Hormone Replacement Specialist

Marina OB/GYN

OB-GYNs & Cosmetic Gynecologists located in Marina Del Rey, CA & Hawthorne, CA

Pellet BHRT in Women

What is bio-identical hormone pellets & are they better than synthetic hormones like Premarin or prempro?

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is the therapeutic use of plant-based hormones (like potatoes) that are identical on a molecular level with those created by the human body. Many of the synthetic hormone replacement therapy medications are derived from horse urine.  The molecular make up of these synthetic hormones does not mimic the molecular makeup of the hormones that your body creates.  Thus, the effects of putting synthetic hormones in your body can be permanently damaging and have less than favorable outcomes with their use. 

Why should I do Bio Identical hormone pellets instead of creams?

Bio-identical Pellet therapy is simple and easy! The pellets are inserted into patients approximately 3 times per year. The procedure takes less than 15 minutes and patient experience minimal discomfort with the placement. Hormone pellets are often the preferred method of delivery and have benefits over other formulations. The bioidentical creams are a great option, but patients almost always prefer the pellet therapy to avoid the messy creams that one must put on every day. Additionally, there is far less fluctuation in the amount of hormones absorbed with the use of pellets compared to the creams or pills. With Pellet therapy, you won’t have to worry about applying annoying messy creams, so compliance is not an issue.

Do I need Bio Identical hormones?

Declining estrogen and testosterone levels have specific effects on women. When a woman has low levels of estrogen and testosterone, they likely experience the following:

Physical symptoms, such as vasomotor symptoms (night sweats, hot flashes and flushes), vaginal dryness, metabolic and structural changes (such as bone loss, skin thinning, fatty replacement of the breast, changes in blood lipids, and atrophy of the bladder and urethra) vasomotor symptoms (hot flashes and night sweats, and other cardinal symptoms of menopause) fatigue / lack of energy, stress, foggy thinking, weight gain, loss of sex drive or sleep disturbances.

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is used to treatment many common and debilitating symptoms associated with aging, menopause and hormonal imbalance.  Most of the time, these less favorable life changes are not traditionally addressed by healthcare providers.  If you are having any of the following symptoms: you are likely have lower than normal hormone level and would greatly benefit from BHRT Pellets.  The goal of BHRT is to address the main cause of symptoms by optimizing hormone levels.  BHRT is a natural organically derived and simple method for addressing hormone imbalance in Men and Women.  Additionally, Bio Identical hormone pellets prevent osteoporosis. 

Schedule an appointment with a Dr. Lipeles, who offers BHRT, to discuss whether it is an appropriate option for you. You will need some blood test prior to starting therapy. A follow up appointment will be scheduled for your unique pellet therapy insertion.

How often will I need to have the bio identical hormone pellets placed?

Every patient’s experience and metabolism of the pellets is unique.  Patients usually have pellets inserted approx. 3 times per year.