To treat the drop in energy, decreased sex drive and other debilitating symptoms of hormone imbalances, the Dallas Anti-Aging Institute offers Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, or BHRT, to its male and female patients.
Bioidentical hormones, derived from plants, are identical in chemical structure and function to those produced by humans naturally—unlike animal-based and lab-synthesized hormones that may act differently in the body.
In the BHRT procedure, rice-sized pellets are custom-formulated for each patient and implanted under the skin where they release a steady flow of hormones over a 3 to 4 month period. These include Bioidentical estrogen (Estriol and Estradiol) that relieves hot flashes, night sweats and other symptoms of menopause, as well as possibly providing cardiovascular benefits and protection against osteoporosis.
Bioidentical testosterone pellets may increase energy, muscle mass, bone density and sex drive in men, and in smaller amounts offer similar benefits and mood enhancement in women. The ideal amount of hormone is determined by the patient’s questionnaires, lab results, weight, height and gender.
“BHRT pellet implantation is a virtually painless, effective procedure for restoring energy and facilitates an active sex life lost through hormonal imbalance,” says G. Pat Sharratt, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Medical Director at the Dallas Anti-Aging Institute. “Treatments are needed only 3 to 4 times a year, compared to frequently applying messy creams or undergoing weekly injections.”
For those whose estrogen is too high, Dr. Sharratt can prescribe an anti-estrogen pellet to lower the level of the hormone. A simple blood test can determine a patient’s current hormone levels, and a plan for treatment developed based on the findings.
Whether caused by one of numerous medical conditions, or by the natural process of aging, hormonal imbalances and their symptoms can be successfully reversed through long-lasting BHRT pellet implants.