Women, Men: Are your Hormones in Balance?

by Kristina Donnay FNP-C, Maricopa Wellness Center

2021 has been a rough year for many, filled with stress and weight gain. When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, weight loss is one of the most common.

Why not stop focusing though, on the scale and instead focus on your overall health. Do you have brain fog, increased belly fat, poor sleep, anxiety, low libido, irritability, or joint pain? You may be a candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).


This therapy can be used to treat men and women when their hormone levels decline or become unbalanced. As men and women age, our hormones decline or become out of balance, having a big impact on our health and well-being.

Hormones coordinate everything from digestion, brain function, immune function, mood, and libido. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can be used to treat hot flashes, night sweats, brain fog, low libido, weight gain, mood changes, and sleep issues.

Consistent hormone levels are key to achieving optimal results and to avoid the roller coaster effect of shots and creams. Pellets are compounded from organic plant materials and have the exact molecule structure of those hormones found naturally in the body.

Because hormone pellets are in a molecular form that is human identical, your body knows exactly what to do without having to send it to your liver for more processing before your body can recognize the hormone in the synthetic wrapper.

This pellet therapy is the delivery of hormone replacement via a pellet placed under the skin. Pellets are pressed into a solid compound that is about the size of a cooked grain of rice.

Using a painless office procedure, the pellets are inserted under the skin. Data supports this as the safest and most effective method of BHRT.

Medical literature has shown this delivers a consistent level of hormones into the bloodstream, avoiding the fluctuations that occur when using creams, pills, shots, patches, or other methods. In women, pellets last three to four months; men four to six months. The process is simple!

No patient is the same, and everyone needs something different, so this is not a one-size-fits-all. We individualize the treatment for you.