Having balanced hormone levels keeps your body functioning properly. Even a slight imbalance (too much or too little) can cause side effects that lower your quality of life. If you have been experiencing any of the symptoms that can be caused by a hormonal imbalance, we recommend undergoing testing to see if hormones really are the culprit. If you discover that they are, it may be a wise decision to consider bio-identical pellet hormone therapy with EvexiPEL.
Here at Radiant Divine Medical Spa, we strive to always provide high-quality, effective treatments for our patients. With EvexiPEL hormone pellets, you can experience the optimal hormone levels. Visit one of our practices in Avon, Brecksville, or Medina to learn more, or contact us today to schedule your consultation!
What Do Your Hormones Do?
Hormones are a well-known culprit for many of the uncomfortable phases we go through in life. Both men and women experience changes like puberty, and women go through menopause later in life. Hormones are blamed for the unwanted symptoms that come with these changes, but hormones do a lot of good for us, too.
A few of the major processes that hormones take care of include:
- Regulating your metabolism
- Keeping your heart rate steady
- Keep your mood even
- Putting your body through reproductive cycles
- And many more
It’s easy to see why it can be so catastrophic to experience a hormonal imbalance. There are certain diseases and conditions that can mimic a hormonal imbalance, however, so it is important to get tested before receiving treatment.
The Benefit of Pellets
There are many different options when it comes to hormone replacement therapy. You can choose between injections, creams, pills, or patches. Each one works to balance your hormone levels, but there are clear benefits when it comes to choosing pellets.
Creams, pills, and patches are all prescription treatments that you administer to yourself at home. If you forget your treatment one day or lose track of time and end up taking the treatment late, this could cause hormone fluctuations. These fluctuations come with side effects, and it also means you aren’t getting a steady, constant stream of hormones. Pellets offer you a treatment approach without daily hassle!
Pellets also offer a unique approach to hormone therapy as they enhance how your body produces the important hormones it needs. As they are injected into your body, this promotes maximum absorption and performance for consistent, reliable results.
Some people choose to get around this by choosing injections. Injections are administered in an office by a medical professional, but they have to be done frequently in order to be effective.
Pellets, on the other hand, keep your hormones constant and level. Pellets are inserted under the fatty tissues in the buttock or flank area in a painless in-office procedure, where they will be effective for 3-6 months, depending on your gender. This eliminates the need for you to remember a daily treatment, and it also means you won’t need to visit us as often as you would with injections.
Other hormone treatment options may also cause unwanted side effects, like changes to the liver and clotting issues. These concerns are not seen when the patient undergoes bio-identical pellet hormone therapy.
What are Pellets Made Of?
Bio-identical hormone treatments are made of organic plant materials. This is often safer and more natural than hormone therapy that uses synthetic ingredients. The hormones in the pellets are often molecularly identical to the hormones that are naturally produced by the human body. The pellets are about the size of a grain of rice, so the organic materials have to be pressed into a solid compound. The hormones inside the pellet depend on where your deficiency lies. Common hormones include estradiol and testosterone.
Hormones are deeply personal, and unbalanced hormone levels vary from person to person. Two women who are experiencing the same symptoms may need completely different levels of hormone replacement therapy to find relief. That’s why our medical professionals will select your dose and adjust it according to your needs.
We strive to keep the hormone dose at the absolute minimum necessary in order to avoid complications. We will test your hormone levels regularly to make sure you are receiving the right dose for your needs.
From the beginning, EvexiPEL has been geared toward helping patients find a solution to their problems, not just put a band-aid over the situation. Nurse Practitioner Terri DeNeui founded EvexiPEL to help treat the underlying cause of an individual’s condition.
EvexiPEL doesn’t just produce hormone pellets, DeNeui and her team also train thousands of practitioners to administer hormone optimization treatments. Western medicine has mostly been focused on prescribing medications to treat symptoms, rather than doing a little more work to find the root cause. Treating the symptoms isn’t good enough, and in most cases patients need more. That’s where EvexiPEL and bio-identical pellet hormone therapy come in.
Another difference when it comes to choosing EvexiPEL is that many providers have been trained to use saliva to test hormone levels. Hormone levels from saliva, however, do not correspond to the hormone levels in your bloodstream. Basing a treatment plan off of saliva testing is rarely as effective as it could be. EvexiPEL providers have been trained to test hormone levels in the blood, which means you can be sure your treatment is accurate and effective. Your personalized hormone therapy plan is developed using the results of blood tests, DNA testing analysis, gut health considerations, and more! Additionally, EvexiPEL utilizes a unique dosing system to ensure your body is getting the specific and correct hormones you need.
Who is a Good Candidate?
Good candidates for this treatment include anyone who has unbalanced hormone levels. Not everyone’s symptoms are the same, which is why it is important to undergo testing in order to determine whether this treatment is right for you. Finding the underlying cause of your condition is the most important thing.
Hormone Therapy for Women
Women commonly experience imbalanced levels in estrogen, but they can also have imbalances in testosterone and progesterone, which can all negatively affect their lives. Menopause is usually the stage of life when women find their hormone levels decreasing. Again, symptoms can be different for everyone, but most women complain of:
- Sleeping problems
- Mood swings
- Weight gain
- Hot flashes
- And more
Each of these symptoms can easily disrupt a normal routine, but many women choose to ignore their symptoms because of the stigma surrounding menopause. Some women don’t realize that there is an effective treatment available to help return their quality of life.
Hormone Therapy for Men
Men commonly suffer from low testosterone as they get older, usually after they turn 35. While menopause is usually much more dramatic, men go through a similar phase of life known as andropause. As testosterone levels drop, men can experience:
- Brain fog
- Weight gain
- Muscle loss
- Mood swings
- Erectile dysfunction
- And more
Many men face social pressure to remain a strong, masculine figure, even as they get older. This can stop aging men from being able to seek treatment for their hormone imbalance. No one should ever have to go through life dealing with such disrupting and disturbing symptoms.
How Should I Prepare?
For women seeking bio-identical pellet hormone therapy, we recommend undergoing a mammogram and pap smear test before your appointment. It is also a good idea to stop taking blood thinners (such as aspirin and ibuprofen) one week before your appointment. Feel free to speak with our office staff if you have any questions about this.
What Can I Expect?
The pellet insertion procedure usually takes 15 minutes or less. Our provider will first numb the area, and then the rice grain-sized pellet will be inserted. Once the pellet has dissolved, there will be nothing left in the body. Most patients visit our practice to receive additional pellets 3-4 times a year.
When Will I See Results?
Just like every experiences a hormonal imbalance differently, the results from bio-identical pellet hormone therapy may not appear at the same time for everyone. Most of the time, however, the inserted pellet will begin to release hormones immediately, which will start to have an effect about a week about your treatment. Within 2-4 weeks you can begin to see some of your symptoms disappearing. When you visit our practice, our trained EvexiPEL provider can give you a more accurate timetable based on your hormone levels.
Is There Any Downtime?
There is very little downtime with bio-identical pellet hormone therapy. Once the pellet has been inserted, it is a good idea to avoid any lower body exercising that is more strenuous than walking. We also recommend avoiding immersing yourself in water and refraining from showering at least 24 hours after your treatment. The bandage can usually be removed a few days after your treatment, at which point you can return to your normal activities. Our professionals can give you more guidelines to follow to ensure that you achieve the best results possible.
If you are interested in learning more about bio-identical pellet hormone therapy and how it can benefit you, we encourage you to visit Radiant Divine Medical Spa. Our trained providers would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. We have practices conveniently located in Avon, Brecksville, and Medina. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!