As we grow older, our hormones usually take a nose dive. Fortunately, a number of studies over the years have demonstrated that hormone therapy pellets are extremely efficient at replicating the natural hormone levels in the body.
These pellets are placed under the skin of the patient and are designed to release slow, steady, and constant doses of hormones. It provides the patient’s body with the necessary amount it needs for optimal function. Bioidentical pellets, unlike other replacement therapies, do not have any dramatic and adverse effects on the patient’s health.
What Does the Procedure Entail?
Subcutaneous hormone pellet therapy is a minor surgery that provides patients with amazing results. Your surgeon will make a small incision and place a really small pellet under the skin. The incision will take about five days to heal. During this period of time the patient is supposed to avoid full tub soaks and rigorous activities.
What Makes this Therapy Different?
Since hormone therapy utilizes compounds that are identical to the ones found in the body, anyone can benefit from it without having to endure the adverse effects of synthetically derived compounds. However, those are not the only benefits. Unlike oral medication that has to be taken twice every day, a hormone pellet can last for about six months.
Since the pellets deliver a steady stream of hormones, it makes it easy for the body to absorb them in a regular manner. Moreover, oral hormones pass through the liver to get metabolized. This causes an increase in the production of clotting factors, whereas hormone pellets are absorbed in the blood stream, thereby decreasing the risk for a stroke or a heart attack.
Compared to other methods, pellet therapy has offered the greatest relief to symptoms associated with menopause as well as andropause including night sweats, hot flashes, insomnia, mood swings, skin issues, fatigue, weight gain and osteoporosis.
Is it Adequate?
If the dosage is insufficient, the surgeon will prescribe supplements to boost the hormone levels. During your next implantation procedure, the dosage will be adjusted according to your body’s response. This ensures a customized solution that fits your individual needs.
Make sure that you go to a board certified surgeon with experience. He will do a comprehensive blood-work test and decide on the appropriate dosage based on what your body needs.
Why is this Therapy Necessary in Some Cases?
Hormone pellets will give women muscle tone, mass, libido, and mental clarity. When the hormonal levels in your body are low, you often tend to experience mental confusion, poor muscle development, and weight gain, even with daily exercise. The side effects of hormone deficiency on the muscles, bones, metabolism, heart, and brain can be quite significant and detrimental to long term health.
The brain needs testosterone along with estrogen to make serotonin, the chemical needed for emotional balance. If you lack sufficient amounts of these hormones, you will experience emotional instability, leading to irritability, increased anxiety, anger, sleep disturbances, and depression.
Hormone pellet therapy restores the hormonal levels in the body and ensures that you experience none of the adverse physical and emotional effects of an hormonal imbalance.
Contact Our Offices
If you think you have an hormonal imbalance, it is important to find out for sure as soon as possible. Contact us to learn more about an hormonal imbalance and how it can adversely affect your day-to-day life. Dr. John Porcaro, a cosmetic surgeon, will help you by answering any questions you have and by bringing balance to your hormones.