without the side effects of synthetics like Premarin and Provera called bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. This option may be right for you if you are experiencing any of the below symptoms.
Bioidentical hormones are derived from natural ingredients such as soy, yams, and other plants and are biologically identical to our own human hormones; therefore, allowing the body to accept them as if it created them. Our physicians design and individualize your BHRT treatment based on the results of hormone laboratory tests, medical history and a comprehensive evaluation of your symptoms.
The result of this type of hormone replacement therapy is feeling healthier, sexier, and younger. Men and women alike have found that they are invigorated and back to feeling like their best self after bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
If you are experiencing the signs and symptoms of hormone imbalance and would like to find out if bioidentical hormones could be right for you, contact the professionals at PrimeHealthMD to schedule an appointment.
A trained expert in bioidentical hormones will meet with you to discuss your symptoms and energy level. A simple blood test is performed, as well as a discussion of your medical history.
Our physicians customize your bioidentical hormone replacement therapy treatment and determine the dosage necessary based on your test results and evaluation. Together, you will discuss the most appropriate route of administration for you, including creams, injections, and pellets.
Creams can be shipped directly to your home from a compounding pharmacy. Injections may be administered in office on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis. Pellet insertion consists of an outpatient procedure performed at PrimeHealthMD lasting 30-45 minutes, where our practitioner inserts precise hormone dosages just underneath the skin. Afterwards, future evaluations are preformed to maintain your ultimate state of health.
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is the therapeutic use of plant-based hormones that are identical on a molecular level to those created by the human body.
Hormone pellets are often the preferred delivery method and have proven benefits over other formulations such as: creams, injections or pills. Pellets provide a sustained, consistent release of hormones over time. This is considered an advantage over other formulations because their hormone release may fluctuate and can be inconsistent.
Hormone pellet therapy is simple and easy! Pellets are inserted two to four times per year, with an average procedure taking less than 10 minutes. Best of all, you won’t have to worry about applying creams or taking pills daily, so compliance will not be an issue.
Other benefits of hormone pellet therapy include:
Certified PrimeHealthMD providers require extensive lab work while considering a patient’s candidacy for BHRT pellet therapy. We will discuss the results with you in detail, before moving forward with hormone pellet therapy.
During the in-office visit, which only takes a few minutes, patients are brought into the exam room, and the insertion site is numbed. The most common insertion site is the upper buttocks.
A small incision is made for pellet insertion and once the hormone pellet is inserted, the insertion site is covered with a small bandage. This method is completely safe, and most patients do not experience any pain.
Pellets last three to six months depending on gender, weight, absorption rates, and the amount of deficiency or surplus of hormones present within the patient at the time of insertion. Pellets are reinserted between two to four times per year to help keep hormones optimized and balanced.