What to Expect When Undergoing Bioidentical Hormone Replacement

Bioidentical hormone replacement is a type of hormone therapy that addresses a range of common physical conditions. Here's what those undergoing the therapy can expect.

What Is Hormone Replacement? 
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Hormone replacement is a type of minimally invasive physical therapy. Through a variety of methods, hormones are administered to combat physical conditions where they may be depleted. According to Harvard Health, hormone therapy is considered to be the most effective treatment to address the symptoms of menopause and perimenopause. However, hormone therapy can also address a number of other conditions, including adrenal fatigue, allergies, asthma, diabetes, kidney stones, thyroid disease, mood disorders, and even weight gain.

What Are Bioidentical Hormones?


Bioidentical hormones, much as their title suggests, are hormones that are identical biologically to the ones naturally produced by one's body. Non-bioidentical hormones may be synthetic or plant-based hormones that are similar but not identical to human hormones.

What Are the Steps of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement?


The first step of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement is a consultation with a trusted provider. This will often involve comprehensive bloodwork to determine the proper hormone dosing to use. Then, hormone pellets that are smaller than a grain of rice are inserted into the tissue beneath the skin in a simple office procedure, somewhat like that of a dermal filler. These pellets will release a continuous flow of bioidentical hormones into one's bloodstream for three to six months, depending on the treatment plan.

Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement


Some patients experience "emotional roller coasters" from traditional hormone treatment, as hormones are administered in installments. However, as bioidentical hormone pellets are released continuously into the bloodstream, they are recognized as native hormones by the body, greatly reducing any adverse side effects. Because the pellets are not made with fillers or other synthetic ingredients, they simply dissolve by the time the treatment has completed.

What Happens After Bioidentical Hormone Replacement?


Once the pellet has dissolved and the treatment is completed, many patients report higher levels of energy, better mental clarity, more ease in losing weight, and a reduction of the uncomfortable or painful symptoms generally associated with the condition being treated. In order to sustain these outcomes, most patients will simply need a pellet re-inserted every three to six months.

Clinical studies over the past decade have proven the superiority of bioidentical hormone pellet therapy. Refresh Wellness' pellets outperform oral, patch, and cream prescriptions and have fewer side effects. For more information about our bioidentical hormone replacement or our other health and wellness procedures, call Refresh Wellness at 215-968-3057 today!

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