Hormone deficiencies are a common part of aging that can have full-body health consequences. Dr. Thanapathy of South County Med Spa & Wellness provides comprehensive hormone evaluations and bioidentical hormone pellet therapy to reverse symptoms of hormone imbalance for patients in Santa Clara County, CA.
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Q & A
What are hormones?
Hormones are highly important molecules that are produced naturally by glands in the body to regulate whole body function. When certain hormones become deficient or are thrown out of balance, it can have a profound effect on a person’s health, potentially leading to problems with emotional regulation, metabolism, sleep, sexual function, energy, and reducing overall health and quality of life.
What is bioidentical hormone pellet therapy?
Hormone therapy can help restore normal hormone function and health. Bioidentical hormones have the exact same chemical structure as naturally produced hormones, so the body treats them exactly the same as if they were its own. The best way to administer hormone therapy is through a hormone pellet. The tiny pellet is implanted in body fat in the hip during a simple in-office procedure. It releases a steady dose of hormone for months, preventing major hormonal swings associated with traditional injections. Pellets usually need to be placed every 4 to 6 months in men and every 3 to 5 months in women.
What are the benefits of bioidentical hormone pellet therapy?
Bioidentical hormone pellet therapy has many potential benefits. It eases symptoms of hormone imbalance such as sleep problems, mood swings, poor libido, anxiety, and excess abdominal fat. It helps restore healthy immune function, bone density, and heart health. It can reverse many signs of aging and ease menopausal symptoms in women.
Hormones are extremely important for good health and quality of life – bioidentical hormone pellet therapy keeps hormone levels steady for long-term well-being.
At what age do patients normally start hormone therapy?
Hormone imbalance symptoms commonly begin to appear in the mid-30s, but this age can vary quite a bit from person to person. Many people begin to seek hormone therapy in middle age when andropause and menopause symptoms begin to emerge.