Hormone Therapy for Men
Symptoms of Testosterone Imbalance
Most Common Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance in Men Include:
- Tiredness/Fatigue/Lack of motivation
- Decreased muscle mass
- Weight gain
- Increased belly fat
- Decreased sex drive
- Loss of erectile function
- Joint pain
- Tension, anxiety
- Mood swings
- Memory loss
- Sleep disturbances/insomnia
Pellet Therapy for Men
What is BHRT?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is an effective treatment using hormones that are identical to the hormones naturally made by your body. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) has transformed the healthcare of men and women as they enter the later stages of life. It provides an alternative to hormones that are synthetic, such as injectable testosterone, or hormones concentrated from horse urine (Premarin). Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is made by compounding pharmacists in customized dosages based on the individual needs of the patient as opposed to the narrow choices available with mass-produced, or “one size fits all” hormone therapies.
What are BHRT Pellets?
HTCA Pellet Therapy uses bioidentical hormone pellets. These Pellets are small, and cylinder shaped, made by compounding pharmacists in customized dosages based on the individual needs of the patient as opposed to the narrow choices available with mass-produced, or “one size fits all” hormone therapies. Pellet Therapy delivers a constant level of hormones throughout the day preventing rollercoaster-like effects from alternative hormones. The pellets HTCA uses contains Bioidentical hormones, which are derived from natural sources. The pellets contain hormones the exact hormones that are found naturally in the human body. Studies have shown that Bioidentical hormones have fewer side effects than synthetic hormones.
Pellet Insertion Process
The implantation of hormone pellets is a simple and relatively painless procedure performed under local anesthesia to “numb” the skin. The BHRT pellets are inserted in the upper buttocks by an experienced healthcare provider, through a small incision. Your healthcare provider will determine the correct dosage of hormones that will be used, as evident by results from a blood test.
Where can I get BHRT Pellets?
Finding an HTCA provider is simple! Search HTCA’s Find a Provider to locate the closest BHRT provider near you and schedule an appointment.
Benefits of Pellet Therapy for Men
Bioidentical Pellet Therapy offers many benefits to Men over traditional Hormone Replacement Therapies. Bioidentical Pellet Therapy uses hormones that are bioidentical, this means the hormones are the exact same molecular structure as the naturally occurring human hormones. Bioidentical hormones are found in nature and are derived from plants. This implies that Bioidentical Pellet Therapy uses hormones that are more natural than those often prescribed by conventional physicians. In addition, bioidentical pellet therapy offers a convivence benefit as the pellets remain in the body and release a steady state of hormones that the body requires. In comparison other hormone replacement therapy options can be inconsistent in their delivery resulting in a rollercoaster effect in many men.
Benefits of BHRT in male patients:
- Increased energy
- Enhanced sexual libido
- Improved mental clarity
- Reduced body fat
- Decreased depression/anxiety
- Healthy sense of well-being
- Better sleep
- Fewer night sweats/hot flashes
BHRT also protects your patients from age related conditions such as:
- Heart disease
Testosterone is essential for healthy male body function. It increases Interest in sexual activity, maintains muscle and bone, helps preserve normal oil secretion in the skin and hair, and both, directly and indirectly, affects parts of the brain that are responsible for normal mental processes, concentration, and mood. Additionally, Testosterone is necessary for optimal heart and artery health. Andropause, the male equivalent to menopause in women, is an imbalance in normal hormone levels, namely testosterone and affects all men to some degree as they age. When abundant, testosterone is at the core of energy, strength, stamina, and sexuality. When deficient, testosterone can be a precursor to disease and early demise
Beginning at around thirty years of age, testosterone production in men decreases as a result of many causes, with aging as the most common. Between the ages of forty and fifty, many men experience a profound drop in both total testosterone levels, and the percentage of testosterone that is readily available for the body’s cells to function normally. The decline in testosterone bioavailability, or “free testosterone” causes the body’s testosterone receptor cells to malfunction and no longer respond to the testosterone signals.
Andropause is the direct result of low testosterone levels as well as decreased testosterone function. Testosterone deficiency can negatively impact nearly every cell in the male body and lead to the development of several major degenerative diseases.
Although estrogen replacement for women has long been a controversial subject, the vast majority of studies show a risk-benefit ratio that favors hormone replacement therapy. Considerable research on testosterone replacement in men shows a very similar balance of benefit over risk and lead to a rapid improvement in overall physical function.
Testosterone therapy can improve the overall health and well-being of aging men by improving sex drive, mental function, and energy levels while reducing the risk of cardiovascular and associated diseases.
Testosterone therapy with pellets has become a highly sought-after method of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy in men, as it mimics the body’s natural secretion process of testosterone. Testosterone pellets are a compounded, bioidentical form of natural testosterone and implanted beneath the skin. The implanted testosterone pellets slowly dissolve over a period of four to six months, releasing a safe and consistent amount of testosterone into the body.
Testosterone therapy with pellets offers the benefits of individual dosing, and maintenance of healthy testosterone levels without the undesirable side effects often experienced with oral or transdermal testosterone products, such as increased clotting factors or impaired liver function.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy with testosterone pellets can be a highly efficient and convenient method to prevent and relieve symptoms of andropause.