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Hormones influence every cell and function in the human body. They regulate our metabolism, sexual function, growth, tissue function, and mood among other things. These hormones can easily become imbalanced or even lost due to aging, childbearing, hormones in the foods we eat, stress and other environmental factors. Hormone imbalances can occur at any age and are becoming more prevalent among younger generations. Fortunately these imbalances are fairly easy to correct through Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, or BHRT.
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy uses natural hormones to correct the hormonal imbalance. These natural bio-identical plant derived hormones, such as wild yam root, have been prescribed by European physicians for well over 50 years. The molecular makeup of the replacement hormone is biologically engineered to match the patient’s own naturally produced hormones at the precise level that they need. Because Bio-identical hormones are chemically identical to natural human hormones they are almost entirely free of side effects unlike synthetic hormones.
Estrogen and progesterone balance is crucial to a woman feeling healthy and like herself. Imbalances in these two important hormones can lead to symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings, night sweats, lack of energy, low sex drive and weight gain. The typical imbalance is that estrogen is too high and progesterone is too low. Along with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, a healthy gut flora with Omega 3’s will assist estrogen release from the colon, instead of being reabsorbed and stored in the liver.
In men, testosterone begins to decline after the age of 20. By the time a man is 40 he has about half of the testosterone that he did in his 20’s. Symptoms from this decline in testosterone can include a decreased sex drive, loss of energy, irritability, muscle loss or weakness, increased body fat, erectile dysfunction, and memory loss. These symptoms can easily be alleviated by bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.
With the assistance of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy we are finding that the nutritional value in the body is testing stronger. The body is no longer as stressed and needs less outside support than before treatment. So if you are ready to feel healthier and younger take the next step and experience what bio-identical hormone replacement therapy can do for you.
What is Sermorelin?
Sermorelin is a form of growth hormone releasing factor (GRF) that contains only the first 29 amino acids. The GRF that is produced by neurosecretory neurons in the brain contains 44 amino acids. In the 1970′s, Nobel Laureates, R. Guilleman and A. Shalley found that only the first 29 amino acids are responsible for stimulating pituitary production and secretion of hGH. Therefore, the chemical name for Sermorelin is GRH 1-29 NH 2. Sermorelin is a prescription drug, compounded by U.S. pharmacies pursuant to a physician's prescription
and patient self-injected subcutaneously. It stimulates the pituitary gland to naturally produce increased amounts of growth hormone. Sermorelin is a truncated analog of a growth hormone releasing factor (GRF 1-44) that is naturally produced by the brain to stimulate pituitary production of HGH. The increased volume of HGH produced by the pituitary gland causes an increase in the production of Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1) by the liver and results in the benefits of treatment provided to the adult patient.
What is a Pellet?
A pellet is a small rice-sized dose of hormones. Estrogen, Progesterone and Testosterone are all available in pellet form. Each patient is different and may or may not require all three hormones.
How do you determine the dosage a patient needs?
Just like all hormone therapy, pellet dosage is determined by blood labs that are drawn before a pellet appointment. The dosage is then customized for the patient.
How do you administer a pellet?
Pellet are "implanted" and are often referred to as hormone implants. The doctor makes a tiny incision in the hip area of the patient and uses a special tool called a trochar to place the pellets in the incision in a sterile manner.
How long do pellets last?
For women, pellets typically last about 3 months. For men, pellets typically last about 6 months.
What are the advantages of pellet therapy?
The main advantage of pellets is their time-released nature. The patient does not have to remember to take their hormones daily, they are automatically released and absorbed over months. If the patient travels alot or just has an extremely busy schedule, this hands-off approach can be beneficial.
This can also be the most cost-effective method for some patients. Paying one cost for hormone therapy every few months can cost less than some prescriptions. Each patient is different and pellet therapy may not be right for everyone.