Hormones:

Why are they so important?

A cornerstone of "Quality of Life" medicine.
Hormone Deficiency can occur at any age, prematurely, surgically or with normal aging.

It is a medical condition, caused by problems arising in the pituitary gland, ovaries and testicles in which the body does not produce enough hormone which is needed for cell growth and reproduction. ​

   Estrogen Deficiency Symptoms:  

  • Decreased mental clarity/cognitive function

  • Anxiety

  • Hot flashes

  • Sleep disturbance

  • ​Decrease in sense of well being

  • Depression

  • Decreased libido

  • Decreased ability to lose/maintain weight

  • Vaginal dryness/pain with intercourse

Testosterone Deficiency Symptoms:

(Occurs in males and females)

  • Decreased mental clarity/cognitive function

  • Decreased energy

  • Decreased sense of well being  

  • Decreased libido and erectile function

  • Decreased muscle mass

  • Decreased ability to lose/maintain weight  

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Sleep disturbances

WHAT ARE BIOIDENTICAL HORMONES?

Bioidentical hormones are plant based compounds specifically formulated to match
the molecular structure of human hormones.  Compared to Synthetics, which are
engineered not to match in order to be patented. 

Bioidentical hormones are compounded according to the highest industry standards
using the best botanical ingredients available. They are available primarily in creams or pellets.

​BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE PELLETS

This is an excellent form of hormone replacement that is released over a 3 month period.
They are pressed hormones that are approximately a tic tac in size. You may receive one pellet
or multiple pellets depending on your needs.

WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE LIKE?

Each hormone pellet is slipped painlessly under

the skin, in the gluteus. A mild, local anesthetic is

used and the procedure takes just a few minutes.

Once inserted, a steady, slow dose of natural

hormone flows directly into the blood stream

whenever your body needs it. Repeat treatments

involve a brief visit to our clinic office approximately

every 3 months.


BENEFITS FOR WOMEN

There’s no need to suffer from the symptoms of menopause or PMS.
Bio-identical hormone therapy can balance out your hormones,
give you energy and make you feel healthy again. 

 

  • Enhanced libido and/or increased sexual desire

  • Reduction in hot flashes

  • Improved sleep

  • Increased sense of overall well-being

  • Consistency in moods – reduction in feelings of agitation, nervousness and irritability

  • Increased mental focus, clarity and concentration, improved memory

  • Reduced fatigue and increased energy levels

  • Decreased body fat and greater capacity to get in shape. 

  • Protection from heart disease



BENEFITS FOR MEN

With bioidentical hormone therapy, men can regain a balance in their
hormones. You’ll have more energy, a better outlook, and quality of life. 

 

  • Enhancement of libido and/or increased sexual drive

  • An increase in lean body mass and decrease in body fat

  • An increase in muscle weight, size and strength

  • Greater capacity for getting in shape

  • Reduced fatigue & increased energy levels

  • Consistency in moods – reduction in feelings of anger, nervousness and irritability

  • Increased mental focus, clarity and concentration

  • Improved memory

  • Increased sense of well-being



ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?

Possible Side Effects: Women                               Possible Side Effects: Men
Mood fluctuations                                               Risk of raised Cholesterol and iron blood count
Acne                                                                Risk of worsening bph/ urinary symptoms
Weight gain of 3-5 pounds                                  Temporary Soreness/bruising/knot at pellet insertion site
Swelling in hands/feet                                        Sperm count is decreased on testosterone therapy
Break through bleeding


BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE PELLET THERAPY AND PROCEDURES

1. We will see you in the office for an initial visit/physical and lab work. (This is billed through your insurance.) 

2. Other tests required:

        A.     If you are female, we need a recent pap and mammogram.  You can get these through our office or your regular physician/practitioner.
        B.     If you are male, a prostate exam plus PSA level is required if you are over 50 years old.  You can get this through our office or your regular physician/practitioner.


3. After all results have been received and reviewed at our office, the 2nd office visit will be scheduled.
At this visit, the pellets will be inserted. The cost of the pellets and insertion are not run through your
insurance and are your responsibility. However, the actual visit will be billed to your insurance. 

         A.   Females: The pellets will be effective for up to 3 months and the cost is $300.00.  Your insurance will be billed an office visit, and you are responsible for any copay your insurance requires.
         B.    Males: The pellets will be effective for up to 3-4 months and the cost is $350.00.  Your insurance will be billed an office visit, and you are responsible for any copay your insurance requires. 



Please feel free to contact us with your questions or for more information about Hormone Pellet Therapy at familyfirsthealth@gpcom.net.

  

WHAT PATIENTS ARE SAYING:

 

Since my first pellet I'm sleeping much better - easily get 8 hours.  

My resting heart rate has lowered by 8bpm.  The puffiness through my neck and face is gone!

 

                                                                         ---43 y.o Female, McCook

“I feel like a new person. I have more energy than I ever thought possible.
I’m thrilled not having hot flashes and sweating. I’m so pleased with my results.” 
​     
                                                      – R.R. Age 70


“Within 3 days my hot flashes were gone! I had an increased sex drive,
more energy and was sleeping better. It’s totally worth it! ”
​          
                                                     – Female Age 54

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