stressed woman, menopause symptoms

Are you in your mid-40s or older and experiencing changes in mood or sex drive, pain with intercourse, frequent changes in body temperature throughout the day, insomnia, or weight gain? The culprit is likely menopause-related hormone depletion that occurs naturally with age!

While the average age a women reaches menopause in the United States is 51, the natural biological process can happen in your 40s or 50s (or earlier with surgically-induced menopause after the ovaries are removed). You DO NOT need to live with these symptoms!

With the addition of Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy into your wellness routine, you can turn back the clock on your menopause symptoms and feel like yourself again! After a full lab workup, the experts at Tampa Bay Total Wellness will determine your hormone deficiencies and develop a customized plan to get your levels to where you need to look and feel your best. With four different BHRT options, there is a treatment plan that works for everyone.

Tampa Bay Total Wellness: BHRT Options – something for everyone!

BHRT Pellet Therapy
Hormone pellets are a specific form of delivery for bio-identical hormone replacement therapy that uses tiny pellets inserted just under the skin. The pellets slowly release natural forms of estrogen and/or testosterone into the body to balance hormones. Pellets are inserted by a medical professional in-office once every 3-4 months. A numbing agent is used, and the procedure is quick and painless – about 15 minutes total. This is a great option for a patient who does not want to have to think about treating themselves from home daily or weekly (see below options).

Not all pellets are made the same – beware of cheap, unnatural options! At TBTW, we take pride in using Belmar pellets. These are made without synthetic binders (like stearic acid) which some pellet manufacturers add to their product. The team at Tampa Bay Total Wellness encourages this treatment modality for BHRT since the slow, gradual release from pellet therapy mimics our body’s own release of hormones and restores the body’s homeostasis.

BHRT Topical Creams
Hormone topical creams allow the right dose of hormones to be absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream.  Creams are applied daily by the patient in the comfort of their own home.

BHRT Sublingual RDTs and Troches
Specially compounded RDT’s (rapid dissolving tablets) and troches release hormones by saliva into the bloodstream.  Taken daily at bedtime by the patient in the comfort of their own home.

BHRT Testosterone Injections
Injectable testosterone therapy is a great option for men and women who are not able to come into the office for the pellet therapy. The patient takes home their own package.

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