Many people experience a variety of uncomfortable symptoms that are related to hormonal imbalances. These symptoms can disrupt sleep, cause physical discomfort, and even have an impact on your relationships. If you have been experiencing symptoms that you think may be related to a hormonal imbalance, we can help at ALC Medspa.
At our medspa in Gurnee, IL, we are dedicated to the health and well-being of all of our patients. We want you to have the energy and stamina needed to get through your day both when you are young and as you age. With our pellet hormone therapy, we are able to help our patients restore healthy hormone levels to their bodies and enjoy more energy, higher libido, and a better mood.
Understanding Hormonal Imbalances
Your hormones are chemical messengers that play a crucial role in regulating the functions of your body. This can include your metabolism, mood, quality of sleep, and much more. Hormonal imbalances are something that can happen at any age. They can be triggered by everything from puberty to pregnancy and can be especially frustrating during menopause or andropause.
While these times of growth and aging are a part of life, we think that all the negative symptoms that come along with hormonal changes shouldn’t be a normal part of the experience. With our BHRT treatments, we can help you move through stages such as menopause while retaining your quality of life.
What Is BHRT?
BHRT is short for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. This is a personalized treatment that takes into account your hormonal imbalances and then restores the needed hormones through the use of a pellet. This pellet is inserted into your skin through an easy and pain-free procedure, and then you will receive a steady supply of the hormones that you need until your next procedure.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is beneficial because it uses hormones that are identical in molecular structure to those that are produced by your body. These hormones are derived from plants, and BHRT pellets are custom-compounded to meet your needs.
Types of Hormones Used in BHRT
The most common hormones that are used in hormone pellets are testosterone and estrogen. Testosterone is a male sex hormone that is also present to some extent in women. This hormone is responsible for the regulation of many things, including bone density, mood, libido, and overall well-being.
Estrogen is a hormone that plays a crucial role in mood regulation, cognitive function, metabolism, energy levels, and weight management. Even small imbalances in either of these hormones can have a major impact on your health and wellbeing.
Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Improved Energy Levels
Balancing hormones through pellet hormone therapy can help to increase energy levels and reduce fatigue throughout the day. It can also help improve your sleep which can give you even more sustained and healthy energy throughout the day.
Imbalances in hormones can cause low libido in men and women. It can also cause uncomfortable symptoms that can make sex more difficult or less appealing such as vaginal dryness, difficulty reaching orgasm, or erectile dysfunction. Hormone pellets can help restore sexual function.
Relief From Menopause and Andropause Symptoms
BHRT pellet therapy can be an excellent treatment for those experiencing symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes, decreased energy levels, and more. It can also be helpful for men who are going through andropause and who have lower levels of testosterone.
Better Mood and Emotional Well-Being
If you are suffering from anxiety, irritability, or depression as a result of a hormonal imbalance, BHRT therapy can help to stabilize your mood.
Reduced Risk of Some Diseases
Pellet hormone therapy may be able to help reduce the risk of certain diseases such as heart disease, osteoporosis, or dementia by restoring hormone levels that are important for everything from bone health to cognitive health.
Benefits for Both Men and Women
One of the major benefits of BHRT is that it can be helpful for both men and women. By identifying your individual needs, we can find the right balance of hormones that can help address your unique concerns.
The Pellet Hormone Therapy Process
Your initial BHRT therapy consultation will include specialized testing to identify the hormones that you may be lacking. Then specific personalized pellets will be created for placement in your skin.
Pellet Insertion Procedure
During your BHRT pellet therapy, we will numb the area using local anesthetic and make a small incision in your skin so that we can place the BHRT pellets into the fat layer. This is done using a special trocar that can place it deep in the tissue. Then the incision will be closed using Steri-Strips. You can return to normal activities right away.
Follow-Up Care and Monitoring
After your BHRT treatment, we will continue to monitor you through follow-up treatments to make sure you are responding well to the pellets and that you are receiving all of the expected benefits. Treatments can be adjusted depending on the results that you experience after treatment.
Pellet Hormone Therapy for Increased Wellness
Pellet hormone therapy is one method that can be used to treat hormonal imbalances and reduce uncomfortable symptoms. At ALC Medspa in Gurnee, IL, we would love to talk to you about your symptoms and whether this treatment may be right for you. You can contact us through our website by filling out an online form, or you can call us at (847) 565-1008.