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Bioidentical Hormones

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is an alternative to traditional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) that uses hormones that are structurally identical to those produced by the human body. One form of BHRT is the use of bioidentical estrogen and testosterone pellets. This therapy is used to help alleviate symptoms of menopause and other conditions related to hormonal imbalances.

For women, the loss of estrogen and testosterone as they age can lead to a variety of symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings, low libido, vaginal dryness, and decreased energy levels. BHRT can help alleviate these symptoms and improve overall quality of life.

Bioidentical hormone pellets are small, rice-sized pellets made of plant-derived hormones that are customized to each patient’s unique hormone levels. They are inserted just under the skin in a quick, minimally invasive procedure and release a consistent, low dose of hormones over a period of three to six months.

One of the benefits of using pellets is that they provide a sustained and consistent release of hormones, avoiding the fluctuations that can occur with other forms of BHRT such as creams or pills. This consistent release of hormones can also lead to improved mood, increased energy levels, and a reduction in hot flashes.

In addition to providing symptom relief, bioidentical hormone pellet therapy has been shown to have other health benefits. For example, estrogen replacement has been linked to a reduced risk of osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease. Testosterone replacement in women has been linked to improved libido, energy levels, and mental clarity.

It’s important to note that while BHRT is considered a safe and effective treatment option for many women, it’s not right for everyone. Before starting therapy, it’s important to have a comprehensive evaluation and discuss the risks and benefits with a qualified healthcare provider.

Pellet therapy also requires maintenance and monitoring. Regular follow-up appointments are necessary to assess hormone levels and determine if any adjustments to the therapy are needed. It’s also important to discuss any changes in symptoms or health status with a healthcare provider, as well as any medications or supplements being taken.

In conclusion, bioidentical estrogen and testosterone pellet therapy can provide a safe and effective way for women to alleviate symptoms of hormonal imbalances and improve their overall quality of life. However, it’s important to have a thorough evaluation and discuss the risks and benefits with a qualified healthcare provider before starting therapy. Regular monitoring and maintenance appointments are also necessary for the best outcomes.



Complete Healthcare for Women - Obstetrics and Gynecology


Richard Lorenzo, D.O.

Kortney Jones ARNP

Dr. Lorenzo Richard Lorenzo, DO Dr. Lorenzo is also a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He provides gynecological and obstetric services, including prenatal care, pregnancy care, infertility, and gynecology. Dr. Lorenzo is proficient in advanced surgical techniques, including minimally-invasive procedures, as well as surgery for abnormal uterine bleeding, endometriosis, and hysterectomy. He has specialized training in high-risk obstetrics and minimally invasive surgical techniques, including minimally invasive hysterectomy.

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