Bioidentical Hormone Pellet Therapy
Kansas City Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy doctor, Marilyn Richardson in Platte County, Missouri prescribes bioidentical hormones in several different forms, including bioidentical hormone pellets. Dr. Richardson uses bioidentical hormones to enhance patients’ vitality, muscle mass and energy levels along with improving bone, brain, breast and heart health. Bioidentical hormones can also improve your ability to focus and increase your memory, metabolism, and sexual performance while decreasing depression, anxiety, and weight gain.
Although all forms of delivery are effective, progesterone, estrogen and testosterone hormone pellets have been proven to provide a more consistent delivery method. Patient experiences with bioidentical hormone pellets and their health results tend to be better than the other types of delivery methods available. Hormone pellets are great for patients that are not able to tolerate oral hormone therapy or don’t respond well to topical hormone therapy.
Dr. Marilyn Richardson offers bioidentical hormone pellets that deliver consistent, stable levels of hormones for as long as several months. There are no fluctuations in hormone levels with bioidentical hormone pellet therapy, as is commonly seen with oral and topical therapies. This lack of hormone fluctuation explains why hormone pellets are often more effective in treating conditions and symptoms caused by imbalanced hormones.
Bioidentical hormone pellets appear to work better for hormone related conditions like insomnia, mood and anxiety disorders, memory problems, sexual dysfunction, osteoporosis, fibrocystic breast disease, and many other hormone related conditions. Unlike synthetic hormones, bioidentical hormone pellets are unlikely to cause the harmful side effects associated with synthetically processed hormones.
About Pellet Therapy
- Bioidentical Hormone Implants
A hormone pellet implant is a minor procedure performed under local anesthesia. Dr. Marilyn Richardson makes a small incision after first injecting lidocaine into the skin. A customized-to-you bioidentical hormone pellet, about half the size of a pea, is then inserted under the skin. It takes about 5 to 7 days for the incision to heal. Patients can go back to their regular activities immediately following the procedure, but should avoid exercises that may agitate the incision for at least 48 hours following the implant.
- Dosing Adjustment
Doses of bioidentical hormones are dependent upon your presenting symptoms and hormone test results. Saliva hormone testing is best since blood hormone levels may fluctuate throughout the day and month. Initially, Dr. Marilyn Richardson may supplement your hormone pellet therapy until the correct hormone dosage can be achieved. Each person’s metabolism is different which affects how long the pellet will take to dissolve under your skin. Hormone pellets may initially need to be inserted more often until the right dosage is achieved.
Unlike other Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy delivery methods that must be taken once or twice a day, patients with bioidentical hormone pellet therapy do not have to remember to take their medication. This means you will always get the continues dose of the hormones your body needs, without having to do anything.
If you are suffering from the symptoms of an imbalanced hormone system, Marilyn Richardson, M.D. will work diligently with you to understand what your body needs to be brought back into balance. Dr. Richardson will go over the different types of delivery methods for bioidentical hormones to help you decide which method is the best for you.