Plaza OB/GYN offers Houston area women revolutionary bio-identical hormone replacement therapy for those coping with menopausal symptoms.
As women approach menopause and perimenopause, they may experience unwanted side effects, including fatigue, memory lapse, hot flashes, low libido, and insomnia. Bio-Identical Hormone replacement therapy is considered a safer alternative to synthetic hormones and has been shown to treat menopause related symptoms.
Bio-Identical Hormones are most effective when administered as pellets. This allows for individualized dosing and delivers a steady stream of hormones into the patient’s system. The pellet implants are most commonly compounded using biologically identical hormones Estradiol and Testosterone. Pellet insertion is a relatively simple in-office procedure done under local anesthesia. The pellets are inserted under the fatty lining of the skin, either in the lower abdomen or the upper buttocks through a very small incision. The incision is easily closed with surgical glue or sterile-tape strips. Implants placed under the skin consistently release small, physiologic doses of hormones, which have been shown to have significant benefits.
Pellet Implants typically last between 3-5 months, depending on how rapidly the hormones are metabolized. After insertion of the pellets, vigorous physical activity should be avoided for a few days, or as suggested by the Plaza OB/GYN staff.
One Houston patient said, “I began to feel symptom relief within 48 hours.”
For others, it may take up to two weeks to notice a marked difference. The pellets never need to be removed as they are completely dissolved by the body.
Generally, there are minimal side effects linked to pellet implant procedures. Complications can include minor bleeding, bruising, infection, and pellet extrusion. Other than minor bruising, other complications are extremely rare. Hormone side effects do vary and will be discussed with our expert physicians. Bio-Identical Hormone replacement therapy allows each patient to improve their quality of life with an effective, minimally evasive procedure.
For three decades, Plaza OB/GYN has provided Houston women unparalleled care from our nationally renowned doctors, creating a safe and nurturing environment for gynecological and obstetrics care.