BlogPremier Blog What Is Pellet Hormone Replacement Therapy?

July 23, 2018by premiermdcare

Research suggests the prime of your life occurs at its latest stages. But with age, your body does not produce sufficient hormones for a happy, healthy life. Individuals can experience restless sleep, depression, muscle weakness and a decrease in bone density. At Med Spa 22 in Fort Myers, FL, we want you to live the best life you can. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about pellet hormone replacement therapy.

What Is Pellet Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Pellet hormone replacement therapy is an ideal method of hormone replacement therapy, sometimes referred to as HRT. It is a compressed cylinder of either estradiol or testosterone between the size of a grain of rice and a Tic-Tac. What sets it apart is it can be used as a safe, natural, effective method of HRT for either men or women.

Is This Therapy Safe? 

The pellets deliver healthy, consistent levels of hormones for three to six months depending on dosage. Due to the steady hormone levels, users do not see unwanted symptoms or side effects caused by fluctuating levels of hormones. They do not increase blood clot risk like conventional or synthetic HRT methods. It does not carry the same risk of breast cancer as high oral estrogen doses that do not contain enough hormone metabolites or chemical progestins. Research suggests balanced hormones protect breast health.

Benefits Of This Therapy

The time pellet hormone replacement therapy takes to work depends on the individual. Some patients experience the benefits within 24-48 hours while others can take up to a week or two to notice an effect. Some of these include:

  • More energy
  • Deeper, more restful sleep
  • Improved mood
  • Increase in muscle mass and bone density
  • Decrease in fatty tissue
  • Increase in strength, coordination and physical performance
  • Enhancement of concentration and memory
  • Improvement of skin tone and hair texture

Who Needs This Therapy? 

Both men and women may need pellet hormone replacement therapy as they age. Men start to lose testosterone in their 30s. While they usually maintain an adequate level until their mid-40s or 50s, men should be tested when they begin to experience symptoms of testosterone deficiency. Most men need to be tested by age 50, but this could be as late as their 70s and 80s. You cannot be too old to benefit from pellet hormone replacement therapy.

What Else Do I Need To Know? 

  • Pellets last between three and five months in women and five to six in men.
  • Factors that affect absorption rate include high-stress levels, lack of sleep, physical activity and certain medications.
  • The pellets dissolve on their own, so they do not need to be removed.

Schedule Your Initial Consultation

If you think you would be a good fit for pellet hormone replacement therapy, contact the friendly professionals at Med Spa 22 in Fort Myers, FL today to schedule your initial consultation. Our mission is to help you live the happy, healthy life everyone deserves. We welcome you to enter your golden years stronger and healthier than you were 20 years ago with the help of hormone replacement therapy and the guidance of experts dedicated to serve you.