Everything You Need To Know About Hormone Pellets

Use of hormone therapy administered via subcutaneous pellets has exploded.  Driven by an incredible patient experience and customized dosing, the therapy is becoming the preferred patient option.  

At TheraPellET, we’re here to answer all your questions! Below are some common questions we receive from patients looking to receive hormone therapy.

What Are Hormone Pellets?

Simply put, hormone pellets are small implants that medical professionals insert under the skin. These implants periodically release small doses of specified hormones, often referred to as bioidentical hormones.

These bioidentical hormones are not manufactured in labs. In fact, the hormones are sourced from plants and are Identical to the ones that the human body produces naturally.

These hormone pellets often contain a mix of hormones like, estradiol, estrone, dehydroepiandrosterone, and testosterone. These pellets require a prescription from a doctor, and are pending approval from the FDA.

Are Hormone Pellets Safe?

While the FDA approval is still pending on compounded hormone therapy, many people believe hormone pellets work better than FDA-approved drugs. 

Studies are currently underway to fully process the effectiveness and safety of hormone pellets.

The FDA has signed off on some bioidentical hormones. However, compounded hormone pellets, which are a mixture of hormones customized to the person receiving treatment, have yet to receive complete approval.

Despite the FDA process, it’s widely considered among medical practitioners that the hormone pellet implantation and process is very safe. Ensure that you keep your practitioners informed on any concerns prior and during the hormone therapy process.

What Are The Side Effects of Hormone Pellets?

The side effects of hormone pellets vary depending on the levels and types of hormones. In addition to the health of the person receiving treatment.

For those receiving higher doses of testosterone, the following side effects are common:

  • Irritability
  • Acne
  • Hair growth in areas such as face, chest, torso, and back.
  • Male pattern baldness

Every person reacts differently, it’s best to have a thorough discussion with your doctor prior to engaging in hormone therapy.

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