Benefits of Pellet Therapy There are so many options available today for hormone replacement therapy. However, few of them have the extensive benefits and natural approach to pellet hormone therapy. Data shows the most efficient method, by way of absorption and availability, to deliver hormones in both men and women is by pellet implant. Pellet therapy is a perfect solution for those looking to address menopause and andropause symptoms, severe PMS, sleeping disorders, postpartum depression, and a myriad of other issues caused by hormonal imbalance. If you would like to talk about what pellet hormone therapy can do for you, call us today at New Vitality MD to schedule a consultation in our Kildeer, IL office. What are pellets? Pellets contain bioidentical hormones derived from plants. Bioidentical hormones are built exactly like those that are found in the human body. Many other hormone replacement therapies are not bioidentical and are made up of synthetics derived from animals, making them less natural. These pellets deliver consistent and healthy levels of hormones, for 3-5 months in women and 4-6 months in men. Pellets completely dissolve inside your body on their own and are re-implanted two to four times a year by the New Vitality MD staff, depending on how rapidly you metabolize the hormones. How does it work? Pellets are inserted just below the skin, or subcutaneously, near the hip. Since pellets are only slightly larger than a grain of rice the pellets cannot be felt by the patients once it’s inserted. The body absorbs these pellets over the course of several months, delivering a consistent dose of the hormones that your body (is) not producing enough of. Symptoms of hormone imbalance are felt when the body feels a decrease in one or several different hormones. By delivering a steady stream of these hormones, your symptoms are relieved. Pellets avoid the fluctuations of hormone levels seen with other methods of delivery, providing more consistent hormone levels over a longer period. What can I expect? After the procedure, patients are encouraged to avoid strenuous physical activity and submersion in water for a few days, but can otherwise resume their normal activities. You may notice that you have more energy and a better mood within a few days to a week. You may even see improved complexion and hair texture in addition to the relief of the particular symptoms you are currently experiencing. Why pellet hormone therapy? Unlike conventional or synthetic hormone replacement therapy, pellets do not increase the risk of blood clots. Pellets do not carry the same risk of breast cancer as do high doses of oral estrogens. Testosterone, delivered by pellet implantation, has been shown to decrease breast proliferation and lower the risk of breast cancer, even in patients on conventional hormone replacement therapy. When compared to other types of hormone replacement therapy, studies have indicated pellets to be superior for relief of symptoms of menopause and andropause, bone density maintenance, sleep regulation, and improvement in libido, sex drive, sexual performance, and sexual response. Plus, there is no need to remember to take a pill or shot! New Vitality MD is thrilled to offer pellet therapy to its clients as a natural and effective form of hormone replacement. If you would like to visit our office in Kildeer to discuss whether you are a candidate for pellet hormone therapy, contact us today or schedule a Free consultation.