Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

Hormone pellet therapy is a treatment for replacing or regulating hormones in males and females, either with forms of estrogen or testosterone or with a combination of hormones. Compounded hormones are a mixture of hormones that a pharmacy or laboratory creates specifically for an individual.

Females may use hormone pellet therapy as a treatment for menopause symptoms. Transgender people may use the treatment to suppress or enhance certain sex characteristics.

Common Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance

  • Difficulty sleeping at night
  • Lack of energy and fatigue during the day
  • Low sex drive
  • Reduced mental focus and memory
  • Moody, anxious or depressed
  • Weight gain, including increased fat around the midsection
  • Inability to lose weight regardless of healthy diet and exercise
  • Decreased muscle strength
  • Muscle and/or joint pain

What is the procedure?

A healthcare professional will consider factors such as hormone levels and body mass index (BMI) when working out an appropriate dose of hormones to insert. To insert hormone pellets, a healthcare professional will numb the skin and make a small incision, usually into the hip area. They will then insert one or more hormone pellets underneath the skin. They will close the incision with Steri-Strips, a stitch, or both. A person will need to follow the healthcare professional’s instructions after the procedure. Those with Steri-Strips may be able to remove them after 5-7 days.

Advantages

  • relieving menopause symptoms
  • improving low sex drive
  • improving energy and mood
  • reducing body fat
  • protecting against health conditions, such as heart disease and osteoporosis

Low T

Testosterone is a hormone that does a lot more than just promote a healthy sex drive. The hormone affects several other factors in your health, including body fat, muscle mass, bone density, red blood cell count and mood. Low testosterone (low T) is not something you expect, but it is something you can treat. Testosterone pellets for men are a state-of-the-art therapy that can help you feel like yourself again. By broadening your understanding of this unique treatment option, you can make an informed decision about your health. Even before you are born, testosterone is shaping your body and personality. It influences every organ system in the male body and continues to play an important role in your physical and emotional health throughout your life. But testosterone levels don’t remain constant. After peaking around the age of 20, testosterone production typically begins to decrease by 1-2% per year by the time you enter your 30s.

Regardless of the cause, low testosterone can produce serious and disruptive symptoms. These include:

Sex drive: A lack of interest or sexual desire is a common early sign of low T.

Mood, anxiety, and cognitive function: Mood disturbances, anxiety, and deficits in cognitive function, including memory and concentration, may become evident.

Body composition: Healthy testosterone levels support lean muscle mass and strong, healthy bones. Over time, low T can weaken the body’s structural support, making you more prone to injuries and diminishing your strength.

Metabolic and cardiovascular disease: Diabetes, heart attack, and stroke are not early signs of low T, but these dangers grow over time if hormone levels are not corrected.

Pellet therapy provides replacement hormone in a state-of-the-art delivery system that mimics the body’s own mechanism. Testosterone pellets are implanted under the skin of the buttock every 3-6 months in our office. As the pellets dissolve, testosterone is released at a steady rate, simulating your body’s natural release of hormones. As the longest-acting form of testosterone therapy, pellets are quickly gaining popularity.