Bioidentical Hormone Pellets Specialist

Donald C. Siegel, M.D., FACS -  - General Surgeon

Donald C. Siegel, M.D., FACS

General Surgeon located in Decatur, GA

Both men and women struggle with hormone imbalances that can affect everything from their libido and sexual performance to physical muscle mass and mental focus. If you’re experiencing symptoms of a hormonal imbalance, you can receive individualized bioidentical hormone pellet therapy at the office of Donald C. Siegel, MD, FACS, in Decatur, Georgia. Find out if bioidentical hormone pellet therapy is right for you by scheduling an evaluation today. Click on the online booking feature or call the clinic directly.

Bioidentical Hormone Pellets Q & A

Why do I need bioidentical hormone pellets?

It’s normal for both men and women to experience hormonal fluctuations as they age. But injury or surgery to reproductive organs — such as testes in men or ovaries in women — can lead to hormonal changes at any time. For women, having a hysterectomy or going through menopause can also cause hormone imbalance symptoms.

Bioidentical hormone pellets, a type of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), are ideal for replenishing your hormones and resolving many of the symptoms you’re experiencing. This type of hormone therapy can treat or minimize issues with:

  • Decreased sex drive
  • Poor concentration
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Night sweats
  • Hot flashes
  • Mood swings

Because when your hormones start plummeting, you begin losing muscle, and even bone mass, so starting bioidentical hormone pellet therapy early on can delay the progression of these issues.

How do bioidentical hormone pellets work?

Bioidentical hormone pellets are made of natural components designed to mimic the hormones your body naturally produces. These tiny pellets are simply implanted into your body, usually in your hip area, during a simple in-office procedure.

Your body absorbs the hormones from the pellets gradually, so there’s not a sudden surge of hormones. As a result, benefits are natural and side effects are minimal. Once your hormone pellets wear off after several months, you have more pellets implanted.

When do bioidentical hormone pellets start working?

It takes time for your hormones to stabilize after you start your bioidentical hormone pellet therapy plan at the office of Donald C. Siegel, MD, FACS. But you should start noticing an improvement in your symptoms within the first couple of weeks, with continuing benefits week after week.

Depending on the severity of your hormonal imbalance and your specific bioidentical hormone pellet plan, your pellets can last for about three to six months before you need to have them replaced. Dr. Siegel carefully monitors your hormones regularly to make any essential adjustments.  

Learn more about personalized bioidentical hormone pellet therapy plans by booking a consultation at the office of Donald C. Siegel, MD, FACS. Schedule online or over the phone.