Hormone replacement therapy is a treatment that many women and men are turning to as they age. Hormone therapy for both sexes, which has been around since the 1930s, is gaining in popularity. More and more people are discovering just how easy and effective the procedure is when implemented correctly. Women going through menopause are particularly susceptible to improper hormone levels and it’s effects. Testosterone therapy has numerous benefits, especially to that category of patients.
What Is Hormone Pellet Therapy?
Hormone Pellet Therapy uses hormones extracted from natural plants to replicate the body’s normal hormone levels. Implants placed just under the skin, release tiny and regular doses of hormones into the body, maintaining correct and natural levels. Other treatments, such as oral and transdermal therapy, produce high levels of hormones all at once. These levels then drop off just as quickly. The result is like a roller coaster ride for the patient. Extreme mood and energy fluctuations occur. Pellet therapy releases a constant flow of hormones into the body, avoiding those negative effects. Since the hormones used are from a natural source, this method is perfect for patients who don’t want synthetic hormones pumped into their bodies. Hormonal creams are messy and ineffective, and pills cause daily mood swings.
Insertion of the pellet is an in-office procedure. There is very little , if any, pain. The physician applies a local anesthetic, and makes a tiny cut in the upper hip area. The actual pellet, which is slightly larger than a grain of rice, is then inserted. There are no stitches, and tape is used to seal the cut.
Most women hit menopause between the ages of 45-55. Hormone levels drop resulting in numerous negative effects. Symptoms of menopause are:
- hot flashes
- night sweats
- vaginal dryness
- low sex drive
- inability to achieve orgasm
- aches and pains
- moodiness and depression
Women who undergo pellet therapy treatment report major positive changes. They are able to sleep through the night, and wake up feeling refreshed and energized. Their sex drive also comes back. Many women are able to enjoy an orgasm once more, something many haven’t been able to do for years.
Benefits of Hormone Therapy
Hormone pellet therapy has been proven effective against many ills. Some of the benefits include:
- emotion control
- migraines and menstrual headaches
- relieves anxiety and depression
- improves memory and concentration
- helps vaginal dryness
- urinary urgency and frequency
- lessens incontinence
- increases muscle strength and bone density
- decreases fat
- helps prevent Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and numerous other diseases
The most important thing about any drug or treatment is safety. There is a ton of data to support the safety and long term efficiency of testosterone pellet therapy. It is currently being used on 5 continents, and has been studied for over 80 years. Not only is it safe and effective, it can also help prevent heart disease, breast cancer, osteoporosis, dementia, and a myriad of other maladies.
If you would like to learn even more about the Hormone Pellet Therapy treatment and all of the benefits that it can provide, don’t wait! Contact Woodlands OBGYN Associates today!