From effecting your metabolic health, cognitive well-being, immune system, mood and energy, and your sexual and reproductive health as well as your body’s structura integrity, your hormones have a powerful impact body and mind. Dr. Catherine Kodama at BioAge Health in Eagan, Minnesota and the surrounding areas of the Twin Cities, offers customized bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to help men and women feel their best again. To learn more about hormone replacement therapy using pellet therapy, call BioAge Health today or schedule a consultation online.
What is Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy?
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) helps to restore and balance hormones changes that some women start to experience in perimenopause and menopause. Hormone replacement helps to restore declining hormones from aging, to optimal levels for wellness and longevity.
Bio-identical HRT uses hormones that are structurally identical to the versions of these hormones that our body makes, rather than the synthetic hormones that have been linked to increased risk of disease. These bio-identical forms have been proven to be safe, and all of our bodies have already been exposed to them through-out our reproductive years.
Loss of hormones can lead to symptoms like:
- Hot flashes /night sweats
- Memory loss
- Sexual dysfunction
- Heart disease
- Loss of muscle mass
- Loss of skin tone
What are the benefits of bioidentical HRT?
BHRT can reduce the incidence and severity of various perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms like fatigue, brain fog, mood changes, poor quality sleep, decreased libido, weight gain, decreased physical stamina, night sweats, hot flashes and vaginal dryness.
Treatment of menopause can also reduce the occurrence of disease associated with aging, including osteoporosis, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and call also effect carbohydrate and lipid metabolism.
What type of HRT does Dr. Kodama recommend?
Dr. Kodama provides a customized, optimized approach to BHRT based on your body’s specific needs based on a complete medical history review, interview, education, and a collaborative treatment process with the patient.
A complete treatment regimen may include these bio-identical hormones: testosterone, progesterone, estrogen, thyroid hormone, DHEA as well as targeted supplements. Dr. Kodama does not recommend oral Estrogen or testosterone due to the increased risk of blood clots, including deep venous thrombosis (leg clots), pulmonary embolism, stroke and heart attack. She does not recommend the use of synthetic progestins for menopausal management due to increased risks with progestins.
Prior to establishing an HRT plan, Dr. Kodama evaluates your labs and blood work to determine which balance of bio-identical hormones may be right for you.
Dr. Kodama provides a treatment plan for bio-identical hormone replacement using pellet therapy, a reliable, convenience method of hormone delivery.
How does pellet therapy work?
Pellet therapy is a superior form of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy that helps to restore hormone levels to normal ranges in women. Extracted from a botanical source, this natural hormone therapy comes in the form of a small pellet, about the size of a grain of rice. Implanted under your skin, the bioidentical pellets release the specific amount of hormone your body needs. As a result, the pellets safely and effectively resolve the symptoms associated with your low hormone levels.
Dr. Kodama determines the dosage you need to meet your specific needs. She can adjust the dosing as your body changes. She may recommend some women to eventually take a progesterone pill once daily as well for complete hormone balance. Hormone levels are checked periodically for safe monitoring.
To learn more about the benefits of HRT, call Dr. Kodama or schedule a consultation online.
- Testosterone and/or estradiol pellets provide steady, consistent levels over 3-4 months for women
- Convenience in dosing (insertions involve a minor procedure and are done 3-4 times a year)
- Provides efficient, effective therapy with quick onset
- No messy creams or potential transfer of hormones to close family