Is Hormone Therapy Right for You?


If you are a woman over the age of forty and are experiencing symptoms such as fatigue, moodiness and lack of libido, you may be in Perimenopause or Menopause. Perimenopause is the stage of a woman’s reproductive life when the ovaries gradually begin to produce less Estrogen. This stage begins for most women in their 40s and leads up to Menopause. Menopause is the stage of a woman’s life where the ovaries stop producing both Estrogen and Progesterone. At this time, women no longer produce an egg every month and menstruation stops. For most women, menopause occurs around the age of 50, however, it can occur many years before or after age 50.

Hormone Pellet Therapy is a gynecologic procedure used to treat the symptoms of Perimenopause and Menopause. The procedure involves painlessly inserting bioidentical hormones in pellets the size of rice grains under the skin.  The hormones are then released into the body similar to the way that working ovaries release hormones in women who have not yet entered into Perimenopause or Menopause. This therapy can also be used to counter the loss of bone density in postmenopausal women. Hormone Pellet Therapy has been proven to be safe and effective in many women and is being offered by Obstetrics and Gynecology practices all over the United States.

Hormone Pellet Therapy is just one of the options used to treat the symptoms of Perimenopause and Menopause. For more information about Perimenopausal and Menopausal symptoms and to find out if you are a candidate for this procedure, talk to a qualified gynecologist in your local area.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Carlos Alarcon, Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A.