What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) uses hormones designed to match hormones of an individual patient, and replace those that are not being produced in sufficient quantities by the body. Most often used to combat the symptoms of menopause, BHRT can also be used to address other concerns in both men and women. Bioidentical hormones are chemically identical to the hormones produced by a specific patient, helping the body to process them better.
The use of bioidentical hormones in hormone replacement therapy reduces some of the risks once associated with the treatment, as the buildup of non-identical chemicals doesn’t occur. Dr. Jehangir uses an innovative hormone pellet system to help her patients who are suffering from menopausal symptoms.
What are pellets?
Pellets are a hormone replacement therapy system that provides a slow and steady release of hormones — both estrogen and testosterone — manufactured to exactly match the hormones of an individual patient. Pellet hormone replacement therapy is only available with the prescription and supervision from a physician or nurse practitioner.
Hormone pellets are small — about the size of a large grain of rice — and are inserted under the skin, usually in the upper buttock. The placement of the pellet is a quick outpatient procedure. In most cases, the pellet is inserted in less than 10 minutes. After placement, the pellet slowly dissolves and the hormones are metabolized by the body just like naturally produced hormones.
What are the benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?
Many of the uncomfortable symptoms of menopause (e.g., hot flashes, night sweats, moodiness, irritability, vaginal dryness, reduced libido and vaginal atrophy) are due to the reduced production of hormones that accompanies the cessation of the production and release of a fertile ovum. BHRT helps return the body to a state of hormonal balance.
Hormones are essential to the functionality of the body and control many important functions, such as metabolism, energy levels, hair growth, and libido. During menopause, a woman’s hormones become unbalanced and they experience symptoms that interrupt their normal daily lives or make them uncomfortable. BHRT restores balance to the body, helping the patient to become stable and get back to normal activities while maintaining health and well-being.
Start feeling like yourself again with hormone replacement therapy in Austin
There’s no need to suffer and feel all out of sorts; there are options available to you at Lotus, where we help women achieve control over their bodies. Get your groove back by contacting Lotus at (512) 716-0971 or use the form below to connect with us regarding bioidentical hormone therapy today.