Hormones are the messengers of our regulatory system that help stimulate our cells and organs into action. As we age, our hormones change and may become imbalanced. A hormone imbalance can cause several symptoms such as weight gain, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, depression, muscle weakness, changes in blood pressure and heart rate, and other symptoms.
In men, imbalanced hormones can lead to erectile dysfunction (ED), loss of muscle mass, difficulty concentrating, and breast tissue development. Brain fog, inability to sleep, low energy, and weight gain are also common in men with hormone imbalances. We understand it can be frustrating and affect everyday life.
Low mood, insomnia, weight gain, and anxiousness are also common in women who suffer from hormonal imbalances. Symptoms of hormonal imbalance in women can include vaginal dryness, night sweats, and indigestion. These symptoms can range from mild to debilitating when hormones are not at optimal levels.
The best and most natural way to replenish your hormones so you can get to feeling like yourself again is through the use of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). Unlike conventionally-made artificial hormones, bioidentical hormones are customized to match the hormones naturally occurring in your body.
When administered in pellets injected under the skin, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can provide relief from the symptoms of aging and menopause and restore your hormones to their optimum levels.
Bioidentical hormone replacement pellets can help balance three important hormones in the body.
Estradiol (Estrogen) – There are over 400 roles that estrogen plays in the body, including contributing to bone health, cognitive health, and the health of the cardiovascular system.
Women are known to have large amounts of estrogen in their bodies. It is the primary hormone maintaining a woman’s reproductive health. Estrogen in women diminishes during menopause, and these low levels can lead to vaginal dryness, loss of skin collagen, hot flashes, fatigue, and weight gain.
Men also have estrogen in their bodies. It plays an important role in a man’s sexual function. Low estrogen levels in men can lead to decreased sex drive, excess belly fat, and bone loss.
Testosterone – Testosterone is also an important sex hormone for both men and women. The production of this hormone increases during puberty and then declines after age 30. Low testosterone levels in men can lead to decreased sex drive, weight gain, moodiness, and hair loss. In women, low testosterone can result in insomnia, low libido, weight gain, anxiety, and fatigue.
Thyroid – Body temperature, heart rate, blood pressure, and metabolism are regulated by the body’s thyroid hormones. Hypothyroidism, also called an underactive thyroid, happens when the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormones. The result can lead to fatigue, weight gain, constipation, high cholesterol, and dry skin or hair.
Bioidentical hormone replacement pellets replicate your body’s own natural hormones. The pellets are customized to each patient’s hormone levels.
Using a comprehensive blood work analysis, a doctor determines the right combination of estrogen, testosterone, and thyroid hormones needed for each patient. The blood work includes a metabolic panel, thyroid panel, testosterone panel, and estradiol panel.
The results of the analysis are used to create a hormone replacement pellet that is customized for you. The pellet is inserted under your skin. The hormones in the pellet are slowly released into your bloodstream and absorbed into your body.
Inserting the pellets under your skin helps deliver the bioidentical hormones right into your body tissue and directly into your bloodstream, avoiding your liver and gastrointestinal system. This “fast pass effect” is much safer than if you were to take the pellet orally.
Although some people will start to feel results from the pellet therapy in the first couple of weeks, the treatments are typically three to five months for women and four to six months for men.
Another blood work analysis is done four to six weeks after the pellet insertion to help verify if the proper hormone levels have been achieved.
Many studies have shown that hormone replacement therapy can help reduce menopausal symptoms in women, but it also has many other benefits for women and men. Using bioidentical hormone replacement pellet therapy can reduce your risks for serious health issues such as heart disease, osteoporosis, and diabetes.
The primary benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Pellets are:
Bioidentical hormone replacement pellets can be just as effective in improving the health and wellness of men as they can be in women. Men start losing testosterone after age 30 at a rate anywhere from 3 percent to 10 percent per year. The loss of testosterone can lead to loss of libido, difficulty maintaining an erection, fatigue, and decreased mental focus or brain fog.
Bioidentical hormone replacement pellets can relieve these symptoms, clear the brain fog, increase your sex drive, and get you back to feeling like yourself again.
For years, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been a subject of some concern. Traditional HRT used synthetic hormones and hormones made from the urine of pregnant horses. Bioidentical hormones used in pellet form are created with plant estrogens and are made to be identical to those that your body produces naturally. Many feel that bioidentical hormones are safer and more effective than HRT.
New research suggests bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) can demonstrate protective factors. BHRT in the form of pellets has been shown to significantly reduce the incidence of breast cancer in pre-and post-menopausal women. In both men and women, pellet therapy can aid in bone density, muscle mass, and provide heart-protective factors.
If you are in your 3
40s or older, you may be a good candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement pellet therapy, especially if you have the following symptoms:
All these symptoms could mean your body lacks the essential hormones needed to function properly.
Dr. Michelle Reyes at The Med Spot is one of only about 1,600 certified BHRT providers in the country. Her bioidentical hormone replacement pellet therapy expertise enables her to assess your current symptoms and create a program unique to you.
When you come to The Med Spot, Dr. Michelle Reyes will perform a complete consultation and review blood work analysis to discover if your hormone levels are at their optimal levels. She will also determine if you need bioidentical hormone replacement pellet therapy to help you feel better.
Feeling like yourself again is possible at The Med Spot, a five-star medical practice specializing in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy that’s right for you.
Located in Woodland Hills in the center of the San Fernando Valley, The Med Spot is a medical aesthetic practice focused on helping clients refresh, renew, and rejuvenate through bioidentical hormone replacement pellet therapy, minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, and effective medical-grade skincare treatments. Dr. Michelle Reyes has spent years providing clients with anti-aging therapies and aesthetic treatments that bring results.
Whether you want to lose weight, gain energy, or renew your libido, call The Med Spot today to schedule a personal one-on-one consultation with Dr. Michelle Reyes. Or visit our offices and learn about how bioidentical hormone replacement pellets can help you feel like yourself again.