Estrogen Pellet Therapy in Bellevue, WA
Estrogen is a very important hormone, one that regulates many functions in the body. Many women suffer from estrogen hormone imbalance, where the body is producing either too much estrogen or too little. Estrogen imbalance has many serious symptoms, including emotional distress, weight gain, breast soreness, frequent bleeding or heavy bleeding. However, estrogen imbalance is treatable with estrogen pellet therapy.
What is Estrogen Pellet Therapy?
Estrogen pellet therapy is a treatment designed to combat estrogen hormone imbalance. Estrogen is a hormone that primarily regulates secondary sexual characteristics, among many other things. In all, estrogen has over 400 functions in the body.
Estrogen imbalance causes many noticeable symptoms. These include:
- Hot flashes
- Mood swings
- Low libido
- Collagen loss
- Bone loss
Estrogen affects serotonin and dopamine, often nicknamed the “happy chemicals” of the brain. Most often, estrogen loss is associated with menopause and perimenopause. There is also evidence that menopause-related estrogen loss can contribute to development of rheumatoid arthritis.
How Does Estrogen Pellet Therapy Work?
Estrogen imbalance is best treated with estrogen pellet therapy. It's important to understand that there are three different types of estrogen that the body produces:
- Estrone (E1)
- Estradiol (E2)
- Estriol (E3)
Each of these types of estrogen has different functions; for example, estrone is most common in postmenopausal women, and estriol is a major part of the pregnancy cycle. Estradiol is the most dominant and strongest form of estrogen, and it is the type used in estrogen pellet therapy.
Also called estradiol pellet therapy, this treatment uses estrogen that is identical to what the body naturally produces. Estradiol can also be delivered through the use of patches, pills, suppositories and vaginal rings. However, these methods are far less effective because:
- Pellets produce more reproducible estrogen levels faster and remain steady longer than patches.
- Estradiol levels with patches fluctuate widely.
- Estradiol delivered via patches, pills and other methods can produce a host of unwanted side effects, including stomach upset, nausea/vomiting, bloating, breast tenderness, headache or weight changes. A more serious side effect includes blood clots that can contribute to heart attacks, strokes, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
In essence, estrogen pellet therapy provides a more consistent and hassle-free experience. We provide hormone pellet therapy to women suffering from estrogen imbalance and deficiency. The BioTE® method of estrogen pellet therapy provides consistent hormone doses with no “roller coaster” effect, and it is more efficient for patient compliance.
Request Estrogen Pellet Therapy Information Today
Estrogen pellet therapy is a safe and effective treatment that has been in use for 80+ years. Request more information about estrogen pellet therapy treatment today: Call (253) 572-4115 or contact Dr. Barbara Mack online.