5 Great Benefits of Pellet-based Hormone Replacement Therapy

5 Great Benefits of Pellet-based Hormone Replacement Therapy

Each year in the United States, more than one million pass through menopause, which can bring some unwelcome changes. Thankfully, we can greatly ease this transition with pellet hormone replacement therapy.

Hot flashes, vaginal dryness, weight gain, moodiness, thinning bones — the potential side effects of menopause are far-reaching and can have no small impact on your overall health and wellness. 

Though not all of the more than one million women who transition through menopause each year in the United States struggle with this transition, many do.

For decades, hormone replacement therapy has been the go-to solution for easing women through menopause and beyond, and it still is. But, the team here at Bay Area Physicians for Women’s Health has taken this approach to the next level with our pellet hormone replacement therapy. 

Here are some of the many benefits of pellet hormone replacement therapy.

1.Hormone replacement pellets are easy to use

One of the biggest benefits of pellet hormone replacement therapy is that we insert the tiny pellets, which are about the size of a kernel of rice, just under your skin, usually in your buttocks. Once they’re in place, you don’t have to give them another thought as they slowly release the hormones over the course of four months.


This means there are no daily patches, messy vaginal creams, or monthly injections to figure out.

2. The replacement hormones are identical to your own

The pellets release hormones that are chemically identical to the ones that your body produces (estrogen and testosterone). This means that your body responds well to them. Better still,  the bioidentical hormones are are ethically sourced from plants

3. Say bye-bye to hot flashes and night sweats

The effect that hot flashes and night sweats can have on your life is surprisingly large. These vasomotor symptoms disrupt sleep and wreak havoc during the day as you sweat through your clothes. Not to mention, these sudden flashes of heat are downright uncomfortable.

Our pellet hormone therapy can make hot flashes and night sweats virtually disappear thanks to a bump in reproductive hormones that regulate your internal body temperature better.

4. Improve your sex life

Did you know that more than half of women between the ages of 51 and 60 report issues with vaginal dryness? Not to mention, many postmenopausal women complain of lower libido.

With our pellet hormone replacement therapy, we can restore lubrication in your vagina, improve the health of your vaginal walls, and possibly bump your libido.

And, as we mentioned earlier, the pellets accomplish this far more cleanly than vaginal estrogen creams or suppositories.

5. Keep your bones strong

About half of women over the age of 50 will break a bone because of osteoporosis or loss of bone density. With pellet hormone replacement therapy, we can discourage the bone loss that often comes with menopause, which goes a long way toward preventing fractures.

If you’d like to learn more about our pellet hormone replacement therapy or to see whether you’re a candidate, we invite you to  contact our office in Mobile, Alabama, to set up a consultation.