Bioidentical Hormone Pellet Therapy Specialist

North Fulton OB-GYN

Lisa Vinokur, MD, FACOG

Board Certified Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Alpharetta, GA

Hormone deficiencies and imbalances can negatively impact your life in many ways, causing a wide range of common and debilitating symptoms. Luckily, Lisa Vinokur, MD, of North Fulton OB-GYN in Alpharetta, Georgia, specializes in a holistic and effective solution: Bioidentical hormone pellet therapy. Pellets made from natural hormones are inserted into your body to release slowly into your system, returning balance to your body. To find out how this therapy can help you, call Dr. Vinokur at North Fulton OB-GYN today, or book an appointment online.

Bioidentical Hormone Pellet Therapy Q & A

What are hormones?

Hormones are powerful substances produced naturally by the glands in your endocrine system. Hormones influence all of your bodily processes, including:

  • Reproduction
  • Growth
  • Metabolism
  • Sexuality
  • Menstrual cycle
  • Menopause

Hormones also regulate mood, and have a significant role in mental well-being. Hormone levels decrease as part of the aging process, and you may also have a genetic predisposition to hormone imbalance.

Why might I need hormone therapy?

The balance of hormones in your body is critical to their efficient function, and a disruption in the balance of hormones is associated with certain health conditions, such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism
  • Adrenal insufficiency (Addison’s disease)
  • Acromegaly (gigantism)
  • Cushing’s disease

Hormone imbalance or deficiency also causes a wide variety of physical and mental symptoms, including:

  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Digestive upset
  • Loss of libido
  • Weight gain
  • Hair loss
  • Skin problems
  • Heart irregularities

It’s important to figure out what’s causing symptoms like these in order to receive the most effective treatment. Dr. Vinokur uses the latest, most effective diagnostic tools to determine whether a hormone imbalance is to blame.

What are bioidentical hormones?

Bioidentical hormones are extracted from plant materials and are exactly the same as those produced by your endocrine system.

Hormone replacement therapies produced by pharmaceutical companies are usually synthetic, which means they’ve been created in the lab. Although they’re almost the same as natural hormones, there are differences.

Many doctors feel that bioidentical hormones are less likely to cause side effects and could be more effective than synthetic hormones, which is why Dr. Vinokur endorses this particular therapy.

What is bioidentical hormone pellet therapy?

Bioidentical hormone pellet therapy is an exciting new way to administer hormone replacement treatment. Dr. Vinokur inserts a small pellet into your body containing the precise type and amount of hormones you need to rebalance your endocrine system.

The therapy starts to work in 5-10 days following the procedure, and a pellet lasts between 3-6 months. Because the hormones are bioidentical, the treatment is considered to be a safe and effective way of addressing deficiencies.

Dr. Vinokur strives to incorporate nonmedicinal treatment options and holistic alternatives that are long-lasting and require little maintenance. To discover more about the benefits of bioidentical hormone pellet therapy, call North Fulton OB-GYN today, or book an appointment online.