BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONE PELLET THERAPY
HORMONES FOR WOMEN
Making a Difference in Women’s Lives.
“Let us Improve the Quality of your life and help you feel whole again.”
Are you Asking yourself these questions?
- Why do I have these mood swings?
- Why don’t I have any energy?
- Why can’t I sleep through the night?
- Is it hot in here, or is it me?
- Can someone help me get rid of these menstrual migraines?
- Why can’t I concentrate?
- Where did my sex drive go?
Today patients are more educated about HRT than ever. They want to learn about alternatives to traditional therapies. Biologically equivalent pellets (BHRT Pellet therapy) are helping women and men get their lives back.
About Hormone Replacement Therapy
Today women are more educated about HRT than ever, and they want to learn about alternatives. Bio-Equivalent pellets are helping women (and men) get their lives back. These pellets are made by compounding pharmacists and are derived from plants. Not only are we able to adjust estradiol (estrogen), we can administer testosterone as well, which plays a vital role in our lives. Testosterone levels begin to decline in our mid-twenties; by the time a woman is menopausal, she has lost a significant amount of this critical hormone. So often in practice, we hear women complain of feeling tired, depressed and having no libido. Indeed, these issues can be multifactorial, but we have found when a women’s testosterone levels are brought back to normal it gives her the confidence and desire to live her life again.
There are the 3 Bio-Equivalent estrogens:
- Estrone (E-1)
- Estradiol (E-2)
- Estriol (E-3)
These three chemicals make up human estrogen. The estrogen that has the most volume in the body is estriol (60-80% of circulating estrogens), followed by estradiol and estrone (10-20% each). Estriol is thought to be the weakest acting hormone, but provides a natural hormonal balance in the body, whereas estradiol and estrone are believed to be the stronger estrogens. The female body produces large amounts of estriol during pregnancy and has protective properties against such things as estrogen-related cancers. Estradiol is the estrogen that can relieve vaso-motor symptoms the best. Estrone is the primary estrogen found in post-menopausal women. It stores itself in the body fat and has more know cancer properties.
What are the functions of estrogens?
- Promote proliferation and growth of specific cells in the body.
- Responsible for the development of most secondary sexual characteristics of the female.
- Responsible for healthy growth and development of female sex organs.
- Provide maintenance of anti-aging mechanisms.
- Protect against bone loss (but does not assist in the formation of new bone), heart disease, and other aging dilemmas.
What can Bio-Equivalent estrogens be used for?
- Symptoms of peri-menopause and menopause.
- Natural and surgical menopause.
- Primary ovarian failure.
- Osteoporosis PMS
What is Progesterone?
- Oldest known sex hormone.
- Present in every human regardless of age.
- The ovaries and adrenal gland produce it.
- They are secreted by corpus luteum.
- Has receptors in nearly every cell in the body.
- Acts on uterus, kidneys, brain, smooth muscle, breasts, bones, and cellular membranes.
- It is metabolized to other active hormones.
What are some of the functions and roles of progesterone in the body?
- Counteracts estrogen’s tendency to induce excess growth in the endometrial lining of the uterus.
- Builds new bone tissue, leading to increased bone mass and density.
- Necessary for maintenance of pregnancy.
- Progesterone helps in decreasing uterine contractions.
- Prepares and maintains uterine lining for implantation of the fertilized egg
- Progesterone helps in preparing breasts for lactation.
- Assists in raising HDL-cholesterol levels (if combined with estrogen therapy) and ultimately reduces the risk of heart disease.
- Synthetic progesterone (progestin) has an overall negative effect on HDL-cholesterol levels causing vasoconstriction.
What is the difference between “progestin” and “progesterone?”
The main difference is in the derivative. Progestins are synthetic (i.e., human-made) molecules developed to act like natural progesterone. Natural progesterone is a molecule that is plant derived and is Bio-Equivalent to the hormone produced in our bodies.
Whereas progesterone may cause some mild to moderate drowsiness, progestin’s can cause:
- breast tenderness
- vision changes
- migraine headaches
- decreased glucose tolerance
- gastric regurgitation