Hormone Therapy

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Hormone therapy is the use of hormones to treat and restore hormone balance within the human body. Hormone imbalance can occur for a variety of reasons but is most associated with aging. Symptoms of hormone imbalance that are effectively treated with Hormone Replacement Therapy include hot flashes, night sweats, irritability, anxiety, weight gain, muscle loss, joint pain, poor sleep, fatigue, sex drive and more.


Bio-identical Hormone Therapy

Basic Elements Health & Wellness is a trained and certified EvexiPEL provider.
EvexiPEL® is a superior form of hormone replacement therapy that uses Bioidentical Hormone Pellet Therapy to support men and women on their journey to total health and wellness.
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Even if the patient doesn’t have symptoms, imbalanced hormones may be threatening their health.

What is Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Bio-identical Hormone replacement therapy with pellets is a natural alternative to synthetic hormone replacement therapies. With bioidentical hormones, the structure of the hormone- testosterone, estrogen or both- is matched to the individual patient’s needs. Bioidentical hormones are natural, plant-based substances that metabolize in our bodies the way nature intended.

Synthetic hormones are massed-produced and artificially formulated in a lab. Artificial hormones are intentionally manufactured to be slightly different than natural human hormones, so the manufacturer can patent the formulation. Consequently, synthetic hormones may not provide a good fit or optimum outcome for the human body as bio-identical hormones do.

By using hormones derived from plants, Bio-identical Hormone Therapy eliminates the risk of serious side effects and protects against many things like cancer, dementia, and Alzheimer’s. The molecular structure of bio-identical hormones is human identical, meaning hormones metabolize in the body in the manner that nature intended.

Who can benefit from bio-identical hormone replacement therapy via pellets and how?

As we age, testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone naturally decline over time. Around age 35, men experience a gradual reduction in testosterone, typically 2 to 10 percent per year. For women, pre-menopause may start as early as in the 30s. In fact, hormone imbalance kicks in long before hot flashes do-by 10 to 15 years! Patients need to listen to their bodies. Is the body saying, “I feel a bit off?” In other words, do they feel like many men and women in their 30s, 40s and beyond who…

    • Lack motivation and feel more tired than usual
    • Gain weight for no reason-especially belly fat
    • Experience mood swings more frequently
    • Feel anxious and depressed
    • Struggle with brain fog and insomnia

    If these symptoms sound familiar, the patient may be an excellent candidate for hormone pellet implants.

    Common symptoms of hormone imbalance in Men:

    • Fatigue, lethargy, and lack of motivation
    • Mood swings, anxiety, and depression
    • The decline in general well-being, feeling burned out
    • Inability to focus and remember things
    • Insomnia
    • Stubborn weight gain, belly fat and food cravings
    • Frequent illness
    • Hair loss
    • Saggy, dry, aging skin
    • Aches, joint pain, and longer recovery time from injuries
    • Loss of libido and inability to achieve or maintain an erection

    Common symptoms of hormone imbalance in Women:

    • Fatigue, lethargy, and lack of motivation
    • Inability to focus and remember things
    • Mood swings, anxiety, and depression
    • Insomnia and night sweats
    • Stubborn weight gain, belly fat, and food cravings
    • Frequent illness
    • Muscle loss and weakness
    • Hair loss
    • Saggy, dry, aging skin
    • Aches, joint pain, and longer recovery time from injuries
    • Loss of libido, difficulty achieving arousal and orgasm
    • Painful intercourse
    • Frequent urinary tract infections (UTIs)
    • Hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and night sweats
    • Infrequent menstrual cycles- or lack of menstrual cycle- prior to menopause

    Why Choose EvexiPEL Hormone Therapy?

    A hormone imbalance will not go away on its own and requires medical treatment from a knowledgeable professional. EVEXIAS Health Solutions, the makers of EvexiPEL®, trains providers to use an integrated approach to care for hormone restoration, thyroid optimization and restoring vitamin deficiencies. This involves reviewing your hormone health and related dependencies to create a customized treatment specifically designed to help you reach optimal hormone balance for your health and well-being.

    NEW PATIENT Consultation Fee with subsequent lab review: $150

    Female Hormone Pellet Insertion Fee: $350

    Male Hormone Pellet Insertion Fee: $750

    We do not bill insurance for these services. If you would like a Superbill to submit for reimbursement, please let us know.

    Labs can be ordered to be billed to insurance. 

    Give us a call to schedule your consultation

    If you’re ready to look and feel great, we’re ready to help!


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    Do you offer other treatments for Hormone optimization outside of Bio-identical Pellet Therapy?

    Yes, we offer other Hormone Therapies such as injections, creams, pills, patches, and rapid dissolve tablets. During a consultation, you can discuss the various options and discover the best therapy for your body and individual needs. 


    What else should a patient expect with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy with pellet implants?

    On average, pellet implants last 5 to 6 months in men (two visits per year) and 3 to 4  months in women (three times per year). Since patients receive a topical anesthetic during the procedure, most can expect little to no discomfort during or after the procedure. Although most people experience substantial benefits after the first round of therapy, many patients experience a more pronounced benefit after the second round of pellet implants. Therefore, practitioners advise patients to have the procedure performed at least two times before expecting optimum results. Remember, people don’t get out of balance overnight, so it often takes a few months to get back on track. We do ask patients to take it easy and avoid strenuous exercise for a few days following the procedure- 72 hours for women and 5-7 days for men. This helps ensure the incision heals and can prevent extrusion of the pellet from under the skin.


    How soon will the patient feel the effects of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy via pellets?

    Both women and men patients begin to “feel better” and experience the benefits within 1 to 2 weeks. To achieve optimal health, living a healthy lifestyle – balanced diet and regular exercise – goes hand-in-hand with hormone balance.


    How long can patients expect to be on bio-identical hormone replacement therapy?

    Certified providers treat patients of all ages.  The length of your treatment plan and therapy is directly related to how long you want to look and feel your best.


    Do women who no longer have hot flashes, still need bio-identical hormone replacement therapy?

    Research repeatedly links imbalance to an increased risk for cancer, osteoporosis, stroke, thyroid disorders, diabetes, heart disease, and other age-related disease processes. During pre-menopause, menopause, and andropause (the male version of hormone depletion), declining health is considered the norm. But feeling poorly doesn’t need to be the norm, thanks to bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and other treatments the provider may recommend.


    We hear about estrogen and progesterone, but do women need testosterone, too?

    Estrogen loss puts women at risk for premature ovary failure, osteoporosis, heart disease, colon cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, tooth loss, impaired vision, Parkinson’s disease, and diabetes. These risks increase the longer a woman suffers from estrogen deficiency. However, women also need testosterone! Imbalanced testosterone levels in women may compromise mental clarity, libido, and muscle tone and mass. The brain needs testosterone in balance with estrogen– and a healthy gut– to produce serotonin, which supports emotional balance.


    Can bio-identical hormone replacement therapy help patients lose weight?

    Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is NOT a magic bullet for losing weight, however, when hormones are optimized, weight loss efforts typically begin to pay off. Patients still need to eat a balanced diet and exercise, and increased energy levels will help in that area! What bio-identical therapy hormone replacement therapy may do is increase energy, improve quality of sleep, increase muscle mass and fat burning and decrease cortisol (which causes belly fat and type 2 diabetes). So, those stubborn 5 or 10 lbs. you’ve been battling? That’s where the weight loss benefits of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy may shine through.


    Are there risks or side effects from bio-identical hormone replacement therapy?

    Complications from the insertion of pellets may include minor bleeding or bruising; discoloration of the skin; infection; and possible extrusion of the pellet. Other than slight bruising and skin discoloration, these complications are very rare. The most common side effects are increased hair growth and possible skin breakouts with the first round of therapy because the body is getting used to increased oil production in the skin.

    Please Note: We currently do not accept insurance. We accept cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and HSA.