As both men and women age, it’s common to expect symptoms of decreased hormone levels. For men, signs of low testosterone could include fatigue, depression, lowered libido and decreased energy. As a result of decreased estrogen levels, women may experience hot flashes, insomnia, dry skin, joint pain and vaginal dryness. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy may be able to help.

Though these symptoms are common and can be expected during the ages of 40 – 50, treatment is available. Designed to help both men and women, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) helps to restore natural, optimal hormone levels. Watch as Maria Evans, our nurse practitioner, explains how BHRT can help improve your physical, emotional and sexual health.

What are bioidentical hormones?

Bioidentical hormones have the same chemical structure as the hormones that are already in your body. According to Evans, since these hormones are natural, introducing them into your system has very few side effects and will immediately begin to improve your energy and health. At KC Wellness, we re-introduce these hormones into your body through the use of pellets.

What are pellets?

The pellets we use at KC Wellness are small — about the size of a grain of rice — and made from organic plant materials, particularly wild yams. Evans explains, “Pellet therapy is particularly effective because the pellets are placed under the skin, and they administer the specific dosage of hormones that are needed over a specific period of time [directly into the bloodstream]. For men and women, they are different time periods.”

Does the procedure require downtime?

Just as Evans described, the pellets are inserted under the skin near the hip using a painless office procedure. According to Evans, “There is no downtime. There is about a minimal seven-day healing period, but as far as downtime, there is none.”

Are you struggling with symptoms of low hormone levels? If you’re looking for improved physical, emotional and sexual health, we’re here to help! Visit to learn more about BHRT for men and for women. Schedule a free consultation today by calling us at 816-214-5276.