As men and women age, they deal with a wide range of physical changes, like fatigue, weight gain, loss of muscle mass and others. Often, these issues are simply viewed as inevitable with age, but hormone pellet therapy provides a safe, natural way to combat those symptoms.
Having balanced hormones is the key to good health and disease prevention. Bioidentical hormone pellet therapy provides a method to replicate your normal hormone levels, releasing bioidentical hormones into your body’s bloodstream. The steady, slow release of hormones from the pellets helps prevent the up and down side effects of other types of hormone therapy, such as pills or transdermal application. Instead, you can enjoy feeling your body gradually return to normal.
How hormone pellet therapy affects women
Women often benefit greatly from using bioidentical hormone pellet therapy as they go through menopause, perimenopause and postmenopause. For women, both estrogen and testosterone is the key to improving overall health and preventing diseases.
The loss of estrogen in the body can put women at an increased risk for serious health issues, including osteoporosis, heart disease, diabetes, premature ovary failure, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and colon cancer. Low estrogen levels can also lead to negative effects on your daily life, such as moodiness, depression, loss of skin elasticity, bone shrinkage and vaginal dryness. Increasing estrogen levels through hormone pellet therapy helps combat these symptoms, improving your overall mood and wellbeing.
Although estrogen is a woman’s most important hormone, testosterone is also the key in keeping your body in balance. Testosterone deficiency can lead to emotional instability, sleep disturbances, weight gain, mental confusion and poor muscle tone. Low testosterone levels can also impact the musculoskeletal system, leading to muscle or joint pain, osteoporosis or muscle atrophy. Testosterone hormone pellet therapy can help women improve mental clarity, increase sex drive and boost muscle tone and mass.
How hormone pellet therapy affects men
It has long been known that women go through significant hormonal changes with menopause, but for men, there is a less well-defined hormonal transition. That doesn’t mean, however, that men don’t go through significant hormonal changes as they age. Studies have shown men begin losing testosterone at a rate of about 3 percent to 10 percent per year after age 30. The decrease in testosterone can lead to fatigue, decreased mental clarity, lower sex drive and difficulty with sexual performance.
Bioidentical hormone pellet therapy offers a sustained and consistent way to treat testosterone deficiencies, releasing small amounts of testosterone throughout the day. Unlike pills or other hormone treatments, which can lead to roller coaster testosterone levels and fluctuations in mood and energy, hormone pellets provide a stable increase in testosterone. Men who have undergone bioidentical hormone pellet therapy have found an increase in sexual desire, improved mood, more energy, an easier time losing weight and improved sexual function.
If you think BioTE bioidentical hormone replacement therapy could be right for you, talk to an experienced BioTE provider