As you enter your 30s, you may begin to notice some of the changes that occur as part of the aging process, such as:
- Memory loss
- Acne, oily and dry skin
- Low energy levels
- Decreased libido
- Moodiness and depression
- Lack of sleep
Decreased energy levels and a slower metabolism can be an issue of great concern for the aging individual; not to mention the hot flashes, mood swings, and weight management difficulties which all seem inevitable. However, thanks to ongoing medical research and scientific breakthroughs, we continue to gain a more thorough understanding of why our bodies change the way they do from pre to post menopause.
While it’s comforting to know that there are options in combating the unwanted and often debilitating effects of the aging process, you may still have concerns that standard hormone replacement therapy will make you feel worse instead of better. Hormone Pellet Therapy may be a better option for you.
What Is Hormone Pellet Therapy?
One of the best ways to introduce bio-identical hormones to the body is with the use of pellets. Pellets are about the size of a grain of rice, derived from yams, roots, and other natural resources, which are then compounded into a pellet. Pellets are bio-identical which means that they mimic the natural molecular structure of hormones already found in the body, such as testosterone and estradiol.
Pellet insertion is a simple in-office procedure where the hormones are inserted under the skin into the hip or buttock region. Although it is a relatively painless procedure, a local anesthetic is available and most compare it to receiving a shot or injection. Pellets are absorbed by the body at a controlled rate which allows them to remain active in the body for four to six months. Since they are absorbed directly into the bloodstream and are always readily available for the body to use, the hormone levels remain within the optimum range for the entirety of the insertion.
Pros vs Cons – Is Pellet Therapy Right for You?
Now that you understand what hormone pellet therapy is and why it is quickly rising in popularity, you can determine whether it is the best way for you to correct your hormonal imbalances. Use this quick pro and con reference list in combination with advice from your prescribing health care provider to determine if pellets are best for you.
- Pellets are derived from natural sources and do not contain any binders or fillers
- Pellets have not been linked to cancer or have any other health conditions
- ease of use, once implanted, no further application is necessary
- hormones are absorbed into the body at a constant rate so there are no missed doses or fluctuations in hormone level
- procedure is virtually painless
- not easy to discontinue use once implanted
- local anesthesia may be used during the procedure
When Should You Begin Hormone Pellet Therapy?
Women typically begin pellet therapy once they enter menopause, or after their hormonal levels become unbalanced. Your body needs a proper balance of all hormones to function efficiently, so when they become imbalanced many aspects of overall health are affected and undesired symptoms manifest. The practitioners at Tampa Rejuvenation will determine the dose and combination of hormones that are necessary to rectify your body’s imbalances and alleviate your symptoms.
Once the pellets are implanted, patients quickly begin to feel relief from their symptoms: their energy levels increase and they become more emotionally stable. All of the symptoms that brought you to need hormone therapy will reside and a renewed sense of well-being and satisfaction is achieved. However, once the pellets are completely absorbed symptoms will return, so routine insertions are necessary.
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