Naples Center for Functional Medicine has expanded its Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) services to include bio-identical, plant-derived HRT administered by tiny pellets inserted under the skin.

Hormone Replacement Therapy is a long-established procedure that helps balance testosterone levels in men and testosterone and estrogen levels in women, which help improve libido and decrease fatigue and menopausal mood swings.

The use of pellets provides steady, predictable and time-released dosages compared to other methods of delivering HRT, including creams, pills and patches. The pellets, which are the size of a cooked grain of rice and inserted under the skin near the hip, contain compounded hormones made from organic plant material with the bio-identical molecular structure of naturally occurring hormones.

Direct delivery to the bloodstream can avoid absorption by the liver seen with oral hormone replacement therapy, while eliminating the risk of blood clots. Pellets typically last 3-5 months in women and 4-6 months in men.

Patients report improved libido and stamina, higher energy levels, elevated concentration and focus, better sleep and an overall improved sense of well-being.

“Pellet hormone replacement therapy allows us to more effectively treat these common conditions of aging with steadier, more predictable results,” said Dr. Lina Sakr, an internal and functional medicine specialist at Naples Center for Functional Medicine. “Patients can expect fewer hormonal fluctuations compared to oral or topical administration, along with the personalized attention and whole-health approach that sets the Naples Center for Functional Medicine apart.”

Sakr, an anti-aging and women’s health specialist, is certified through the American Board of Internal Medicine. She has also earned an American Board of Anti-Aging/Regenerative Medicine fellowship in metabolic and nutritional medicine through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.

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