Pellets (Hormone Replacement Therapy)

Hormonal imbalance can cause a wide range of disruptive and uncomfortable symptoms, but help is available through bioidentical hormone replacement pellets therapy. This is one of many services available from Eugene DeLucia, DO, and the team at St. Pete Wellness & MedSpa in St. Petersburg, Florida. When you’re ready to learn more, call the office to book a visit or spend a few moments online.

Pellets Q&A

What are some signs of hormonal imbalance?

Knowing what to look for can help you decide when to seek treatment for hormonal imbalance. Hormones trigger a vast array of functions within your body, and when natural hormone production levels decline, imbalances easily occur. Some signs of hormonal imbalance in women include:
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Vaginal atrophy
  • Vaginal dryness
Some signs of hormonal imbalance in men include:
  • Swollen breast tissue
  • Weight gain
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Low sex drive
Other signs of hormonal imbalance affect both women and men, including:
  • Headaches
  • Weight gain
  • Irritability
  • Brain fog
  • Hair loss
  • Dry skin
Hormonal imbalance is part of the aging process, but that doesn’t mean you must accept these changes as an inevitable part of growing older. There are treatments to help you feel more comfortable in your own skin.

What are bioidentical hormone replacement therapy pellets?

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is the process of delivering supplemental hormones to restore proper hormonal balance and reduce adverse symptoms. Bioidentical hormones are made from plant sources and are chemically identical to your hormones. In fact, your body can’t differentiate between bioidentical and natural hormones. Bioidentical hormones are an excellent choice for people who want to avoid supplemental hormones made from animal sources, such as synthetic progesterone manufactured from the urine of pregnant horses. You can get supplemental hormones in many forms, but pellet therapy is a great option and a fit for most men and women. This approach inserts small pellets, around the size and shape of a grain of rice, just beneath the surface of your skin. The pellets are designed to break down slowly, releasing a steady stream of hormones that enter your system gradually. This avoids the spikes and lows that come with other forms of hormone replacement therapy.

How long does it take to see results with supplemental hormone pellets?

Hormone replacement therapy is a highly individualized process. It takes time for your body to adjust to supplemental hormones in any form, including pellets. Be patient as your physician strives to find the right balance for your needs. Your active feedback is a critical part of the process, so be sure to track any changes you notice (both positive and negative) during HRT and deliver that information to your doctor during your next visit. Relying on the team at St. Pete Wellness and MedSpa for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy puts you in the best of hands. Call the office or visit the online booking page to schedule a visit.