When a hormone imbalance has been detected, hormone replacement therapy with bio-identical hormones is often prescribed. At InShape, we can identify hormone deficiencies at our state-of-the-art facility. Many doctors who treat those with hormone imbalances prescribe specially formulated cream to start a hormone replacement therapy plan. Being a long-term treatment, this cream must be applied frequently so the body can get the hormones it needs to function. InShape offers this form of hormone replacement therapy, but we also provide Hormone Pellet Therapy. This alternative treatment has proven to be very effective in treating those with hormone deficiencies and does not require the daily application of cream to maintain the benefits of hormone replacement.
What are the symptoms of hormone imbalances?
The most common symptoms of a hormone imbalance include:
- Hot flashes
- Weight Gain
- General fatigue
- Night sweats
- Lower than usual energy
- Discomfort during sex
- Vaginal dryness
- A confused or disorganized feeling, also known as “brain fog.”
What are bio-identical hormones? How are they delivered with a pellet instead of a cream?
When we determine the hormones your body is missing or does not have enough of, we prescribe hormones that match the exact chemical structure of the hormones your body would typically produce. These hormones are known as bio-identical hormones. These hormones are delivered in the form of a pellet that is placed just under the skin. Research has shown this method to be not only very safe but also quite effective in treating hormone imbalances.
What are the hormone pellets being placed under my skin made of and how do they work?
Pellets are made from organic plant materials combined with the hormone (or more than one if needed) that is being replaced through your therapy. These plant materials and hormones have similar molecular structures as the hormones found in your body. Once pressed together, the pellet is no bigger than a grain of cooked rice. The pellet is then placed under the skin in the hip area right in our office. The procedure is painless, and the pellet immediately begins to release small amounts of hormone directly into your bloodstream. This process is similar to how your body releases its natural hormones throughout the body.
Why should I choose hormone pellet therapy over other conventional hormone therapies?
Research has shown that hormone pellet therapy delivers a reliably consistent level of hormones into the bloodstream. Fluctuations can occur when using other delivery methods such as patches, creams, or pills. It also avoids changes in the liver that often accompany oral hormone therapy. It also eliminates the chances of increased clotting factors.
How long do hormone pellets last?
In women, we often see these pellets last three to five months. For men, they can expect their pellet to last 4 to 6 months.
Where are you located?
InShape is located at 107 Edinburgh S. Drive, Suite 215 Cary, NC 27511. Our hours of operation are:
We are now open
Monday – 10 am to 7 pm
Tuesday – 8 am to 7 pm