Hormone Replacement Therapy

Karen E. Kennedy, MD

Gynecology & Aesthetics located in Gulf Breeze, FL

Hormones are chemical messengers that promote health and wellness and even prevent some diseases. Restoring and balancing hormones can make a significant difference in your quality of life, and Karen E. Kennedy, MD, wants to help women in the Florida panhandle and surrounding areas, do just that. She offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy with any traditional hormone replacement methods as well as BioTE® pellets inserted just under the skin. Call the office to learn about this easy procedure that can restore your sense of self, or you can book an appointment using the online tool.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement usually uses bioidentical hormones to replace the depleted natural hormones in the body.  Women are based on estrogen and progesterone, the “other” female hormone.  When hormone levels decrease, we can experience imbalances and deficiencies, which cause various symptoms often associated with aging.  We have the technology to replace hormones in any manner to relieve symptoms and feel like we did years ago.

What is pellet hormone therapy?

Bioidentical hormone pellets are replacement hormones inserted just under the skin.

The BioTE bioidentical hormones are an alternative to synthetic hormone replacement therapy. The hormone pellets are made from plant-based ingredients and match the makeup of the hormones in your body identically, so they’re optimally absorbed and utilized by your system.

Who benefits from bioidentical hormone therapy?

Bioidentical hormones effectively treat a number of debilitating symptoms that result from the hormone changes that occur in conjunction with menopause.

Hormone pellet therapy is a natural and simple solution to improved wellness. Women who have hormone irregularities often experience uncomfortable symptoms as they progress through menopause. These may include:

  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Anxiety and irritability
  • Depression
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Memory problems
  • Low libido and vaginal dryness
  • Weight gain and loss of muscle mass
  • Breast pain and joint pain

These symptoms can range from moderate to severe. Hormone therapy can also ward off the health effects of a decline in hormone levels, which can include heart disease, breast cancer, and osteoporosis.

If you find symptoms of menopause or hormone shifts are greatly altering your quality of life, Dr. Kennedy welcomes you to come to her office to see if hormone balancing is right for you.

How are bioidentical hormone pellets delivered?

Dr. Kennedy inserts the pellets just under your skin, and the procedure requires no anesthesia and is well-tolerated by most women. The pellets time-release hormones so you get a consistent dose, leading to balanced levels that can’t be achieved with other delivery methods, such as creams or oral pills. 

The pellets are custom blended so you get just want you to need in optimal doses.

When are the results of hormone therapy evident?

Most people start to see a resolution in hormone-related symptoms after a few short days to four weeks. Women may require two to six months of pellet therapy to achieve optimal results.

Call the office of gynecologist Karen E. Kennedy, MD, or book an appointment using the online tool to learn how you can benefit from bioidentical hormone pellets today.