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.
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
- Lack of energy
- Physical/Mental exhaustion
- Impaired memory
- Decreased sex drive
- 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.
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.