Testosterone Pellets Implantable Testosterone Therapy TreatmentAs part of the normal aging process, our body's hormonal function slowly declines. Restoring hormonal function naturally using testosterone pellets is a safe and effective way to reverse aging. Testosterone pellets are bio-identical, and are made using a botanical source. The testosterone (T) enters the body in its natural molecular form and therefore doesn't disrupt normal physiology, as in the case of synthetic hormones. Both men and women who use the testosterone enjoy an array of health benefits. This makes sense, knowing that symptoms and conditions of low T are universal and affect both sexes.
Benefits include increased mental and physical energy, improved libido and sexual satisfaction, healthier physique, and a better sense of well being. Women, in addition, also benefit from relief of hot flashes, vaginal rejuvenation, increased bone density, and improved sleep. Research suggests that T pellets may even reduce breast cancer risk. Pellets provide hormonal balance. Conditions of estrogen dominance, such as breast cancer, uterine fibroids, obesity, and fibromyalgia, have all been shown to be improved by T pellets. This is due to helping the body to attain hormonal balance. Furthermore, natural T when delivered in a slow, and steady fashion, mimics the body's inherent physiology, leading to minimal side effects, and superior results.
After appropriate evaluation and informed consent, testosterone pellets are placed with a local anesthetic, through a 3 mm incision in the hip. The procedure is done in about three minutes and is relatively painless. An adhesive tape is removed in four days. Benefits are enjoyed within two weeks and last for three to five months in women, and for six months in men. Diet, exercise, and optimal supplementation are all discussed as an important part of this therapy.
T- PELLETS FAQ'S
WHAT ARE PELLETS ?Pellets are testosterone implants that effectively treat symptoms of low testosterone in men. The implant gets placed under the skin, and consistently releases small physiologic doses of hormones providing optimal therapy without adverse effects. Pellets, or implants are made up of hormones (i.e. testosterone) that are pressed or fused into very small solid cylinders. These pellets are larger than a grain of rice and smaller than a 'Tic Tac'. In the United States, the majority of pellets are made by compounding pharmacists and delivered in sterile glass vials. There is a 'FDA approved' 75 mg testosterone pellet.
WHY PELLETS ?Pellets deliver consistent, healthy levels of hormones for 4-6 months in men. They avoid the fluctuations, or ups and downs, of hormone levels seen with every other method of delivery. This is important for optimal health and disease prevention. Pellets do not increase the risk of blood clots like conventional or synthetic hormone replacement therapy.
In studies, when compared to conventional hormone replacement therapy, pellets have been shown to be superior for relief of maintenance of bone density, restoration of sleep patterns, and improvement in sex drive, libido, sexual response and performance. Testosterone delivered by a pellet implant, has been used to treat migraine. Testosterone has been shown to increase energy, relieve depression, increase sense of well being, relieve anxiety and improve memory and concentration. Testosterone, delivered by pellet implant, increases lean body mass (muscle strength, bone density) and decreases fat mass. Men need adequate levels of testosterone for optimal mental and physical health and for the prevention of chronic illnesses like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, which are associated with low testosterone levels.
Even patients who have failed other types of hormone therapy have a very high success rate with pellets. There is no other 'method of hormone delivery' that is as convenient for the patient as the implants. Implants have been used in men since the late 1930's.
HOW LONG PELLETS LAST ?The pellets usually last between 4-5 months in men. The pellets do not need to be removed. They completely dissolve on their own.
HOW LONG UNTIL A PATIENT FEELS BETTER AFTER PELLETS ARE INSERTED ?Some patients begin to 'feel better' within 24-48 hours while others may take a week or two to notice a difference. Diet and lifestyle, along with hormone balance are critical for optimal health. Stress is a major contributor to hormone imbalance and illness. Side effects and adverse drug events from prescription medications can interfere with the beneficial effects of the testosterone implant. Testosterone Pellets last 6 months for men and 3-4 for women.
HOW ARE HORMONES MONITORED DURING THERAPY ?Hormone levels may be drawn and evaluated before therapy is started. Men need a PSA (prostate specific antigen), sensitive estradiol, testosterone, LH, liver profile and blood count prior to starting therapy. Thyroid hormone levels (TSH) may also be evaluated.
In men, follow up levels, including a PSA, blood count and estradiol, may be obtained prior to subsequent testosterone implantation. Men must notify their primary care physician and obtain a digital rectal exam each year.