Hormone Replacement Therapy San Antonio


Posted: December 10, 2018 at 12:41 pm

Pellecome LLC is the vision of Dr. Enrique G. Jacome, a board-certified Ob-Gyn who was certain there was a better way to provide hormone balance to patients than the methods that were available. His objective was to develop an improved, simplified method of administration and better quality hormone pellets. He also believed that streamlining the therapeutic process would allow healthcare professionals with various levels of experience to incorporate Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) into their practices.

At The Plastic & Cosmetic Center of South Texas, Dr. Jeneby is the first to provider to offer this service as a key option leader to help shape the practice.

BHRT stands for Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy. The B stands for Bio-Identical, not biosimilar. During the development of a therapeutic project, any modification in the manufacturing process can create slight changes in the structure of the resulting drug, thus creating a biosimilar. [McCamish, Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics 2012 /p409 A]. The term Bio-Identical, as defined by experts from The Endocrine Society, is a compound that has exactly the same chemical and molecular structure as the hormones that are produced in the human body. [Files Mayo Clinic Proceedings 2011 /p674 A]

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is the therapeutic use of plant-based hormones that are identical on a molecular level with those created by the human body. Hormone pellets are often the preferred method of delivery and have benefits over other formulations, such as creams or orals. Sustained, consistent release of hormones from pellets over time is considered an advantage over the fluctuations that can occur with other formulations.

Advantages & Benefits

A simple way to describe hormone imbalance is that it represents any combination of hormone levels that are not within the expected normal range. Because hormones are kept within a certain range to perform specific functions, hormone imbalance can be associated with a variety of symptoms and functional changes in the body.

Hormone imbalance in men and women differs because of the hormones involved and the function of the hormones that are not within the normal range or not functioning properly.

Testosterone deficiency is present in a percentage of men age 5069 years and in an even greater proportion of men 70 years of age and older. Unwanted consequences include decreases in: [Little, Current Diagnosis and Treatment 2014 /p8 B]

They may also experience increases in fat mass. It is unknown, however, whether these changes can all be attributed to declines in testosterone levels or whether there are other contributing factors. [Little, Current Diagnosis and Treatment 2014 /p8 B]

Decreased estrogen levels represent an important form of hormone imbalance in women. Although in many cases it is the result of a normal physiological change associated with aging, because up to a third of a womans life today may occur after menopause, there is a compelling reason to be concerned about its impact on physical, social, and emotional aspects of a womans life, including: [Hoffman, The Mature Woman, Williams Gynecology 2016 /p1 A]

Pellet therapy is simple and easy! Pellets are inserted into patients 3-4 times per year. The procedure takes less than 15 minutes.

Patients dont have to worry about applying creams or taking orals daily so compliance is not an issue.

Contact the Plastic and Cosmetic Center of South Texas today at (210) 762-4901 to schedule a consultation.

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