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Bio-identical hormone therapy is a more natural way for women and men to combat the effects of multiple different hormonal imbalances. Synthetic hormones (such as Provera, Premarin, Androgel, etc.) do not match the normal hormonal balance that is present in women and men.

Because of this, they cause many side effects and even some serious health risks. A woman's natural hormonal state is to have three types of estrogen present in the correct balance. Progesterone and testosterone must also be present to balance the estrogen and provide many other positive benefits. The only type of hormonal therapy that addresses a woman's true hormonal balance is bio-identical hormone replacement (BHR). BHR is plant derived and made with the same combination of hormones that a woman would normally have present in her body. This not only helps to combat the effects of aging and menopause such as hot flashes, skin and hair dryness, weight gain, and fatigue, but has also been proven to have many health benefits such as preventing osteoporosis, insulin resistance and elevations in cholesterol. Vitapel(tm) hormone pellet implants release a safe, continuous dosage of hormones directly into the bloodstream when the body requires them.

Christine Farrell MSN, FNP-C has developed a program that is tailored to each individual. By working together, the patient learns to tune in to their body and manage the hormones appropriately. Most women feel remarkably better shortly after starting the program and have little or no side effects. There are many women who are switching from synthetic hormonal replacement to BHR. They have no difficulty with the transition, actually feel much better, and can feel good about a much safer treatment. Each patient is evaluated at the time of consultation to determine which type of therapy best suits their lifestyle and hormonal needs, ie; pellets, creams, drops, etc.

The symptoms of perimenopause can also be treated with BHR at lower dosages. This supplements the normal hormonal balance of a woman who has not yet entered menopause, but has many of the symptoms. Men can also be treated for andropause very easily and successfully. No one thinks of men as having hormonal issues as they age, but they are affected by the drop in testosterone and other hormones after age 35 and it can affect many aspects of their lives including health and happiness. Testosterone improves these symptoms quickly and has many health benefits.

Vitapel Therapy

Vitapel Therapy is based on the continuous release of testosterone/Estradiol, resulting in a slow and more physiologic absorption of the hormone. Testosterone/Estradiol is vital to both physical and mental health. By this method of delivery, the natural mechanism of hormonal secretion is more nearly approached and the physiologic action of the "hormone of vitality" more closely imitated.

The body is able to control the release of the hormones as it requires due to its needs. This is all done with a painless insertion of a bio-identical pellet just beneath the skin and lasts up to six months. ​​
Proven Benefits of Vitapel Therapy:
  • More energy
  • Relief from hot flashes
  • Better sleep
  • Pain relief​
  • Migraine headache relief
  • Improved memory & concentration​
  • Increased muscle mass & strength
  • Relief from depression & anxiety​
  • Increased bone density
  • Decreased soft fatty tissue
  • Improved physical performance
  • Improved skin tone & hair texture​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Christine Farrell MSN, FNP-C | 32144 Agoura Rd., Suite 102, Westlake Village, CA 91361 | (818) 865-8500