A decline in hormone levels is a normal part of the aging process for both men and women. Unfortunately, this reduction also causes symptoms that may disrupt your daily life. Dedicated to helping you feel your best, Midatlantic OBGYN in Centreville and Leesburg, Virginia, offers pellet hormone therapy for men and women to optimize hormone levels and alleviate symptoms. To schedule your pellet hormone therapy consultation, call the office or request an appointment online.
Pellet hormone therapy is a type of hormone replacement that uses bioidentical hormones to restore hormonal balance.
Bioidentical hormones are made from foods, such as yams or soy, and have the same chemical structure and function as the hormones in your body. When used for hormone replacement, bioidentical hormones function just like the hormones produced by your body.
With pellet hormone therapy, you get a customized blend of hormones that matches your specific needs. Your provider at Midatlantic OBGYN places the pellet under your skin, which provides a consistent dose of hormones to optimize levels and alleviate symptoms.
Midatlantic OBGYN determines if you’re a good candidate for pellet hormone therapy after a consultation. The practice provides pellet hormone therapy for women with low estrogen levels and men with low testosterone levels.
During your consultation, your Midatlantic OBGYN provider reviews your symptoms, medical history, and family history, and then conducts a physical exam.
To determine if you would benefit from the all-natural hormone replacement option, Midatlantic OBGYN first checks your hormone levels. If your hormone levels are low, your provider uses the information gathered from your diagnostic testing to develop your customized hormone pellet.
Placement of your hormone pellet is a simple in-office procedure. During your pellet placement, your provider first numbs the insertion site, usually the area above the buttocks. Then, your provider makes a small incision, inserts your customized hormone pellet, and covers the site with a bandage.
After placement of your hormone pellet, your Midatlantic OBGYN provider recommends you refrain from strenuous exercise and take showers instead of baths while the incision heals.
Everyone’s experience with hormone pellet therapy is different, but most people report an improvement in symptoms within four weeks of their pellet placement. It may take up to six months before you reach full hormonal optimization.
Midatlantic OBGYN schedules regular follow-up appointments to monitor your symptoms and hormone levels, and replace your pellets as needed.
To learn more about pellet hormone therapy and how it can help you, contact Midatlantic OBGYN by phone or book an appointment online today.