Pellet Hormone Replacement Specialist

Shereen Oloufa, MD -  - OBGYN

West Orange Women’s Care

Shereen Oloufa, MD

OBGYN located in Ocoee, FL

If you're finding the experience of perimenopause or menopause a challenge, experienced OB/GYN Shereen Oloufa, MD, of West Orange Women's Care in Ocoee, Florida, can help using pellet hormone replacement. Dr. Oloufa uses BioTE® bioidentical hormone pellets to address common symptoms of menopause like hot flashes, night sweats, and sexual health problems. Call West Orange Women's Care today for more information or book an appointment using the online form.

Pellet Hormone Replacement Q&A

What is pellet hormone replacement?

Pellet hormone replacement is an effective method of dealing with the unpleasant side effects of perimenopause and menopause.

These natural processes cause few, if any, problems for many women, while others suffer varying degrees of discomfort. For some women, perimenopause and menopause cause such severe symptoms that they struggle to lead a normal life.

Pellet hormone replacement with BioTE can reduce these symptoms effectively while also being a convenient solution for your menopausal problems. The pellets contain bioidentical hormones that replace the hormones your ovaries produce, and which decline as a result of menopause.

The pellets are small enough for Dr. Oloufa to inject under your skin, where they slowly release natural plant hormones.

What symptoms does pellet hormone replacement treat?

Pellet hormone replacement treats most of the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause, including:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Mood swings
  • Irritability
  • Loss of libido
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of concentration
  • Declining memory
  • Thinning hair and dry skin
  • Vaginal dryness

Perimenopause and menopause are natural processes that all women go through, usually in their late forties and early fifties. The symptoms can last for years and have a serious impact on your quality of life.

Is pellet hormone replacement the only treatment for menopausal symptoms?

There are a variety of choices in the treatment of menopausal symptoms. Other options include:

  • Creams
  • Patches
  • Pills
  • Injections

These treatment methods all use substitute hormones to relieve your menopausal symptoms. At West Orange Women’s Care, Dr. Oloufa helps guide you to a medically appropriate solution for your symptoms that suits your lifestyle.

What are the advantages of BioTE pellet hormone replacement?

The first advantage of pellet hormone replacement is its convenience. The implantation process is simple and virtually painless. Once you have the implant, you won't be able to feel it and can forget about it. This makes it an excellent choice for you if you have trouble remembering to take medications every day or at the right times.

Another advantage is that BioTE pellets are bioidentical. Conventional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) uses many synthetic hormones, which might not be so easy for your body to absorb. These artificial hormones could also increase the risk of side effects.

Bioidentical hormones consist of hormones extracted from plants and processed to form pellet hormone replacement. These plant-based hormones are exactly the same as the hormones your body produces, so they're easier to absorb and less likely to cause any adverse effects.

Another advantage of BioTE pellet hormone replacement is that Dr. Oloufa can order every patient's medication individually to suit their exact needs. This process, known as custom compounding, isn't available with conventional HRT.

To find out more about pellet hormone replacement and how it could ease your menopause symptoms, call West Orange Women's Care today or book an appointment online.