Throughout a woman’s life, it may seem as though she is consistently at the mercy of her hormones. There may be no other time when this is more frustrating than during the years surrounding menopause. We used to hear only about menopause itself. However, research has shed a lot of light on the fact that women need personalized support during perimenopause, too. With the promising research on bioidentical hormone therapy and how it is helping women transition through this stage of life, we have elected to offer this treatment option in our Austin office.
Hormones: A Driving Force in Women’s Health
Hormones aren’t just related to a woman’s sex life. There is much more to it than that. Without the balance between blood levels of testosterone, progesterone, and estrogen, a woman is likely to struggle with her weight. She may find that she has very little energy and that her mental focus diminishes severely. In light of the ongoing need for physical, cognitive, and sexual function, we can see an immensely good reason to get hormones back into optimal balance.
One possible method of replacing hormones is pellet therapy. BioTE pellets are easily inserted under local anesthetic, so you don’t feel a thing. After insertion, the upper buttock where pellets have been placed may be bruised and tender for a few days. This method of application, as opposed to oral or topical supplementation, achieves the consistency that is necessary for health benefits to develop over time.
Each patient receives a dose of appropriate hormones based on in-depth lab work. After initial insertion, pellet treatment is repeated about every four months, leading to benefits such as:
- Improved physical and mental energy.
- Stronger muscles.
- Easier weight management.
- Reduced perimenopause symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats.
- Increased sex drive and stamina.
- Better sleep quality.
- Improved mood.
We enjoy seeing the general improvement in well-being that patients in our office experience after obtaining pellet therapy. We can help you regain the quality of life you deserve. Contact our Austin office at 512-328-4100 to learn more about customized bioidentical hormone replacement.