As we age, levels of certain hormones such as estrogen and testosterone begin to drop. This process affects both men and women: menopause for women, andropause for men. Though this is a natural part of the aging process, some individuals experience more severe symptoms that affect their quality of life including mood swings, physical discomfort, and sexual dysfunction.
Fortunately, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can alleviate these uncomfortable symptoms. Hormones can be delivered through several methods such as creams, gels, and patches, but pellet therapy often provides the most consistent results. If you have low levels of estrogen or testosterone, consider pellet therapy to restore these hormones and give yourself a boost.
Each individual pellet is as small as a grain of rice: a concentrated dose of whichever hormone you need. This pellet is implanted just beneath your skin, usually in the hip area. The surgery is extremely minor since it requires only a tiny incision.
From there, your body begins absorbing the hormones from the pellet until it is completely dissolved, which can take anywhere from 3-6 months. Though pellets cannot be removed after they are implanted, additional pellets can be added if you and your doctor determine that a higher dose is warranted.
Since pellets are permanently implanted under your skin, you never have to worry about taking medication, or stress about the potential results if you miss a dose. Pellets provide a steadier dosage of hormones than other methods, which can make for a smoother experience free from hormonal ups and downs. Though the cost is slightly higher than other treatment methods, for many patients, the benefits of pellet therapy justify the increased price.
Schedule a consultation if you are interested in pellet therapy. We will begin the process of measuring your hormone levels and determining if this treatment is right for you.
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