Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is the most convenient and effective method of hormone replacement available. Bio-identical hormone therapy has been documented in medical journals since 1935. It involves the simple and painless insertion of hormone pellets under the skin. Once the pellets are inserted male and female hormones will enter your blood stream whenever the body needs it. This gives the body the ability to control the release of hormones such as it did when the ovaries and testicles were working normally.
What can hormone replacement therapy with pellets do for me?
Our Sunnyvale and San Jose patients report feeling fantastic again! Some of the benefits include:
- Restore or increase sexual desire
- Consistency in mood
- Relief from anxiety and depression
- Increased mental clarity focus and memory
- Greater capacity to getting the body in shape and maintain muscle mass
- Improved energy and exercise tolerance
- Increased sense of overall well-being
- Better quality of life
Why has my doctor not suggested hormone replacement therapy with pellets as an option?
Given the significant influence by pharmaceutical companies in current health care system, the majority of physicians use synthetic hormones. Most doctors have not been trained in the use of bio-identical hormone pellets.
What are hormone replacement pellets made from?
Biologically identical hormones are compounded from the best quality botanical ingredients available, unlike the pharmaceutical hormones made of horse urine and fillers. Dr. Sani only selects products from companies that follow the highest industry standards in manufacturing their pellets for his Sunnyvale and San Jose patients.
What is the procedure like?
A mild local anesthetic is used and each hormone pellet is inserted painlessly under the skin, typically in the hip area. The procedure will take less than five minutes. Once the pellets are inserted, a steady, low dose amount of natural hormone flows directly into the blood stream balancing your hormone levels.
Are there any side effects or complications?
Side effects are very rare. Women may experience transient breast tenderness lasting seven to ten days from the time of first insertion, but rarely with repeat treatments. The growth of facial hair is rare and occurs no more frequently than what happens in post-menopausal women on no hormones.
The side effects in men are also rare, but may include decreased sperm count and testicular mass and possible prostate enlargement. These side effects occur more frequently with the use of synthetic hormone replacement therapy.
How often would I need hormone replacement therapy with pellets?
More great news that we only need to see our patients two to three times per year compared to daily hormone replacement.
How do I get started?
First schedule an appointment with Dr. Sani. You will have a blood test to determine your hormone levels. The doctor will evaluate the result of your blood tests with you and prescribe the right amount of hormone for your unique needs. The pellet insertion procedure will then be scheduled and performed.
Hormone replacement therapy with pellets is a unique method using pellet insertion that delivers the right kind of hormone (biologically identical), in the right amounts based on testing and proper analysis of the results by your physicians.
For more information about what hormone replacement therapy with pellets can do for you schedule a consultation in the Sunnyvale and San Jose area with Health & Beauty Physicians by calling (408) 636-7101 or contacting us online.