Pellet Therapy

Corey Howard, MD, FACP, FMNM, FAARFM -  - Board Certified Internal Medicine

Howard Health And Wellness

Corey Howard, MD, FACP, FMNM, FAARFM

Board Certified Internal Medicine located in Naples, FL

Howard Health and Wellness is committed to helping men and women restore and maintain vitality and well-being through natural and safe hormonal solutions. Dr. Howard chooses to prescribe bioidentical hormones, meaning they are the same molecular structure as the body’s natural hormones. Bioidentical hormones are available in variety of formulations, including hormone patches, topical creams, vaginal inserts, and in some cases pills. Another choice for delivery of hormones is the hormone pellet which is placed under the skin into the body fat and is an excellent way to provide continuous hormone therapy in both men and women.

Pellet Therapy Q & A

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement with Pellet Therapy:

An Overview

Bioidentical hormone replacement pellets are small (rice sized) and are placed under the skin to release a specific measured amount of hormones. Pellet therapy delivers consistent and physiologic (meaning what your body would make) levels of hormones and can last for several months. Both estradiol and testosterone are available in pellet form.

Pellet Protocol

During your initial consultation Dr. Howard will take a detailed history including discussing nutrition and fitness and then order baseline testing which may be from the blood, saliva and/or urine. This testing helps to determine which method of hormone regulation may be best for you. The pellets are placed in the upper buttocks after being numbed with a local anesthetic. The procedure takes only 10-15 minutes. The pellets dissolve over time and can last 3-4 months typically. For women, Dr. Howard strongly recommends balancing estrogens, progesterone, and testosterone. Additional creams may also be recommended. Dr. Howard will discuss all of this with you and answer all your questions regarding hormone therapy.

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What Are the Benefits of Hormone Pellet Therapy?

There are many benefits of Hormone Pellet Therapy for Men and Women:

  • Improved Libido and Better Sexual Performance – Usually, the first benefits that both men and women on hormone pellet therapy experience are an increased sex drive and improved sexual performance.
  • Increased Energy and Stamina hormone therapy increases metabolism, which improves your ability to turn fat into energy.
  • Increased Ability to Burn Fat and Build Muscle – Hormone replacement therapy only improves your ability to burn fat. It improves your ability to build lean muscle. That results in weight loss and a leaner, fitter you.
  • Stronger Bones – Hormone pellet therapy leads to stronger, healthier bones and decreases your risk of osteoporosis and osteoporosis-related fractures.
  • Improved Mood – Hormone replacement therapy has been shown to improve mood and lessen the occurrence of anxiety, depression, and other emotional difficulties.
  • Improved Memory and Cognition – Hormone pellet therapy can improve memory, focus, and concentration.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Howard today to discuss how to feel your best with bioidentical pellet therapy.