For literally every woman, life is a non-stop onslaught of hormonal fluctuations starting with puberty and ending with menopause. Low levels of even just one hormone can lead to uncomfortable symptoms and may impair production of other hormones, resulting in a complex web of hormone imbalance. One way these hormone imbalances can really blast your health is during menopause. Have you ever heard an encouraging word about it? Mood mania. Memory loss. Weight gain. Vaginal dryness. Oh, and the two words that truly strike terror in our hormone-racked bodies: hot flashes. The most powerful word to describe menopause? “HELP!” Well, feel better, because help is out there in the form of bioidentical hormone pellet therapy. You just have to arm yourself with the facts. The most important being the difference between synthetic and bioidentical hormones.
SYNTHETIC HORMONES: A HARD PILL TO SWALLOW
“Synthetic” is just what it sounds like; fake, artificial, manufactured. Synthetic, or conventional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is based on the use of lab-formulated, patented hormones. Hormones unlike those naturally occurring in your body. Which means your body isn’t all too happy they’re there. Not only do synthetic hormones have to pass through your liver, but their artificiality can lead to a list of complications and risks. Synthetic hormones just aren’t the real thing.
BIOIDENTICAL HORMONES ARE EASY TO IDENTIFY WITH
Bioidentical hormones are what they sound like; identical. Scientifically, they are hormones derived from natural sources, and have an exact structural match to the hormones produced by your own body. This “bioidentical” structure allows these hormones to follow the same pathways and act on the same receptors as your natural hormones, making the risk of side effects minimal and the safety and efficacy of the treatment optimal. Safe, tested, effective…we like the sound of that.
WHY WOMEN ARE SO HOT ABOUT HORMONE PELLET THERAPY
Hormone Pellet Therapy? New? Novel? No way. Hormone replacement therapy by pellet implantation has been used with great success in the United States and Europe since 1938. You might not have heard of it, because your general practitioner probably isn’t versed or experienced in it. Pellets, which are smaller than a grain of rice, contain bioidentical hormones developed and custom-compounded according to exacting and strict standards as laid down by the FDA. They are uniformly tested for consistency and purity. It gets even better.
THE HORMONE NO-BRAINER
Using a painless office procedure that can take less than 15 minutes, these tiny pellets are inserted under the skin in the hip or stomach area. The pellets release small amounts of hormones directly into the bloodstream, hormones which are similar to those the ovaries produced during our younger adult years. As the pellets dissolve, the hormones are steadily absorbed into your system in way that most closely mimics your own body’s release of hormones, preventing the rollercoaster-like effects that patients can experience from other methods of delivery. No patches to change, no creams to rub in, no pills you hope you remember to take. Pellets usually last between 3-4 months in women anddo not need to be removed. They completely dissolve on their own.
MENOPAUSE IS A PAIN. TREATMENT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE.
You want to live your best life without hormone imbalances throwing it completely out of balance. You want to feel great, look great and do great things. The place to start, is at Thrive Health Solutions. If it has anything to do with hormones, the professionals at Thrive have the answers. The kind of answers you’ve probably been looking for, for a while. At Thrive, it’s all about you. A one-formula-fits-all synthetic hormone therapy protocol isn’t going to give you the individualized treatment you need. After a detailed consultation, Thrive’s hormone experts use the most advanced testing to analyze your hormone patterns. From there they are able to assess what is best to help you attain your goals, creating a comprehensive pellet therapy treatment plan they will closely monitor. Call Thrive for an appointment now. Like bioidentical hormones, they’re the natural choice.