Hormone Pellet Insertions in Central Pennsylvania
Hormonal imbalances have many causes and frequently leave patients with hard-to-explain symptoms, which are often just blamed on “getting older.” If you’re feeling tired, gaining weight, or have a decreased libido, declining levels of hormones may be to blame. Advanced PainCare and BioHealth Institute offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy via pellet to correct these hormone deficiencies and has helped countless patients restore balance and quality of life.
The Effects of Hormone Imbalance
Hormones are naturally produced chemicals secreted into your blood. They act as messengers, carrying information from your brain and pituitary gland to other parts of your body. Healthy, balanced hormones are responsible for regulating metabolism, immune function, reproduction, and growth and development. Low hormone levels are commonly associated with aging, but other factors such as environmental and dietary toxins, lifestyle choices, and other health conditions can cause hormone imbalance or worsen existing hormone imbalance.
When hormones become imbalanced, they cannot effectively regulate the body. Cells receive the wrong instructions or miss out on the information they need to work correctly. The effects can be widespread, and patients suffering from hormone imbalance often notice:
- Unexpected weight changes
- Headaches and other discomfort
- Difficulty falling and staying asleep
- Dry, irritated skin
- Hair loss and dry hair and nails
- Lost libido
- Depression and other mood changes
- And more…
These all take a toll on the patient’s well-being. If you’re experiencing any of these effects, our nurse practitioner, Jamie Shirey, will offer her extensive experience to perform a wellness evaluation and create a personalized treatment plan that provides relief. This starts with a comprehensive review of your current hormone levels, health history, and goals of treatment. After this, we will prescribe a customized treatment plan that may include pellets, topicals, or oral replacement therapy.
About Bioidentical Horomone Replacement Therapy
Advanced PainCare & BioHealth Institute offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy using pellets to restore your body’s natural hormone balance. A hormone pellet is a tiny packet about the size of a grain of rice. It contains natural, plant-based estrogen and testosterone that are nearly identical to hormones produced by your body. As the pellet dissolves, hormones are released into the bloodstream at a consistent rate. After a few weeks, the cells are receiving the correct type and amount of hormones, ensuring a return to proper function.
Advanced PainCare and BioHealth Institute performs hormone pellet insertions as an outpatient procedure administered by our nurse practitioner. After insertion, patients may resume daily activities almost immediately, and some quickly notice improvements.
Benefits of Bioidentical Horomone Replacement Therapy via Pellet
While there are many options for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, pellets offer a safe and convenient method for replacing hormones for both men and women. The small pellet implanted under the skin dissolves slowly over several months, releasing a steady dose of hormone directly into the bloodstream. Other methods must first be processed by the gastrointestinal system or liver before they can be utilized by the tissues that need them. With pellets, however, the hormone is available to your body 24/7. During times of stress, you can absorb more hormones, and while at rest, you use less, which is how your body releases hormones naturally.
When your body receives this steady supply of essential hormones, symptoms improve and patients notice that they are no longer experiencing mood swings. Patients often notice:
- Healthier hair, nails, and skin
- Improved mood
- Better sleep
- Increased sexual desire
- Greater energy
- Easier weight loss
- A more youthful feeling
Overall, hormone pellet insertions help maintain balanced hormone levels to improve heart, bone, and muscle strength and general mental health.
Learn More about Bioidentical Horomone Replacement Therapy
If you’ve struggled with hormone imbalance, help is available and a happier, healthier life is possible. To learn more or schedule an appointment at our Camp Hill, PA office, contact Advanced PainCare and BioHealth Institute today.
Please note that our practice maintains strict COVID-19 safety precautions. Staff members are screened daily and wear masks at all times. All exam rooms and patient areas are cleaned with medical grade disinfectant after each patient encounter. We offer a concierge service that brings guests directly from their cars to a fully sanitized and disinfected exam room. Telehealth consultations are also available. For more information on COVID-19 protocols, please call 717-791-2860.