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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy: How It Works

Pro-Pell Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy at Nova Vita Wellness Centers, also known as BHRT, is a revolutionary method for replenishing hormones in men and women with minimal side effects and less frequent medical office visits.

Our body begins to produce less hormones starting around the age of 30. Hormones are nothing more than messenger molecules. They transmit a message from one part of the body to the cells of another, stimulating those cells to act in a specific way.

As the years go by, we have less of these special messengers within our body. This means that the signals hormones transmit become less effective. This end result is crucial biological processes do not function at an optimal level.

Usually, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for men (testosterone), and hormone replacement therapy for women (estrogen), is administered through a synthetic, prescription medication taken weekly and sometimes daily.

Traditional forms of hormone replacement therapy:

  • Skin patches
  • Gels
  • Mouth patches
  • Intramuscular injections
  • Tablets

Aside from the frequency of use and constant checkups with a healthcare provider, these traditional HRT methods carry a range of potential side effects, including:

  • Breast swelling
  • Blood clotting
  • Heart attacks
  • Strokes
  • Heart disease
  • Gallbladder stones
  • Acne

It is the rapid fluctuation of hormones in a person’s body that causes many of the unwanted side effects and symptoms.

Pro-Pell Therapy does not have the same risk of side effects like conventional or synthetic hormone replacement therapy. Pro-Pell Therapy uses plant-based—providing a natural method for promoting the balance of hormones in men and women through a slow release.

The pellets deliver consistent hormone levels over a time period of three to six months. This means only two to four medical office visits per year!

Pro-Pell BHRT: How It Is Done

  1. Prospective patients will have an in-person consultation with one of our healthcare providers
  2. If candidacy is confirmed, a laboratory will provide a report based on a blood panel to identify precise hormone levels for targeted therapy
  3. Within two weeks, customized, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy pellets are compounded in an accredited pharmacy and delivered to Nova Vita Wellness Centers
  4. The insertion of pellets is a simple, relatively painless procedure done under local anesthesia. The pellets are usually inserted in the subcutaneous tissue layer in the hip region through a small incision which is closed with a small bandage.
  5. The procedure typically takes 10–15 minutes and most people are able to go about their day as usual immediately following their appointment.

Goals of Pro-Pell BHRT:

  • Alleviate the symptoms caused by the natural decrease in production of hormones by the body
  • Provide the protective benefits which were originally provided by naturally occurring hormones
  • Re-establish a hormonal balance

Importance of Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women

In the female body, one of the most prominent components is a hormone known as estrogen. However, as women age, especially after their reproductive years, they often struggle to maintain the right estrogen balance.

Today, women are living longer than ever, often almost 40 years past their reproductive years. Yet, living longer has put women at risk for illnesses such as heart disease and osteoporosis. Half of American women are at risk of a fracture from osteoporosis, and one in three develop heart disease—the most common cause of death in women across the globe.

A decline in estrogen levels are risk factors for both conditions.

Estrogen decline is such a serious issue because estrogen is the most powerful hormone in a woman’s body. This hormone has over 400 different functions, including:

  • Increasing metabolic rate
  • Decreasing blood pressure and plaque accumulation in the arteries
  • Regulating body temperature
  • Decreasing risk of cataracts, colon cancer, glaucoma and tooth loss
  • Helping maintain bone density
  • Enhancing magnesium uptake and utilization
  • Protecting against macular degeneration

Estrogen also decreases wrinkles, improves sleep, boosts your mood, helps with concentration, boosts your energy and helps you maintain your memory—just to name a few benefits.

Benefits of Estrogen Therapy:

Women who take natural bioidentical hormones often find they can regain some of the many perks of proper estrogen levels—with minimal side effects. When taking these types of hormones, many women experience a boost in energy levels, mood and libido.

According to the Journal of American Medical Association, post-menopausal women who take estrogen replacement therapy, also known as ERT, also experience increased brain function and better memory retrieval. Taking estrogen hormones can not only reverse some of the signs of post-menopausal aging but actually help improve overall health and function.

Importance of Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men:

Andropause (also known as the male menopause) is the gradual decline in testosterone levels in middle-aged men. These declining testosterone levels have numerous signs and symptoms, and may include among others:

  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Reduced libido
  • Osteoporosis
  • Heart disease
  • Irritability
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Reduced muscle mass
  • Reduced cognitive function

Benefits of Testosterone Therapy:

Many men with low testosterone levels who undergo testosterone treatment report improved sex drive, boosted mood, and increased energy levels. Testosterone also increases bone density, muscle mass, and insulin sensitivity in men.

Why BHRT is Superior to Other HRT Methods:

Every man and every woman is unique. That is why Nova Vita Wellness Centers works closely with compounding specialists at Pro-Pell to provide customized BHRT pellets in the best strength and dosage form to meet an individual’s specific needs and minimize the potential for side effects.

Each pellet is tailored to the individual patient based off of a blood panel and a comprehensive analysis by a healthcare professional.

When compared to conventional hormone replacement therapy, studies show that bioidentical hormone replacement therapy pellets are superior for relief of menopausal symptoms, maintenance of bone density, restoration of sleep patterns, improved sex drive, libido, sexual response and performance.

Even patients who have failed other types of hormone therapy have a high success rate with Pro-Pell pellets. In addition, there is no other method of hormone delivery that is as convenient for the patient as pellets.

Overview:

If you are feeling fatigued, experiencing headaches, dealing with mood swings and symptoms of depression, having trouble sleeping, weight gain, or many of the other symptoms that come from hormonal imbalances, Pro-Pell BHRT may be the solution you have been looking for.

Give us a call for more information or schedule a consultation online today to speak with one of our healthcare providers and discover if bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is right for you!