Hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, weight gain — these are just a few of the symptoms that can come with the transition through menopause. While every woman has her own experience as her body enters its post-reproductive years, many women are left struggling with serious quality-of-life issues. Thankfully, we have a solution — bioidentical hormone replacement therapy using pellets.
At Cross Roads Hormonal Health & Wellness, as our name suggests, our team understands the incredibly wide impact that fluctuating hormones can have on a woman’s body. For those women who are going through menopause, these fluctuations are large — and the decline more permanent.
If menopause has left you with unwanted changes in your body, here’s how pellet therapy can help.
Behind the change
The passage through menopause signals the stage when your ovaries begin to shut down. This means that you’re leaving your reproductive years as you will no longer be releasing any eggs. Your ovaries are also responsible for producing the lion’s share of your female hormones — namely estrogen and progesterone. While these hormones are largely associated with reproduction, they cast a wide net over your overall health and affect such areas as tissue health, as an example.
Because of the precipitous drop in your hormone levels, your body may undergo some unwanted changes, leaving you with one or more of the following:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Poor vaginal health
- Sleep issues
- Loss of libido
- Decreased bone density
As you can see by this list, these side effects are far more than fleeting hassles and can greatly affect your life.
One of the best ways to offset the unwelcome changes that come with menopause is through hormone replacement therapy, and we’ve taken this therapy one step further with our bioidentical hormone pellets.
These pellets are made from natural, plant-based resources that mimic the molecular structure of your hormones. Rather than fussing with daily medications, spot creams, or suppositories, we place these tiny pellets (about the size of a grain of rice) just below the surface of your skin where they slowly release the bioidentical hormones into your system.
The pellets last from 3-6 months, and they work to regulate your hormone levels and control your symptoms. If the therapy proves effective, we simply replace the pellets when necessary so that you can maintain your great results.
If your symptoms are still evident and causing problems, we can make any necessary adjustments in the dosing so that you can regain your quality of life.
If you’d like to offset the symptoms of menopause and take charge of your life again, simply contact our office in Cross Roads, Texas, to set up an appointment.