24411 Health Center Dr. , Suite 200, Laguna Hills CA 92653

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Delivery Methods

Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy in Laguna Hills, CA

Bioidentical hormone therapy, or BHRT, is quickly becoming the preferred method for treating hormonal imbalances. From low estrogen and low testosterone to thyroid gland complications, BHRT provides a safe, effective solution.

If you've looked into BHRT, you may have noticed that several methods of administering hormones are available. If you need more information about which type of BHRT is best for your needs, please call (949) 829-4929 or contact Dr. Ann Marie Raffo online.

BHRT Patches

A common way of administering bioidentical hormones is with transdermal patches. Similar to other patch-based medications, a sticker is applied to your neck, arm or leg. With this patch, hormones such as progesterone or estrogen are released to your body.

With patches, the hormones directly enter your bloodstream and are absorbed quickly. With patches, it's important to avoid direct sunlight and especially exposure to tanning beds.

BHRT Gels & Creams

BHRT creams and BHRT gels, like patches, are transdermal. This means that the bioidentical hormones are placed on the skin and absorbed through your bloodstream. Many patients prefer using gels and creams because the method of application is so familiar; it's not dissimilar to applying skin lotion.

BHRT Pills & Tablets

Pills and tablets are a popular, safe way to administer bioidentical hormones. BHRT pills are taken orally and metabolized through the liver.

It's important to take BHRT pills and tablets at a consistent time every day, for the length of the treatment.

BHRT Pellets

Injected pellets are a cutting edge form of BHRT. Unlike the other forms of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, the pellet procedure is performed at a doctor's office. A small injection places a pellet implant under your skin.

The injected pellet slowly releases hormones throughout the day. A typical pellet lasts from four to six months. Some patients prefer pellet therapy to the other methods because it requires no day-to-day dose. This leaves no room for forgetfulness or patient application error.

Start Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Now

Bioidentical hormones can provide relief for a variety of health issues. With the many types of BHRT treatment available, it's best to talk to a doctor as soon as you can. For more information, please call (949) 829-4929 or contact Dr. Ann Marie Raffo online.

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24411 Health Center Dr.
Suite 200
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
(949) 829-4929
www.ocwmg.com

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