Hormone Pellet Therapy places small, time-released pellets of bio-identical hormones in the fat under your skin to be absorbed. The hormones in the pellets are bio-identical, meaning it is the exact molecular match of the human hormone. The process is quick and painless, like having your blood drawn. A small amount of local anesthesia is used to numb the skin before a small tube pushes the pellet into place, and is easily performed in the office.
The pellets are derived from natural plant sources and dissolve completely over a three to six month period in order to replicate the body’s optimal hormonal levels. A compounding pharmacy, following strict federal guidelines, compresses, heats and sterilizes testosterone powder to make the pellets. Once placed in the fatty tissue underneath the skin, the rice-sized pellets most closely mimic the actions of healthy ovaries and testicles with regards to testosterone release into the bloodstream.
Because the pellets contain only ingredients naturally found in the human body, Pellet Therapy is ideal for patients wanting the benefits of human hormone therapy to replace a deficiency and enhance health and performance, without the drawbacks of synthetic non-human ingredients.
A 40-year-old woman has less than half the testosterone she did at 21. This drop has enormous implications for her health, well being and physical resilience.
Most testosterone is made by the ovaries with the rest of it being made in the adrenal glands. Women are more sensitive to testosterone than men. In other words, they need a lower circulating level in their bodies to provide for their physical, emotional and neurological health. This increased sensitivity leads to a rapid development of problems when a comparatively small drop is available testosterone occurs.
Few realize that even at her reproductive peak, a woman has far more testosterone in her circulation than estrogen. A small reduction in testosterone levels creates the symptoms we call menopause: including a drop in muscle mass and bone density, increased body fat (especially inside the abdomen), higher levels of inflammation, decreased energy, mood, balance, and temperature regulation issues that adversely affect many aspects of life.
A man will typically lose 1 to 2% of their testosterone level every year staring at age 19. Acceleration of this drop can occur from stress or taking opiate pain relievers (which can drop the testosterone levels up to 80% within two hours).
The biggest factor in older men’s ability to survive and ambulate in a rehabilitation unit was found to be their testosterone level.
A human’s anti-inflammatory, emotional, and physiologic health (including heart and muscle function) is critically dependent upon a steady supply of testosterone. Low testosterone is clearly linked to higher rates of diabetes, heart disease, prostate cancer, depression, intra-abdominal fat, death, inflammation and increased pain sensitivity. Furthermore, the estrogen inside the cells that is responsible for the bone, nerve, and tissue repair in both sexes is created from the testosterone that has been transported inside these cells.
Testosterone does not make one angry or violent. Quite the opposite! Testosterone has been shown to increase “friendliness” by decreasing irritability, anger, sadness, nervousness and tiredness. Nor is there any scientifically valid evidence showing testosterone increases the risk of heart disease or death. In fact, years of solid research has led many experts to believe that testosterone is protective of the cardiovascular system, prostate and breast.
Testosterone therapy side effects are uncommon, mild and manageable. The most common side effects are increased facial or body hair, a mild acne outbreak or an overly increased libido. Should they occur, these side effects are temporary and resolve upon decreasing the dosage.
An office consultation and review of your symptoms and lab results will determine if you are a candidate for bio-identical hormone pellet therapy. We will go over the expected benefits and possible risks as they apply to you.
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It is obvious that as we age, it is much harder to recover from physical insults and injuries. Older bodies are no longer anabolic (muscle building) and actually become catabolic (breaking down muscle and losing bone density.)
The average 45 year old man in 2006 had 30% less testosterone than a 45 year old man in 1986. Women in the lowest 1/3 of testosterone levels have greatly increased mortality and disease rates, as do men. It is almost certain that the same environmental factors that dramatically lowered male testosterone levels have also lowered the female levels. Furthermore, except for their reproductive organs, males and females are physiologically identical. Men and women are equally dependent for health upon a steady supply of testosterone and the resultant intracellular estrogen and other compounds that are made from testosterone in both sexes.