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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

RevitaLife is a leader in the safe administration of Bioidentical Hormone Therapy. Bioidentical Hormones are derived from substances obtained from plants that are then converted to molecules identical to our own natural hormones.

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The symptoms of hormone decline include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Mood/anxiety disorders
  • Sleep problems
  • Weight control problems
  • Sexual and libido issues
  • Fatigue
  • Brain fog or cloudiness

Bioidentical hormone therapy can also enhance your overall health by:

  • Providing protection against heart disease
  • Slowing and preventing osteoporosis (bone loss)
  • Enhancing mental acumen
  • Increasing concentration
  • Decreasing memory loss
  • Triggering the growth, healing and repair of tissues
  • Optimizing thyroid function

Bioidentical hormones have been studied for over 70 years with evidence that they are safe and effective in treating a number of hormone-related problems that are most commonly associated with menopause, peri-menopause, and andropause (male menopause). Through bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, many symptoms of menopause can be reversed!

Although data from the Women’s Health Initiative Study and 11-year follow-up revealed an increased incidence of breast cancer mortality, strokes and blood clots, these findings apply only to Premarin and Provera, which are synthetic hormones; bioidentical hormones were not used in these studies. Interestingly, multiple mouse studies in the 80’s and 90’s have revealed the carcinogenic properties of Provera with respect to breast tissue. Unlike synthetic drugs, bioidentical hormone therapy uses hormone molecules that have been synthesized into human identical hormones, which are already in and recognized by our bodies.

Synthetic regimens deliver a "one size fits all" approach that is not conducive to properly treating hormonal issues, where our team utilizes compounding pharmacies that create bioidentical hormones, made specifically for each patient. Through personal medical history evaluations and blood analysis, our medical team will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that will help you stop suffering and start living!

Natural hormones, or otherwise known as bioidentical hormones are hormones that are molecularly identical to the hormones produced in our own bodies.

Our bodies don't see the difference between the natural hormones that are supplemented and the hormones it produces by itself. As a result, bioidentical hormones are properly utilized, and are then able to be naturally metabolized and excreted from the body, giving you the benefits you need, without the side-effects that most people fear from synthetic hormone supplementation.

The RevitaLife providers will do extensive blood and if needed saliva testing to determine your exact hormone profile. Hormones are available as implanted pellets, transdermal creams, gels, patches, sublingual troches, sublingual drops, vaginal suppositories, oral capsules, and injectables.

Pellet Therapy

Dr. Christina Robins uses time released pellets that improves one's hormone levels and maintains them for an extended period of time. The hormone pellets are made from the wild yam plant. Pellets are made to replace testosterone and estrogen hormone levels.

Men use testosterone pellets and women usually need testosterone and estrogen pellets for hormone replacement.

Hormone pellet therapy is a treatment method used to deliver bioidentical hormones into the body. Hormone pellets are used to restore ideal hormone levels in persons who are looking to get relief from the symptoms of menopause and andropause (male menopause). These symptoms include hot flashes, fatigue, brain fog, low libido and many more.

The size of a tiny rice grain or tic tac, bioidentical hormone pellets are inserted underneath the skin in the hip area by a physician. They are composed of 100% bio-identical estrogen, testosterone, progesterone and anastrazole, or the combination of these. Each pellet is created by a compounding pharmacy and sent to our medical facility in sterile glass jars.

Benefits of Hormone Pellet Therapy include:

  • Steadier Levels of Hormones. Pellets release small doses of bioidentical hormones over the course of a few months. This prevents the "roller coaster" effect that patients often experience with pills or creams.
  • Convenience. Pellets are inserted into the body every 4-6 months, and deliver small, even doses of bioidentical hormones. This method eliminates the need to remember to take a pill or apply creams at the same time every day.
  • 100% Pure: Bioidentical Hormone pellets are comprised of pure bioidentical hormones. There are no additives, fillers or other products included. Hormone patches are loaded with contaminants during the manufacturing process that can cause skin irritations and other issues.
  • Hormone pellet therapy has been used as a form of bioidentical hormone therapy for over 70 years. First introduced in 1935, pellet therapy has since been used in Europe and throughout medical universities in the United States.
  • Unlike pills and synthetic hormones, bioidentical hormone pellets do not increase the risk of blood clots, which can lead to heart attacks. Bioidentical hormones delivered by pill pass through the liver before entering the blood stream which has been shown to increase the risk of blood clotting.

Frequently Asked Questions About Hormone Pellets

What is the cost of hormone pellets?

  • Women typically are approximately $350 every 4 months.
  • Men typically are approximately $600 every 6 months.  

How are pellets inserted?

  • Pellets are inserted in the upper buttocks through a tiny incision which is then covered with a steri-strip. Local anesthesia is used prior to insertion and you'll feel almost nothing at all during the 3-minute procedure other than perhaps a little pressure when the pellets are inserted through the trocar. Other than some bruising and possibly some minor discomfort afterwards, there are very rarely any complications from this simple procedure. After insertion, we suggest that you avoid strenuous physical activity for 24-48 hours and refrain from swimming or soaking in the bath tub for 3-5 days.

Why haven't I heard of this method before?

  • Even though pellet therapy has been in use since the 1930's, many have not heard of the treatment because pellets cannot be patented and marketed by pharmaceutical companies. Companies cannot profit from pellets in the same way they can from other hormones such as Estratest, Premarin, Provera or PremPro.

Do you remove the pellet after a specific time period?

  • The pellets are absorbed naturally by the body over a period of 4-6 months. There is no need to remove them.

How will I be monitored while I use bioidentical hormone pellets?

Prior to treating you, a blood analysis is performed in order to gather information on your current hormone levels. Using this data, our physicians create the correct balance between the testosterone and estrogen pellets and the progesterone they prescribe for you. After your initial pellets are inserted, blood work is performed regularly so that we can continue to analyze your status and make sure the pellets are working like they should be.

Please call for more information and a consultation today to see if Bioidentical Hormone Therapy can help you!

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