Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
Hormones are essential to good health. As a woman ages, hormone deficiencies can lead to high blood pressure, calcium loss, inability to lose weight, and diminished sex drive. Dr. Lingenfelter is a certified SottoPelle Physician and can now provide a solution through Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Pellets.
Hormone Replacement Therapy Pellets can be implanted in the body to replicate the function of ovaries. The body receives low doses of hormones that it needs to maintain healthy organ function and youth. Contact us now to find out if you need hormone replacement therapy.
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Q & A
Bioidentical hormone replacement pellets are inserted under the skin into the fat, usually in the hip area. It’s an easy process that is done using local anesthetic in our office. The pellet is approximately the size of a grain of rice.
Once in place, they work through time-release to ensure that the right dosage is given. The pellet is slowly absorbed and usually lasts up to six months.
Hormones are chemicals that affect functions in the human body. When an imbalance is present, a person may experience feelings of depression, fatigue, low sex drive, irritability, mood swings, difficulty focusing, and memory loss. If you notice any combination of these symptoms, you should talk to a doctor for an evaluation.
A sudden spike in hormones can cause problems. That’s why hormone pellets work gradually. Minimum dosages are usually used to safely find what works best for the patient. Most patients report changes in symptoms within two to three weeks after administering the pellet. The effects usually increase in strength over time.
Dr. Lingenfelter can discuss your situation and advise you on the best dosage and schedule for you.
Bioidentical pellet therapy is not a new concept. It was developed during the 1930s in Europe. Renowned Canadian endocrinologist Dr. Robert B. Greenblatt brought it to the United States in 1939. Decades later, doctors still use it as an effective way to restore hormonal imbalances.