Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement


Our bodies function at peak performance when all of our hormonal systems are in balance. Dr. Marie Holder utilizes a unique approach to hormone replacement at our Yardley, Pa office. We use compounded bioidentical hormones to replace the levels of hormones lost through the aging process. We now offer pellet placement of hormones which allows your body to absorb the exact amount of hormone it needs throughout the day. Patients return every 4- 6 months for placement.

pellet Tweezers 1This approach has been shown to help with bone density, hair thickness, energy, hot flashes, libido, insomnia and well being.

Pellet Implants

The Best In Hormone Replacement Therapy

There are many drawbacks to conventional hormone therapy replacements. There can be side affects and/or other health risks with topical or oral methods. With topical there is always a significant risk of transfer to other people through direct contact, contact with bed sheets, clothing etc. that can be detrimental when transferred to children or other adults. Pellets provide a great alternative.

Data supports that testosterone implants effectively treat symptoms in both men and women. Implants, placed under the skin, consistently release small, physiologic doses of hormones providing optimal therapy without adverse effects.

Pellets, or implants are made up of hormones (i.e. testosterone) that are pressed or fused into very small solid cylinders. These pellets are larger than a grain of rice and smaller than a ‘Tic Tac’. In the United States, the majority of pellets are made by compounding pharmacists and delivered in sterile glass vials. There is a ‘FDA approved’ 75 mg testosterone pellet.

Pellets deliver consistent, healthy levels of hormones for 3-4 months in women and 4-5 months in men. They avoid the fluctuations, or ups and downs, of hormone levels seen with every other method of delivery. This is important for optimal health and disease prevention. Pellets do not increase the risk of blood clots like conventional or synthetic hormone replacement therapy.

In studies, when compared to conventional hormone replacement therapy, pellets have been shown to be superior for relief of menopausal symptoms, maintenance of bone density, restoration of sleep patterns, and improvement in sex drive, libido, sexual response and performance.

Testosterone delivered by a pellet implant, has been used to treat migraine and menstrual headaches. It also helps with vaginal dryness, incontinence, urinary urgency and frequency. In both men and women, testosterone has been shown to increase energy, relieve depression, increase sense of well being, relieve anxiety and improve memory and concentration. Testosterone, delivered by pellet implant, increases lean body mass (muscle strength, bone density) and decreases fat mass. Men and women need adequate levels of testosterone for optimal mental and physical health and for the prevention of chronic illnesses like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, which are associated with low testosterone levels.

Even patients who have failed other types of hormone therapy have a very high success rate with pellets. There is no other ‘method of hormone delivery’ that is as convenient for the patient as the implants. Implants have been used in both men and women since the late 1930’s. There is significant data that supports the use of testosterone implants in both men and women.

Some patients begin to ‘feel better’ within 24-48 hours while others may take a week or two to notice a difference. Diet and lifestyle, along with hormone balance are critical for optimal health. Stress is a major contributor to hormone imbalance and illness. Side effects and adverse drug events from prescription medications can interfere with the beneficial effects of the testosterone implant.

How long do pellets last?

Feel free to contact BodySmart Wellness to find out more about Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men and Women. This could be the answer for you. Quick and easy (about 15 – 20 minutes for an insertion) and you can be on your way to a healthier and happier lifestyle.

“Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy” can be a wonderful answer to getting your sexual desire, ability and sexual pleasure back. Low testosterone levels are frequently the problem with erectile dysfunction in men. Women need testosterone as well for a healthy libido. When testosterone, estradial, estrogen etc. are properly balanced, both libido and overall health improves in both men women.

Advantages of BHRT With Pellet Insertion

There are distinct advantages in using the insertion of BHRT pellets. With topical creams and gels there are peaks and valleys during the day and night. When topical is applied levels spike, and as the day goes by the levels diminish. With pellets, your body draws on the hormone pellets as needed. With topical creams and gels there is always the risk of transfer to your partner, children, clothes, bed sheets and blankets etc., all of which can pose a risk to those you come in contact with. As well, oral estrogen has been linked to an increase in certain types of cancer. BHRT pellets are simply placed just under the skin in the subcutaneous fat layer. You don’t see them or feel them and no one else can come in contact with them. Generally, insertion takes about 15 minutes. Once in… You’re good to go for months.

The benefits of BHRT are many. Along with enhancing sexual experience; overall health, energy, mood, weight control, muscle development and much more can be positively affected by bringing your hormones into balance. When hormones are as they should be, exercise brings better results, symptoms of menopause can be alleviated, mood swings can be reduced or eliminated, energy levels are higher, hormone based insomnia can be reduced and sometimes eliminated and more.

Enjoy an Improved Sex Life

Sex is both a primary enforcer and, under normal circumstances, a healthy natural drive. Many men and women however never fully experience the joy of a fulfilling sex life. For those who suffer from sexual dysfunction or loss of interest, thoughts of sexual intimacy can be painful, embarrassing, and discouraging. A fulfilling and joyful sex life is important in maintaining a healthy romantic adult relationship. Depending on the people involved, sex may have varying levels of importance in a relationship but it is always important to some level. Great sex life brings couples closer and enhances the relationship. A poor sex life can often do just the opposite. Poor sexual performance and/or an inability to fully enjoy the experience can lead to resentment, embarrassment, feelings of isolation and feelings of inadequacy (on the part of one or both partners) and can be a terrible blow to the person’s self esteem. Sexual intimacy provides partners with a unique and personal means of communication and an intimate feeling of being cared for and loved. As well it provides great physical pleasure and stimulation. Barring emotional and/or physical or health related problems; we are all predisposed to enjoy an active sex life. You can improve yours more quickly than you might think. Visit our web site, email, or call us today for more information about the wonderful benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy and Pellet Insertion.

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