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.