OB/GYN North Dallas
Randall J. Burt, MD
OB-GYN located in Plano, TX
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) offers relief to women struggling with uncomfortable symptoms of menopause or hormone imbalance issues. But when it comes to HRT, not all methods or equal. Leading OB/GYN Dr. Randall J. Burt, located in Plano, Texas, advocates hormone pellet therapy, which provides the benefits of conventional hormone replacement with less hassle and risk.
Hormonal Imbalance Q & A
What is hormone pellet therapy?
Hormone pellet therapy uses small implants of bio-identical hormones placed under the skin to deliver hormones to women struggling with symptoms caused by declining hormone levels. This delivery method ensures that the dosage is healthy and consistent for three to six months. After three to six months, the pellets dissolve naturally on their own, so they don't need to be removed. If further treatment is needed, Dr. Burt implants new pellets.
What conditions can be treated with hormone pellet therapy?
Dr. Burt uses hormone pellet therapy to treat a range of conditions, including:
- Hormone imbalance
- Severe menstrual symptoms
- Postpartum depression
- Migraine headaches
- Sleeping disorders
What risks are associated with hormone pellet therapy?
Because hormone pellet therapy delivers a steady dose of hormones, it is considered significantly less risky than other hormone delivery methods. Hormone pellets are also monitored closely to ensure the pellets are keeping levels where they should be. Hormone pellet therapy carries a much lower risk of breast cancer than high dose estrogen supplements. Some side effects may include:
- Temporary breast tenderness
- Temporary water weight gain
- Puberty-like symptoms
Each of these is temporary as the body adjusts to proper hormone levels. With 24-48 to one week, most patients start to notice an improvement of the symptoms they're treating with hormone pellet therapy.
Why choose bioidentical hormones?
Dr. Burt recommends bioidentical hormones be used in hormone pellet therapy. They are more effective and carry less risk than other hormone replacement delivery methods. If you're suffering from the symptoms of menopause or another hormonal condition, there are options for treatment. Talk to Dr. Burt for clear guidance as to the best treatments to help with your condition, which may include hormone pellet therapy. These safe, effective treatments can give you relief from bothersome symptoms.
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