Bio Identical Hormone Replacement
The Ultimate Hormone Tune-up
Are you tired, irritable, depressed, not sleeping well, having hot flashes, night sweats, or a decreased sex drive?
If you answered yes to any of the above, you may be suffering from a hormonal imbalance, which can affect women of all ages, not just those in menopause. By now you’ve probably heard of “natural” or bio-identical hormones, but perhaps don’t know exactly what the term means. Bio-identical hormones are biologically identical to those that your body produces naturally.
Dr. Bartels and Dr. Webb are experts in hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and specialize in treating patients with bio-identical hormones. A preferred method for administering these hormones is in the form of small pellets, the size of a grain of rice grains. These tiny pellets are gently placed painlessly under the skin. This method allows for safer “transdermal” delivery, which has been repeatedly shown in clinical studies to have fewer adverse side effects when compared to oral administration. Patients often prefer this method of natural HRT as it can lasts for 3-5 month or more, and dosing can be tailored to individual patients needs.
Our experience with hormone pellet therapy has demonstrated faster, better, and more complete relief of symptoms when compared to traditional oral hormone replacement therapy. Pellets have a very high patient satisfaction rating. In fact over 95% of our hormone pellet patients continue with this form of therapy due to the better quality of life and improved sense of well being they enjoy.
We invite you to come in and discuss natural bio-identical hormones, an option that is “all the rage” in women’s health, and the topic of many day time news and talk show programs.
For more information on this topic please contact us.
Bioidentical vs. Synthetic Hormones
Since drug companies cannot patent a naturally-occurring substance, the synthetic hormones used in traditional hormone replacement therapy are purposely made to be slightly different than the body’s own hormones. These hormones might include estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. The benefits of bioidentical hormones over synthetic hormones include:
- Fewer side effects. Since there are no added ingredients, and because the body can metabolize the bioidentical hormones in the same way it metabolizes the body’s own hormones, unpleasant side effects may be minimized.
- Individualized Approach. Bioidentical hormones, on the other hand, can be compounded according to each woman’s hormone profile, as determined by her physician, so that the lowest effective dose can be utilized.