Hormone Pellet Therapy

Hormone Pellet Therapy

Female and male menopause are both inevitable. While menopause symptoms vary depending on one’s health conditions, most people find the signs bothersome and uncomfortable.

Winter Wellness, a Flagstaff-based Naturopathic and Hormone Clinic, offers a variety of hormone replacement therapy for men and women, including hormone pellet therapy, to care for your hormonal issues. 

What Is Hormonal Imbalance?

Hormones regulate many aspects of life. Female hormones like estrogens are responsible for growth and development, sexual functions, and mood. Male hormones like testosterone are a key component of a man’s strength, energy, and stamina.

A balanced level of these hormones is essential for a healthy body and mind.

Hormone imbalance happens when hormone levels are too low or too high. These can lead to a variety of issues in your body’s normal functions including mood fluctuations and anxiety.

Both men and women can suffer from hormonal imbalances. If not treated, it may lead to worsening and possibly, even a disruption in the body’s ability to function properly.

What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

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Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a medication that contains FDA-approved bioidentical hormones. The medication is used to replace the estrogen that your body stops making in menopause (estrogen therapy). 

Hormone therapy can be used to treat menopausal symptoms for most women, such as hot flashes, night sweats, and uncomfortable vaginal symptoms like dryness and pain during intercourse.

The treatment has also been proven to reduce bone loss and fracture in postmenopausal women.

Additionally, bioidentical hormone therapy is now available to address men’s hormonal concerns. 

Testosterone, the primary male hormone, plays a vital role in a man’s musculoskeletal system and reproductive health. The lack of it leads to andropause (male menopause). Symptoms include lack of motivation, less self-confidence, decreased mental sharpness, weaker muscle strength, and erectile dysfunction. 

What are Bioidentical Hormones?

Bioidentical Hormones have chemically the same structure as the hormones that your own body produces. Compounded prescriptions are preferred so they can be tailored to your specific needs.

Common Types prescribed: estradiol, estriol, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, and pregnenolone

Common Forms: topical creams, oral capsules, troches, and pellets

Whether your goal is prevention or replacement Dr. Erin Winter will evaluate your symptoms and laboratory tests to create a tailored treatment plan made specifically for you.

What We Can Do For You

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Hormone Pellet Therapy

Pellets are tiny cylindrical-shaped medications that are compounded using biologically identical hormones (most often estradiol or testosterone).

They are placed just under the skin, while consistently releasing physiologic doses of bioidentical hormones.

The pellets are inserted subcutaneously (under the fatty lining of skin), either in the lower abdomen or upper buttocks through a minimal incision. The incision is then closed with sterile-tape strips.

Pellet insertion is a relatively simple in-office procedure done under local anesthesia here at Winter Wellness. The effects of pellet therapy can last 3-4 months in women and 5-6 months in men.

Benefits of Bioidentical Pellet Hormone Replacement Therapy

  • Pellet implants deliver consistent, physiologic levels of hormones.
  • Consistent and physiologic dosing has been shown to maintain and improve bone density.
  • Pellet implants are a one-time procedure. There is no more worrying about creams, injections, or supplements.
  • Due to steady absorption, there is less fluctuation of symptoms.
  • Hormones are released into the bloodstream in a way that mimics your hormone rhythm.
  • A consistent supply of hormones delivered through pellets reduces the chances of experiencing adverse side effects.
  • Pellet implants bypass the liver and don’t negatively impact clotting factors, blood pressure, lipid levels, glucose, or liver function.

Bioidentical pellets have been shown to improve

  • Cardiovascular health
  • Sex drive and libido
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Insomnia
  • Menopausal symptoms and vaginal discomfort
  • Andropause symptoms
  • Mood and depression
  • Joint aches and pains
  • Muscle mass
  • Cellulite
  • Motivation
  • Mood enhancement
  • Cardiovascular protection
  • Fatigue
  • Memory
  • Mental clarity

Hormone imbalances can be complicated, but the solution doesn’t have to be. As your trusted healthcare provider in Flagstaff, AZ, we’re here to help you see significant improvements in your hormones so you can enjoy the quality of life that you deserve.

With a thorough check-up and in-depth laboratory testing, Dr. Erin Winter can help you discover your specific imbalances to create a tailored treatment plan made specifically for you.

Get back to feeling like you again!
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Winter Wellness is a Flagstaff-based medical clinic that specializes in naturopathic medicine, hormone replacement therapy, natural pain management, and aesthetics.

Our naturopathic and hormone clinic is owned by Dr. Erin Winter, a naturopathic doctor in Flagstaff, AZ. Her primary goal is to help as many people age gracefully as possible in a natural way 

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