Bioidentical Hormones

Aging gracefully often emerges from maintaining good daily habits, such as a balanced diet, regular exercise, and proper stress management. Nevertheless, there are times when an extra helping hand is needed to counter hormonal disturbances. As you age, you may start experiencing unwelcome changes in energy levels, cognitive function, and overall well-being, making you feel “off” or “not yourself.” To address these concerns, we offer bioidentical hormones that work synergistically with your body’s natural hormones to alleviate symptoms and revive your youthful vitality.

Bioidentical hormones are man-made and designed to be used by your body in the same way as your natural hormones. This can be particularly beneficial for individuals suffering from hormonal imbalances or those who do not produce enough hormones naturally. Our treatments are tailored to address various symptoms associated with hormone imbalances, such as fatigue, mood swings, and weight gain. By using bioidentical hormones that closely mimic the body’s natural hormones, we ensure a treatment that integrates seamlessly with your body’s own systems, providing relief and improving your quality of life.

Pellet Therapy

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) can restore hormone levels in men to their balanced state, alleviating symptoms of hormonal changes and ensuring overall well-being.

There are two major pellet therapy types: estrogen pellets and testosterone pellets. These pellets are inserted into the upper buttocks area during an in-office visit. Before the insertion, extensive testing is done to determine the exact quantity of the hormone the patient requires. Each dose is customized based on a detailed consultation and comprehensive lab work to ensure that the patient receives the precise concentration of hormones needed.

Bioidentical hormones, such as those used in therapy, are designed to replicate the molecular structure of the hormones naturally produced by the body, working seamlessly with the body’s chemistry.

Benefits

Pellet therapy at The James Clinic provides a superior approach to managing hormonal imbalances in women. With its consistent hormone delivery, customized dosing, and convenience, pellet therapy offers a pathway to improved mood, energy, libido, sleep quality, and bone health. 

  • Consistent hormone levels. Pellet therapy offers a steady release of hormones, closely mimicking the body’s natural production. This ensures consistent hormone levels, avoiding the peaks and troughs often associated with other hormone replacement methods, such as pills or creams.

  • Convenience. There is no need for daily pills or frequent injections. Pellets typically last for several months, making it a convenient option for those with busy lifestyles who seek a hassle-free treatment.

  • Customized treatment. Each pellet dose is tailored to the individual based on comprehensive lab tests, ensuring you receive the precise amount of hormones needed for your unique body and health needs.

  • Bioidentical hormones. The hormones used in pellet therapy are structurally identical to those produced by the human body, promoting better integration and fewer side effects compared to synthetic hormones.

Testing

Hormones are evaluated through a blood test panel, with results reviewed individually. To address hormonal imbalances, we employ subcutaneous pellets, requiring a minor office procedure.

Information

During the in-office visit, which only takes a few minutes, patients are escorted to the exam room where the insertion site is numbed. Typically, the upper buttocks is the chosen site. A small incision is made to insert the pellet, and after insertion, the site is covered with a small bandage.

After pellet insertion, it’s advisable to refrain from lower body exercise. Walking is acceptable, but avoid strenuous activities. Steer clear of bathtubs, swimming pools, and hot tubs, although showers are permitted. Once the bandage is removed, you may resume normal activities.

Since pellets are bioidentical and contain hormones similar to those our bodies naturally produce, they are fully dissolved and absorbed within the body, leaving no residue behind.

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Symptoms Bioidentical Hormones Treat

Women: Night sweats / Hot flashes / Sleep disturbances / Anxiety / Depression / Fatigue / Weight gain / Hair thinning / Low libido / Memory issues / Joint pain / Dry skin / Mood swings / Irregular periods / Osteoporosis

Men: Low libido / Erectile dysfunction / Fatigue / Depression / Muscle loss / Weight gain / Hair loss / Sleep disturbances / Irritability / Memory issues / Joint pain / Decreased bone density / Mood swings / Decreased stamina and strength

Frequently Asked Questions

Explore this section for insights into bioidentical hormones and receiving treatment with our team. 

Most patients experience no pain during hormone pellet insertion. To ensure comfort, a local anesthetic is applied to the insertion site beforehand. Some tenderness, redness, and minor bruising may occur for up to 3-4 days post-insertion, but the entire process is generally quick and painless.

Pellets typically last between three to six months, depending on factors such as gender, weight, absorption rates, and the existing levels of hormones at the time of insertion. To maintain optimal and balanced hormone levels, pellets are reinserted two to four times per year. It may take up to two insertions before patients experience the full benefits.

Each person’s body is unique, but as a pellet cycle concludes or when discontinuing pellet therapy entirely, symptoms such as fatigue, low mood, and sleeplessness may resurface. Typically, the patient’s symptoms will revert to their state prior to BHRT as their estrogen and testosterone levels decline.

A doctor injects a patient with hormone pellets to address hormone-related issues.

A patient getting hormone pellets inserted into their buttock.