Bio-Identical Hormone Pellets

Coastal Primary Care

Kazi Rezai, DO

Addiction Treatment Center & Anti-Aging & Hormone Specialist located in Huntington Beach, CA

Thanks to bioidentical hormone pellets, it’s possible to minimize, prevent and often reverse the uncomfortable side effects of the natural aging process. If you’re postmenopausal or experiencing low testosterone, bioidentical hormone pellets can provide relief. At Coastal Primary Care, Dr. Kazi Rezai offers bioidentical hormone pellets to men and women alike. To make an appointment at the practice in Huntington Beach, California, call the office or request an appointment online today.

Bio-Identical Hormone Pellets Q & A

What are bioidentical hormone pellets?

Bioidentical hormone pellets are implanted in the upper thigh and are only slightly larger than a grain of rice. They steadily release hormones into your body and last several months! Hence, no daily or even weekly dosing required. They’re used to minimize symptoms associated with perimenopause, menopause, or low testosterone. 

By restoring and optimizing your hormones, it’s possible to minimize, prevent and even reverse age-related symptoms and improve your quality of life.

Why are bioidentical hormone pellets unique?

Bioidentical hormone pellets are unique because they’re derived from naturally occurring plant sources, such as soy or yams. These plant hormones are identical (same chemical structure) to those already found in your body. This means you’re much less likely to experience complications found in synthetic hormones, manufactured by pharmaceutical companies. 

The bioidentical hormone pellets that Dr. Rezai uses at Coastal Primary Care contain estrogen and testosterone. The Doctor will obtain a detailed Medical History of symptoms and order specific Hormone Labs. Once your baseline is established, Dr. Rezai develops a hormone replacement therapy protocol which best aligns with your gender, age, symptoms and goals.

What issues can bioidentical hormone pellets treat?

At Coastal Primary Care, Dr. Rezai uses bioidentical hormone pellets to treat various symptoms associated with the natural aging process, including:

  • Hot Flashes
  • Night Sweats
  • Mood Changes
  • Memory Loss
  • Weight Gain
  • Low Libido
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Mental Fog
  • Depression
  • Maintaining Bone Density (Osteoporosis Prevention & Treatment)
  • Maintaining Muscle Mass, Strength and Endurance
  • Maintaining Quicker Healing & Recovery
  • Maintaining Physical Height & Stature
  • Sexual Health

Aside from reducing the symptoms of menopause and low testosterone, evidence suggests that bioidentical hormone pellets may also reduce your risk of other health problems like tooth loss, cataracts, and even diabetes. 

How are bioidentical hormone pellets placed?

At Coastal Primary Care, Dr. Rezai places bioidentical hormone pellets on-site during an outpatient procedure. On the day of your appointment, you visit the office and lay on your side on the Exam Table. 

Dr. Rezai applies a topical anesthetic to your upper thigh (just beneath your love handles) and makes a small incision. He then inserts the pellets using a special tool and closes using steri-strips and a transparent dressing. NO SUTURES are required! Following hormone pellet placement, avoid strenuous activity for at least three days and follow Dr. Rezai’s recovery instructions carefully.

Are bioidentical hormone pellets safe?

Bioidentical hormone pellets are safe and usually well-tolerated. In the first week or two after pellet insertion, you might experience acne, bloating, or fatigue. These symptoms should subside within a month, as your body adjusts to the optimal level of hormones.

To see if you’re a candidate for bioidentical hormone pellets, call the office to speak with a team member or book an appointment online today.