Hormone Replacement Therapy
(BHRT) Pellet Therapy
Bio-identical hormones are natural hormones used in hormone replacement therapy instead of those chemically manufactured, which are known to have dangerous side effects. BHRT uses only natural ingredients extracted from plant chemicals such as yam and soy. These hormones are the same as the hormones produced by the body, are easily accepted and metabolized, and do not present any harmful side effects.1
Synthetic hormones are treated by the body as foreign agents as they in no way resemble the hormones made in the body. They simply mimic the body hormones and are not readily processed by the liver, sometimes leading to estrogen or testosterone dominance. This may result in toxins building up in the system, giving rise to side effects associated with synthetic hormones.2
Big Pharma cannot patent anything made from natural plant chemicals, but thanks to greater knowledge from research results, doctors nevertheless have more and more patients who want to be treated with BHRT.
Both men and women can benefit from the treatment of bio-identical hormone therapy, and the most effective way to deliver the correct BHRT dosage is by means of pellet therapy.3
What is pellet therapy?
Pellet therapy is a method of delivering natural, bio-identical hormones in the correct doses to the body. Tiny pellets containing either testosterone or estrogen, are implanted just under the skin and consistently release therapeutic doses of hormones providing ideal therapy for a hormonal imbalance.4
This hormone delivery avoids fluctuations of hormone levels such as that by methods such as pills, injections, or patches might do. Pellet delivery of bio-identical hormones cannot overdose and do not increase the risk of blood clots as conventional hormones may do.5
Research has shown that many patients have found that BHRT with pellet implants are extremely effective. The pellets last 3 to 5 months in women, and 4 to 6 months in men.6
The pellets are inserted mostly in the lower abdomen wall, or the upper buttocks, and is done under a local anaesthetic.7
Bio-identical hormone pellet therapy for women
Estrogen is a woman’s most important hormone, and studies have shown that without hormone replacement therapy (HRT) the loss of estrogen puts you at risk for a variety of ailments such as osteoporosis, heart disease, colon cancer, and diabetes, among others. Other disturbing menopausal symptoms like mood swings, anxiety, and hot flashes also often come to the fore.8
Many women opt for HRT to get relief from the symptoms of unbalanced hormones, which for some women is more painful than it is for others.
Women are entitled to feel better and stay young and healthy for as long as possible. The longer a woman is lacking estrogen, the longer she will be at the mercy of serious health consequences and unpleasant symptoms.
However, the problem is that resorting to the use of synthetic hormones to replace natural hormone loss, may put them at risk for dangerous side effects linked chemical hormones.
Bio-identical hormones delivered by pellet therapy has been scientifically proven to be a safer option for HRT, without the likelihood of potentially harmful side effects.9, 10
Bio-identical testosterone pellet therapy
Although women also need a small amount of testosterone to balance estrogen levels and counter some menopausal symptoms, it is men who suffer the most if testosterone levels are too low.
Testosterone levels begin to decline naturally in men from the middle 30’s and should be tested regularly from the age of 50 if they begin to show signs of a testosterone deficiency. Classic signs include muscle loss, unusual fatigue, depression, mental decline, and erectile dysfunction.
There are other chronic illnesses like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and heart disease which are also associated with low levels of testosterone.11
Testosterone for men, delivered by pellet implant, has been shown to increase muscle strength, bone density, mental alertness – and decrease unhealthy fat mass. The correct levels of testosterone have also helped many men overcome problems of low libido and erectile dysfunction.12
Because the testosterone is totally natural and exactly the same as that made in the body, pellet therapy is ideal for men who do not want any possible side effects from a synthetic hormone. It is the only testosterone delivery method that keeps testosterone levels consistent on a daily basis for up to 6 months, without a yo-yo effect of the blood levels.
Accurate dosing is the key to BHRT success
Every patient is unique and the strength of the dosage needs to be shaped to fit the needs of the individual. Your hormone levels can only be established by blood tests, and the dosage can then be prescribed for your body’s needs.
Pellets deliver bio-identical hormones directly into the bloodstream on a continuous basis for up to 6 months and is effective for both estrogen and testosterone.
Further benefits from using BHRT and pellet therapy:
- You don’t have to apply creams, gels, or take a pill every day.
- Studies have confirmed this method and treatment to be the best for mental clarity and sexual function.
- Great for keeping bone density and muscle mass up to speed.
- Reduces stress and anxiety associated with concerns about possible side effects of synthetic hormones.
- Regulating hormones with BHRT gives you peace of mind about your health in general.
The main contrast between natural and synthetic hormones
The big difference between natural bio-identical hormones and synthetically manufactured hormones is the fact that synthetic hormones are in no way similar to those made in the body.
While the synthetic hormones simply mimic the body’s hormones, bio-identical hormones are an exact molecular match for the hormones in the body and are less likely to have any dangerous side effects. In fact, when the correct dosage is achieved, there are unlikely to be any side effects at all.
BHRT is considered an optimum way to benefit from HRT treatment – naturally.
For more information on the many benefits of BHRT, visit us at www.renewmetoday.com to take the hormone health test and see how we can help you to successfully balance your hormones, and have a higher quality of life.
Women often experience depression and anxiety during times of hormonal fluctuations, especially puberty, menstrual cycles, perimenopause, and menopause. Clinical evidence from research indicates sex hormones such as estrogen and progesterone are heavily implicated in the development of depression and anxiety since these hormones have a significant
influence on a woman’s mood and mental health.1
Estrogen especially plays a key role in regulating the central nervous system. Not only does the loss of estrogen affect the functioning of the hypothalamus but also affects the cerebellum and hippocampus, two components of the brain primarily controlling mood, motor skills and cognition.
In fact, studies have shown that a woman’s brain is essentially an “estrogen target organ”. Estrogen’s presence in the CNS is clearly associated with the growth of axons and dendrites in the brain as well as neurotransmitter release (specifically, serotonin) and protection against dementia-like disorders. Alternately, progesterone acts to reduce serotonin levels and exerts a depressive effect when there is not enough estrogen in a woman’s body to counteract these depressive effects.2
During perimenopause and menopause, estrogen and progesterone production fluctuates as ovary functioning begins declining. When too little estrogen and too much progesterone starts flooding a woman’s body, the brain reacts by interfering with production and release of neurotransmitters involved in mood, cognition, memory and overall health. That’s why nearly all women experience the classic signs of menopause: anxiety, depression, hot flashes, moodiness, lack of energy and problems with focus and memory.3
Depression and Anxiety are Stressful Emotions
Depression, anxiety and other mood problems cause your body to react with stress to these mood changes. When cortisol (the primary stress hormone) remains elevated, your body is in constant fight-or-flight mode. Unless women stabilize estrogen and progesterone levels, they may suffer one or more of the following medical complications due to chronic stress:4
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Compromised immune system
- Weight gain due to cravings and decreased metabolism
- Premature onset of osteoporosis (estrogen is involved in keeping bones healthy while excess cortisol weakens bones)
- Insomnia/restless leg syndrome/nighttime waking
- Gastrointestinal disorders
Physicians typically prescribe an antidepressant for depression and anxiety. Antidepressants like Lexapro are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) meant to relieve generalized anxiety disorder, depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. While SSRIs helped millions of people cope with a variety of psychological problems, it also causes side effects such as nausea, dizziness, tiredness and increased appetite.5
People who take SSRIs for more than six months will also become “addicted” to them as the brain becomes accustomed to high levels of serotonin. “Discontinuation syndrome” is a problem for those who stop taking SSRIs. Symptoms such as “electric shock-like” sensations called “brain zaps” or “brain shivers” have been reported by those who stop taking SSRIs.6 Akathisia, an overwhelming feeling of inner agitation and restlessness, is another symptom of discontinuation syndrome that makes you want to constantly move, fidget or pace.7
Treat Menopausal Depression and Anxiety with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
If your depression and anxiety is related to perimenopausal or menopausal hormone fluctuations, treating your symptoms with SSRIs is simply masking the root of the problem–lack of estrogen and possibly too much progesterone in your body. Bioidentical Hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a natural way to give you just the right amount of hormones you need to avoid unpleasant symptoms that can significantly reduce your quality of life.
BHRT releases plant-based hormones into your body through the insertion of tiny pellets under your skin. These pellets are designed to deliver appropriate doses of hormones as needed by your body. Both women and men opting for BHRT consistently report dramatic improvements in their physical and mental health without the side effects caused by SSRIs or synthetic hormone replacement therapies. Bioidentical hormones are “pure” hormones that cannot be broken down into unnecessary byproducts via the liver and stomach.
To learn more about how BHRT can relieve depression and anxiety related to hormone dysregulation, call us today to schedule a consultation.