Integrative Medicine Specialists located in Templeton, CA
If a decreased libido, chronic fatigue, and other symptoms of a hormone deficiency are interfering with your life, it may be the right time to consider hormone pellet therapy. At the Plateroti Center in Templeton, California, Carmelo Plateroti, DO, FAOCD, FAAD, is highly experienced in addressing menopause, andropause, and other conditions that cause a hormone imbalance. He offers effective bioidentical hormone replacement options, including pellet therapy, to alleviate symptoms and give your body what it needs. Schedule a consultation today, online or by phone, to learn more about the benefits of pellet therapy.
Pellet Therapy Q & A
What is bioidentical hormone replacement pellet therapy?
Pellet therapy is an effective way to deliver a steady supply of hormones to your body when symptoms of a hormone imbalance negatively impact your quality of life.
Dr. Plateroti uses bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) to replenish low hormone levels that result in symptoms like:
- Hair loss
- Weight gain
- Chronic fatigue
- Vaginal dryness
- Decreased libido
These symptoms are common with age-related hormone deficiencies, especially during menopause in women and andropause in men.
How does pellet therapy work?
Pellet therapy is highly effective at delivering a steady supply of needed hormones into your body. Dr. Plateroti places the pellets just under your skin, often in the hip or buttocks, during a simple in-office surgical procedure.
Once in place, the pellets provide a constant stream of hormones directly into your system. Unlike other delivery methods of hormone therapy, such as oral pills or injections, you can ensure you’re supplying your body with just the right dosage at all times.
Pellets rely on a time-release system to ensure there are no fluctuations in your treatment. Both men and women can achieve quick relief of symptoms from age-related hormone deficiencies.
How many times do I need to have pellets implanted?
There are several factors that influence how Dr. Plateroti designs your BHRT plan and specific brands of hormone pellets he uses. Typically, you can expect to receive three implants every year to keep your hormone levels stable.
However, the number of treatments you need depends on factors like your:
- Medical history
- Length of your therapy
Dr. Plateroti also ensures you can safely tolerate bioidentical hormones based on your current health and the severity of your symptoms.
Am I a good candidate for pellet therapy?
While Dr. Plateroti can determine if you’re a good candidate for pellet therapy based on your overall health, there are other factors to consider.
To qualify for BHRT, you shouldn’t smoke, as it can increase your risk for stroke and blood clots when on a hormone replacement therapy.
Your age may also play a factor in using hormone therapy effectively. While many older men and women who go through menopause or andropause can benefit from BHRT, there may also be an increased health risk for cancer or heart disease with its long-term use.
To find out if you’re a candidate for pellet therapy, schedule a consultation online or by phone today.