Pasadena Pellet Therapy
At Fair Oaks Women's Health, we specialize in the use of bio-identical hormone therapy using pellets!
The best treatment for hormone imbalance is hormone restoration with bioidentical hormones. Replacing exactly what the body is missing will restore balance. Click here to read the Pasadena Magazine feature article about Pellet Therapy.
Bioidentical hormones are hormones that are chemically identical to what the body produces. There are different ways to prescribe and manage bioidentical hormones. Pasadena Pellet Therapy offers treatment for hormone imbalance and menopause using bioidentical hormone pellets.
Our pellets are specially compounded and contain either pure estrogen or pure testosterone. They are slightly larger than a grain of rice. The pellets are designed to be placed just underneath the skin in the subcutaneous tissue of the hip. This provides superior absorption because the hormones go directly into the bloodstream. It is one of the most effective treatments for symptoms of hormone imbalance.
The pellets function as a hormone reservoir, available 24/7. No other method of hormone replacement provides such a steady state of hormone release. Pellet therapy helps the body avoid the daily hormonal fluctuations associated with pills and skin creams.
The pellets gradually dissolve completely and only need to be replaced every 3-6 months. Pellet therapy provides the appropriate levels of hormones -- similar to premenopausal levels. This is important in reducing the risk for cancers and diseases that result from hormone imbalance.
Bioidentical Pellet Therapy Benefits:
- Relief of hot flashes and night sweats
- Maintenance of bone density
- Restoration of sleep patterns
- Improvement in sex drive, libido, sexual response and performance
- Treatment of depression and anxiety caused by hormone imbalance
- Improvement of energy levels
History of Bio-Identical Hormone Pellet Therapy
Even though Estradiol and Testosterone pellets have been in use in the United States since 1939, most physicians have never been exposed to them. A great deal of research has been done in England and the rest of Europe where pellets are standard menopausal therapy. The long-term benefits have proven to be outstanding.
Essentially, there is one major reason why hormone pellets have not been adopted by mainstream medicine: that is because pellets are "compounded" substances. This means that individual pharmacies make the pellets (if they know how). There is no patent for hormone pellets. Drug companies do not promote drugs they cannot patent. It is for this reason you do not hear or read about pellet therapy. Pellet therapy in fact competes with other drugs that pharmaceutical companies have spent time and money researching; however, pellet therapy is identical to your own hormones and therefore superior to prescription drugs.
Pellet-based hormone replacement therapy using bio-identical hormones is growing in popularity. Many ob/gyn doctors have never heard of this and are not trained in the proper techniques for testing patients, inserting the pellets and monitoring the person’s response to the therapy. Dr. Jennifer Park has been trained by Dr. Kathy Maupin, one of the world leaders in hormone pellet therapy. She is the inventor of the Biobalance system and her practice in St. Louis Missouri is exclusively dedicated to this form of therapy.