Integrative Medicine located in Phoenix, AZ
Men and women both can experience changes in hormone levels as they get older, which can cause a number of life-altering symptoms. If you’re looking for relief from these symptoms, but don’t want to take traditional hormone replacement medication, you may want to consider bioidentical hormone therapy (BHRT). Kevin Chan, DO, MS, MMM, FASA, FIAHM, FAAMFM, at Pineapple Health in Phoenix is certified in hormone pellet insertion and offers EvexiPEL® BHRT to restore hormone balance. To learn more, call the office or schedule an appointment online.
Evexipel Q & A
What is BHRT?
BHRT is a more natural alternative to traditional hormone therapy. The hormones used for treatment are created from natural sources, such as yams or soy, and act just like the hormones in your body.
Like traditional hormone treatments, BHRT comes in many forms, including pills, creams, and pellets.
Who is a good candidate for BHRT?
As you get older, your hormone levels decrease and cause a number of symptoms. For many, these symptoms can affect their quality of life.
Common symptoms include:
- Hot flashes and night sweats
- Weight gain
- Difficulty sleeping
- Low sex drive
- Vaginal dryness in women
- Erectile dysfunction in men
Dr. Chan determines if you’re a good candidate for BHRT after an examination, review of your medical history, and a check of your hormone levels.
Hormone imbalance can affect anyone at any age. If you’re feeling less than your usual self, your hormones may be to blame. The specialists at Pineapple Health offer a hormone balance test to see if you would benefit from BHRT.
What are BHRT pellets?
Pineapple Health offers two brands of BHRT pellets to help restore hormone balance, including EvexiPEL. Dr. Chan and his team of specialists determine the best type of pellet for you based on your symptoms and overall health.
The BHRT pellets are designed to match your specific hormonal needs. Unlike other forms of BHRT, the pellets, which get placed under your skin, release hormones in response to your body’s signals.
How do you place the pellets?
Dr. Chan is certified in hormone pellet insertion. To place your pellet, Dr. Chan makes a small incision in your buttocks and inserts the pellet in the fatty tissue. The incision is then covered with a bandage while it heals. The entire procedure only takes a few minutes.
It may take a few weeks for you to notice the improvements in your symptoms after your pellet is placed. Due to your individual hormonal needs, replacement time varies. The specialists at Pineapple Health monitor you, your symptoms, and your hormone levels and make recommendations for replacement as needed.
To learn more about BHRT and EvexiPEL, call Pineapple Health, or schedule a consultation using the online booking button.