Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a supplemental treatment that’s used to counteract the hormonal shifts of menopause. In addition to helping relieve common symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats, HRT can also help alleviate mood swings, sleep problems, and low energy. The experienced team at North Carolina Weight and Wellness provide advanced HRT services, using bioidentical hormone pellets. If you’re tired of living with the bothersome effects of menopause, call or book your appointment online today.

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone Replacement TherapyHRT is simply a way to give your body a supplement of the reproductive hormones that it’s no longer making at the same levels. The physician at North Carolina Weight and Wellness can use a simple saliva test to assess your current hormone levels.

For women, HRT involves a customized prescription for estrogen and progesterone to help alleviate the symptoms of menopause and reduce some of the associate health risks. HRT is commonly available in the form of a pill, skin patch, gel, cream, spray, or implantation pellet.

What are the benefits of hormone therapy?

Menopausal women who take a personalized HRT prescription can find substantial relief from most of their hormone-related symptoms, including:

  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Mood changes and sleep problems
  • Vaginal dryness and painful sex
  • Weight gain and slowed metabolism
  • Dry skin and thinning hair

Because osteoporosis is associated with reduced estrogen levels, HRT may also help preserve bone density and protect against fractures.

What are hormone pellets?

The team at North Carolina Weight and Wellness offers hormone pellet implants, an advanced form of HRT that involves surgically placing a tiny cylinder of bioidentical hormones underneath your skin.

Hormone pellets consistently deliver small doses of hormones to keep your blood levels stable, which can boost your energy, improve your mood, and help you sleep better.

Bioidentical hormones, which are derived from plant sources, are identical in molecular structure to the hormones that your body makes. Because your body can’t distinguish them from its own hormones, they function in the exact same way as your natural hormones.

Conventional HRT, on the other hand, uses synthetic hormones, which are structurally different than your natural hormones. This could be why conventional HRT is sometimes associated with adverse side effects.