Dr. Paul Parmelee was recently certified as a Bioidentical Hormone Replacement (BHRT) Provider. He will be offering BHRT (Pellet Therapy) beginning on August 18th in the Le Mars location of Floyd Valley Clinics. BHRT is a personalized and natural approach to hormone replacement. Appointments can be made by calling (712) 546-3670.
Hormonal imbalances occur when there is too much or too little of a hormone in the bloodstream. Because of their importance, even the smallest hormonal imbalance can cause side effects throughout the body. This can cause a variety of symptoms including:
Signs and symptoms of hormonal imbalance in women include:
- Night sweats
- Hot flashes or flushes
- Decreased sex drive
- Weight gain
- Trouble sleeping
- Mood swings
- Low mood
- Discomfort during intercourse
Signs and symptoms of low testosterone and hormonal imbalance in men include:
- Low sex drive
- Loss of muscle mass
- Increased body fat (especially in the waist area)
- Decreased bone mass
- Mood changes
- Low mood
- Brain fog
- Elevated blood sugar
- High cholesterol
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and would like to learn more, your first step is to make an appointment with Dr. Parmelee. A patient’s hormone replacement eligibility will be determined during an office visit after conducting an extensive lab analysis.
If hormone replacement therapy would benefit the patient, the pellet will be inserted during an in-office visit. Once in the procedure room, an insertion site, usually somewhere around the upper buttocks, is numbed and a small incision is made. The hormone pellet is then inserted. When completed, the site is covered with a small bandage. The pellet dissolves, and the body absorbs the contents over several months, leaving nothing behind to remove. After pellet insertion, you may continue most of your normal daily activities almost immediately.
Every patient’s symptoms are unique, so each journey is customized to fit those needs. Some patients report seeing improvement in as little as four weeks, but full optimization can take up to six months. Everyone deserves to feel better no matter their age. If you are tired of dealing with the symptoms of hormone imbalance and want to take action, please call us today! Referrals are not necessary, but please check with your insurance company to see if this service is covered. You may proceed at your own cost if you wish to receive treatment.
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