You can’t stop it, but you can take steps to stop it from turning your life upside down. We’re talking about menopause. It’s a normal part of every woman’s life, but the hormonal changes that occur with menopause affect your physical, psychological, and emotional well-being.
But with advances in research and treatments, you no longer have to suffer through the symptoms of menopause.
At Female Health Associates of North Texas in Fort Worth, Texas, our board-certified UROGYN Dr. Jeffrey M. Hantes takes an individualized approach to care. Every woman’s menopause experience is unique, and no single treatment works for all. That’s why we use hormone pellet therapy.
Here, we explain all about hormone pellet therapy and how it helps alleviate menopause symptoms.
Hormones are behind menopause and the symptoms that come with it. Menopause occurs when you have gone one full year without your period. When you stop menstruating, the production of estrogen and progesterone declines significantly.
Estrogen and progesterone are the female sex hormones that control the menstrual cycle and manage the health of your reproductive organs. Estrogen also regulates bone health, mood, and cholesterol levels.
However, hormone levels start to fluctuate months or years before you reach menopause — a transitional phase called perimenopause. These hormonal changes cause many of the symptoms women associate with menopause like hot flashes, night sweats, low libido, vaginal dryness, and mood changes.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is the treatment for perimenopause and menopause symptoms. Traditional HRT contains synthetic hormones that might include estrogen or estrogen with progestin given as a pill taken daily, a patch, or vaginal cream or gel.
Hormone pellet therapy uses bioidentical hormones, which are plant-based hormones modified to match the structure and function of your sex hormones.
We customize your HRT to match your unique hormonal needs when using bioidentical hormones for hormone pellet therapy. Your pellets may include varying amounts of estrogen, progesterone, and/or testosterone (male sex hormone).
And, instead of something you need to take or apply daily, we place the pellet under your skin, so you get a steady and consistent dose of hormones in the amount your body needs.
Hormone pellet therapy helps menopause by relieving your symptoms. Though it takes some time for your hormone levels to balance out, you can expect to feel more like your pre-menopausal self within a month or so after we place the pellet.
Hormone pellet therapy may improve your mood, energy, and libido, stop hot flashes and night sweats and ease vaginal dryness.
When it comes to health, wellness, hormones, and menopause, no two women are alike. With hormone pellet therapy, we customize your treatment, so you get the best relief with fewer side effects.
Don’t let your menopause symptoms take over your life. Call our office or book an appointment online to schedule your hormone replacement therapy consultation.