Treatment for symptoms of menopause: bioidentical hormone pellets.
On February 15, I was guest for the second time on the Dave Glover Show on FM Newstalk 97.1. The first time I appeared on the show, March of last year, we discussed men and the symptoms of aging they experience due to hormone imbalance and how the symptoms can be treated with bioidentical testosterone pellets. This time, our discussion centered around menopause, the symptoms women experience during that period of life, and why bioidentical hormone therapy with all-natural pellets is the best way to treat many symptoms associated with aging.
At the onset of menopause, women sense the physical changes in their body and the change in the way they feel. Often times, their husbands notice the changes as well. As hormone levels drop, women loose their sex drive, they start feeling fatigue, and gain weight, especially in the belly.
Mainstream medicine hasn’t yet fully realized the answer, but at BioBalance Health, we have and administer the solution for many of the symptoms of menopause—bioidentical hormone replacement.
Within several weeks of pellet insertion sex drive comes back, we get our waistline back; we’re counteracting the first step in again, which is a lack of testosterone. Women lose testosterone and progesterone, then estrogen, estradiol, the young women’s estrogen. Menopause is forever but we don’t have to live with its affects.
At BioBalance Health, we replace what’s missing; testosterone, progesterone, and during menopause, we replace the estradiol in a non-oral form. Hormones taken orally get changed into something else that’s not good for you. In non-oral (pellets) they don’t get broken down, staying in their purest form.
I was ask to describe the insertion process. Insertion is virtually painless. The pellets serve as a reservoir, providing the hormones over the next three to four months for women, and around six months for men.
A caller asked about the negative side-effects. Testosterone has no cancer risks, a little facial hair but that can be treated. And considering the overall benefits, a little facial hair is no big deal. Estradiol taken orally offers risk of breast cancer, but as long as it is taken under the skin, there is no added danger of cancer.
The process of treatment starts with a blood test, a check of the levels of estradiol, estrone, thyroid, and metabolic profile and CBC, to rule out other problems.
ellets are compounded by a pharmacy. I calculate the correct dosage and then cut the pellets for proper dosage before insertion.
Another caller described his wife is crazy, with ups and downs, and she is driving him nuts and she won’t see a doctor. The conditions that cause this won’t likely go away, but most women who don’t get treated get used to it and get less upset about their unbalance condition.
How much sex drive comes back? Using results of the blood labs, I attempt to return the patients hormone balance and libido to the what they may have had at age 25.
A caller stated that wife was diagnosed with Graves Disease (hyperthyroidism), her thyroid was destroyed and three months later had a hysterectomy. I’ve found that women without uterus are great candidates for bioidentical hormone replacemet, and they are the most grateful patients because their comeback is so drastic.
We replace thyroid to the normal level. If thyroid is low, and body temperature is not 98 or above, the body’s enzyme system doesn’t function.
Who would not be a candidate? Based on the lab results, if the indications don’t show hormone deficiencies, I won’t treat with testosterone.