Category Archives: Wellness

Men’s Health

Men’s Health Redlands

Andropause is the gradual, progressive decline of testosterone levels in men that typically begins around the age of 50. This decrease in hormone levels can cause mild to severe physiological and psychological changes. Low testosterone levels may also be associated with Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and rapid aging. Symptoms of low testosterone levels include erectile dysfunction, muscular weakness, and weight gain, and may be detected as early as the mid-thirties.

Andropause is treated using testosterone supplementation. Treatment can be administered using topical gels, sublingual lozenges, or intramuscular injections. However, pellet therapy is the most effective way to supplement testosterone levels.

Benefits of Testosterone Pellet Therapy

Pellet therapy allows the body to absorb the testosterone more effectively, and do not have to worry about inactivation, changed in blood clotting, or fluctuations in plasma testosterone levels, which can be seen with injections and other forms of testosterone therapy. Pellet therapy may be suitable for patients who have not had success with topical treatments or sublingual lozenges.

Before your pellet therapy, your testosterone and estrogen levels will be checked to assess the absorption of testosterone and the conversion to estrogen. The pellets are implanted with a trocar after numbing the area.

Recovery and Results After Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Pellet therapy is safe, reliable, and has been shown to improve health and quality of life. Recovery time is minimal. You may experience slight bruising or swelling at the injection site, but these symptoms should resolve within a few days. Strenuous activity should be avoided for one to two days after your injections.

Patients will notice an increase in energy levels and libido, as well as improvements in endurance and mental acuity. On average, testosterone pellets are implanted at six-month intervals.

Women’s Health Redlands

Women’s Health Redlands

Menopause – Hormone Balancing for Women

Hot flashes are one of the most common symptoms of menopause and pre-menopause. Hormone fluctuation, diet and lifestyle all play a role in the onset and severity of hot flashes. Meditation, stress reduction, high fiber diets, and testosterone pellet implants can all relieve hot flashes in the majority of women.

Female Testosterone Implant Treatment

Testosterone pellets in women relieve hot flashes, decrease vaginal dryness, increase libido, increase bone density, and relieve depression.

Testosterone pellets deliver testosterone for three to four months on average. Testosterone stimulates the bone marrow to produce red blood cells. Estrogen pellet and also progesterone in pellet form may be given along with testosterone as a vaginal cream to treat vaginal discomfort. CNP prior to the procedure, if you have a history of heavy menstrual flow, abnormal uterine bleeding, endometriosis, and uterine fibroids or have required a D&C or endometrial ablation in the past.

Hormone Therapy

Hormone Balancing Redlands

Pure Gold Medical Center offers hormone balancing treatments. Hormone balancing can alleviate many symptoms, including depression, decreased sexual desire, anxiety, insomnia, and hot flashes. These symptoms might very well be due to a lack of hormones or a hormone imbalance.

Testosterone levels gradually decline with age in both men and women. Testosterone is an essential hormone that affects many important physiological and psychological functions. Testosterone deficiency leads to declining health conditions that can reduce quality of life.

Testosterone therapy by pellet implant is an approach that restores the right balance of hormones to reverse this trend. It is safe, reliable, and has been shown to improve health and quality of life.


Current data supports that testosterone implants effectively treat symptoms in both men and women. Implants, placed under the skin, consistently release small, physiologic doses of hormones providing optimal therapy without adverse effects.

Combating Hormone Deficiencies

Most patients choose testosterone pellets alone. Testosterone alleviates most symptoms, including hot flashes, while improving sleep, libido, and increasing bone density and muscle mass. Testosterone pellets are placed under the skin of the upper gluteus area. The procedure takes minutes and is virtually pain free. Complications are rare and include extrusion of the pellet, bleeding, or infection. Temporary skin discoloration is common. Pellets are not removed and wear off on their own. Side effects of testosterone therapy may include an increase in facial hair or acne.

Excess estrogen can cause many problems, including uterine bleeding, anxiety, and weight gain. Sometimes, however, estrogen therapy is needed. Estrogen can be delivered safely and effectively as a vaginal cream or tablet. This treats vaginal symptoms such as dryness and discomfort, along with urinary symptoms like urgency, frequency, hesitancy, and incontinence.

Some patients ‘aromatize,’ or convert, too much testosterone to estradiol. These patients, including breast cancer survivors, may be treated with testosterone-anastrozole implants.

What Are Pellets?

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 an FDA-approved 75mg testosterone pellet.

Why Pellets?

Pellets deliver consistent, healthy levels of hormones for three to four months in women and four to five months in men. They avoid the fluctuation 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 relief for:


  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Sleep problems
  • Depression
  • Lack of energy
  • Irritability
  • Tension
  • Aggression
  • Anxiety
  • Restlessness
  • Physical/Mental exhaustion
  • Impaired memory
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Incontinence
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Painful intercourse
  • Joint and muscular pain

Testosterone delivered by implant increases lean body mass (muscle strength, bone density) and decreases fat mass. Men and women 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.

Mood Improvement

Women, in particular, benefit from pellets because they are a unique mode of delivering bio-identical hormones, which can vastly improve mood and health, as well as provide anti-aging benefits. Forget about ups and downs when these pellets are slowly, yet evenly secreting the right amount of hormones required to balance your mood. Feeling young has never been easier or felt better.