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How Do Pellets Differ From Other Hormone Replacements? - Dr. Berga (VIDEO)

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Dr. Berga explains how pellets differ from other hormone replacements.

Dr. Berga:
So pellets differ from other forms of hormone replacement because the pellet goes in and in the beginning a huge amount of hormone is released and then as the pellet is running dry or out of the hormone then the levels sink and so the highs and the lows are very dramatic with pellets and people tend to feel it when the hormone is running down and it tends to make them emotional and it doesn’t matter what hormone it is.

If you used a high level and your body gets used to it and then it suddenly starts to run out, your body starts to complain about the lowering level and it could be that the high level is not good for you but you feel good on it. It could be that the low level is just fine for you but now you feel crummy on it because you’ve been on the high level before.

So pellets make people feel whacked out, that’s my experience, and they don’t ever reach the right level. We like to give things that don’t have highs and lows.

About Dr. Berga, M.D.:
Dr. Sarah Berga is professor and chairman in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Emory University School of Medicine. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, and reproductive endocrinology. She received her undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia and later held an Obstetrics and Gynecology General Hospital Fellowship at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Berga’s research focuses on understanding the impact of psychogenic and metabolic stresses upon the reproductive system and as a cause of infertility, among other topics.

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