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If you're a woman between 40 and 50 years, you're likely experiencing perimenopause, the transition phase before menopause begins.

Some women go through this phase without any noticeable symptoms at all, while most may experience a string of uncomfortable symptoms that can last up to eight years – all due to the natural decline of reproductive hormones.

Symptoms of declining estrogen and progesterone can include hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, sleep disturbances, mood changes, and irregular periods. Some women may also experience weight gain, fatigue, and decreased sex drive. 

Many women don’t realize that there are natural options available to help them restore optimal hormone levels, including lifestyle changes and bioidentical hormone pellet therapy for women.

This type of therapy can help naturally restore optimal hormone levels, leading to improved physical and mental health. Let's dive into more detail how pellet therapy for women works, who should get it, potential side effects, and why partnering with Infinite Wellness MD is such a smart move.

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Testing For Hormone Imbalances

Before diving into bioidentical hormone pellet therapy for women, it's important to evaluate your current hormone levels to determine the best personalized treatment approach – ideally through lifestyle changes that support natural hormone balance.

The most common lab tests for estrogen and progesterone are blood tests, but depending on your unique situation, urine and saliva tests are frequently used as well.

In addition, we might also test for other hormones such as DHEA, testosterone, cortisol or thyroid hormones to get a more complete picture of your current hormone health. It's important to note that these tests are usually done on specific days of the menstrual cycle and should be done under the guidance of a healthcare provider.

Given our team's expertise in treating hormone imbalances, the best first step is to schedule a free discovery call to discuss your situation and help you get tested. We will help you understand what’s going on and come up with a comprehensive plan. Part of that plan might involve bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), possibly including hormone pellet therapy for women.

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Why Should Women Consider BHRT?

BHRT is a treatment approach that uses bioidentical forms of progesterone and estrogen (identical in molecular structure to the hormones produced by your ovaries) to optimize hormone levels so you can reclaim your vitality, energy levels and sex drive.

Because your body can't tell whether the hormones came from your ovaries or the pharmacy, BHRT is arguably safer than synthetic progesterone and estrogen medications merely mimicking the function of these hormones. 

In addition, there are many studies over the last 30 years that have shown BHRT as a safe and effective strategy for treating hormone imbalances – provided that appropriate hormone testing is used to individualize your dose to your specific needs.

Women who have used BHRT have experienced the following benefits:

  • Increase in energy & resilience
  • Stabilization of mood & improved sleep
  • Boost in sexual drive & libido
  • Increase in body tone & lean muscle (making weight management easier)
  • Reduction in body fat
  • Decrease in anxiety
  • Maintains higher bone density (which can help prevent osteoporosis later in life)
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How Does Pellet Therapy Work?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy comes in many different dosing vehicles such as capsules, creams, patches and pellets.

Capsules deliver hormones orally through the gastrointestinal tract, whereas creams, patches and pellets work transdermally with hormones getting absorbed through the skin and bypassing the GI tract.

Pellet therapy uses very small pellets (smaller than a grain of rice) that are inserted under the skin, typically in the upper hip, where they slowly release hormones into the body over a few months.

The hormones used in this type of treatment are identical to those naturally produced by the body, hence the term “bioidentical.”

Because bioidentical hormones mimic natural hormones, these pellets can be used to provide long-term relief from symptoms associated with hormonal imbalances but must be replenished or inserted every 3 to 6 months depending on how fast or slow your body metabolizes it. If further treatment is needed, another pellet can be placed right next to it without any problems.

Because your hormones fluctuate during perimenopause, your BHRT program needs to be monitored. At Infinite Wellness MD, we'll work with you on a personalized hormone therapy program and adjust your treatment as your hormone levels change.

Should You Go On BHRT During Menopause?

If you're approaching menopause, it's important to know that the symptoms you're experiencing are both common and avoidable.

As your ovaries start making less estrogen and progesterone, they can throw off the natural balance of hormones in your body, causing symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, mood swings, and difficulty sleeping. 

BHRT (bioidentical hormone replacement therapy) is a safe way to replace those hormones and restore balance to your body. Every woman's experience of menopause is different—some women may have few or no symptoms; others may find menopause to be extremely challenging. But if you find that your symptoms are hard to manage or persist post-menopause, schedule a free discovery call to see if BHRT may be right for you.

BHRT has been shown to effectively counterbalance many of these unpleasant symptoms, allowing women to lead normal lives without having to suffer from discomfort and pain. In most cases, BHRT is also recommended for women who begin menopause early—this includes women who start their final period before age 40 or whose periods stop before age 45. 

Is Hormone Pellet Therapy Safe?

So, you've decided to try hormone pellet therapy. You may have heard some controversy about it — is it safe? What are the risks?

The most significant danger is with estrogen-only treatments, which put women at a higher risk of breast cancer and other conditions. We administer a combination of estrogen and progesterone that reduces that risk. Testosterone treatment lowers these risks even further, as no estrogen is delivered to the body.

Whichever treatment you choose, regular checkups are advised so that we can closely monitor your hormone levels to ensure they are appropriately balanced.

At Infinite Wellness MD, we specialize in hormone replacement therapy for men and women – so book a free discovery call to discuss your needs and explore hormone testing.

Choosing A BHRT Provider

When considering hormone replacement, it's important to work with a licensed health practitioner with expertise in hormone issues.

When working with clients, our team provides the right guidance for their unique situation. We also examine lifestyle factors that could be unnecessarily draining your natural hormones and provide guidance on natural ways to boost your resilience and longevity.

Bioidentical hormone pellet therapy offers many benefits including consistent delivery and potentially fewer side effects compared to other dosing forms. If you think that this type of treatment might be right for you , then consider signing up for a free consultation so we can answer any questions you may have.

Take The First Step To Better Hormone Balance

Looking to restore hormone balance & vibrant health, but aren't sure about your options? Book a free phone call to get the clarity & confidence you need!

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