What is BHRT?
Biological hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is aimed to restore physiological hormone levels in hormone deficient patients through an individualized approach. Based on a person’s exact hormone levels, BHRT uses customized doses of bioidentical hormones, which are chemically identical to the body’s naturally occurring hormones, to improve hormone insufficiencies.
What Are Pellets?
Fused pellets are a small cylindrical form of drug delivery that, when implanted under the skin by a physician, dissolve and release steady physiological doses of biological hormones over a period of several months.
Hormone replacement therapy by pellet implantation has been shown to be superior to other methods of hormone delivery because it supplies hormone blood levels that more closely resemble the body’s natural hormone cycle.
Fused pellets dissolve under the skin and therefore do not need to be removed. Pellets simply need to be replaced every 3-5 months for women or every 4-6 months for men, depending on patient-specific factors.
Why Use Pellets?
Using BHRT fused pellets eliminates the need for frequent administration of hormone therapy as is necessary with topical, vaginal, and oral therapy, thereby improving medication adherence and decreasing fluctuations in hormone levels.
Additionally, hormones delivered by pellet implantation have few adverse effects associated with blood clotting, blood pressure, lipid levels, blood glucose levels, and liver function.