Men’s Pellet Therapy
As we age, our hormones begin to change and offset our body’s natural balance. These hormonal imbalances can unveil several unsettling symptoms, such as reduced muscle mass, weight management issues, sleep deprivation, loss of focus and libido, irritability, and other body aches and pains.
At Prosper Direct Health, we offer a hormone pellet therapy program that will help balance your body and improve your sleep, energy, and overall wellness. Our pellets are derived from 100% natural and bio-identical sources and the procedure is quick and virtually painless.
UNDERSTANDING MALE SEX HORMONES
When it comes to men, the sex hormone testosterone is extremely important in the regulation of:
- Sex drive
- Muscle mass
- Bone mass
- Metabolism; fat distribution
- Red blood cell production
- Sperm production
Furthermore, testosterone is responsible for the creation of male characteristics. As young boys mature into adolescent and adult men, testosterone is used to stimulate body hair growth, voice change, and muscle mass.
HOW IS TESTOSTERONE PRODUCED?
Almost all of our body’s testosterone can be found in the male gonads, also referred to as the testes. There is a small amount made in the adrenal glands but this only accounts for approximately 5%.
A specific hormone found in the testes called luteinizing hormone, or LH, is responsible for testosterone production. This unique hormone regulates testosterone levels and can either increase or decrease testosterone in our bodies.
However, as we age, testosterone levels begin to steadily decline, which can lead to the natural male aging process known as andropause.
WHAT IS ANDROPAUSE?
Testosterone levels in men peak around the age of twenty. However, when a man enters the third decade of his life, he may begin to experience a drop in testosterone and notice changes in his body.
These changes are often referred to as andropause, a process that can be compared to the female aging process of menopause.
WHEN DOES ANDROPAUSE OCCUR?
It is highly variable and some men may experience andropause in their 40s and 50s while others will not feel the effects until they are in their mid-60s.
HOW ANDROPAUSE AFFECTS TESTOSTERONE LEVELS
According to a study conducted by Harvard Medical School, testosterone levels drop 1% to 2% each year as men age. Although this may seem awfully slow at first, the fall in testosterone adds up over the years.
Often, the symptoms of imbalanced hormones in men are merely considered the signs of aging. Yet, these changes can dramatically affect your quality of life and well-being and are easily treatable.
Continue to read to learn more about the symptoms of male hormone imbalance.
MALE HORMONE IMBALANCE SYMPTOMS
Although fluctuations in our hormone levels are natural, they can cause several male hormone deficiencies and result in many unwanted side effects. For example, symptoms of low testosterone include:
- Weight gain
- Reduced muscle mass
- Low libido
- Sleepless nights
- Loss of focus
- Loss of motivation
- Low energy and fatigue
More importantly, decreased testosterone levels, whether due to aging or other conditions, may put you at risk for serious health problems such as heart disease and weak bones. Left unaddressed, these symptoms can increase throughout your 40s and 50s, stealing your self-confidence and sense of achievement in your personal and professional life.
These symptoms vary in severity from person to person and are often overlooked as depression, stress or anxiety.
WHAT CAUSES MALE HORMONE IMBALANCES?
All our hormones work together to achieve balance in our bodies. However, several factors can cause our hormones to change, including:
- Aging (andropause)
- Underlying health issues
This, in turn, results in a hormone imbalance. When we begin to notice a hormone deficiency of a specific hormone, it may alter our sleep patterns, mood, energy, metabolism, and even sexual performance.
Along with andropause, there are two additional hormone imbalances that can cause similar issues and these include adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism.
The symptoms of adrenal fatigue can vary significantly person to person but if you have have a loss of energy, difficulties sleeping, a decreased sex drive it is possible that you are suffering from adrenal fatigue. This is a common hormonal imbalance we see in our Functional Medicine practice.
Our adrenal glands are located on top of our kidneys like a hat. The adrenal glands produce the primary stress hormone, cortisol. When we experience drastic life changes, our adrenal glands will secrete cortisol to help our bodies manage the stress. This is normal if kept in moderation. However, excessive amounts of cortisol for prolonged periods of time can cause adrenal fatigue.
The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck. This small gland is responsible for our entire body’s metabolic function. It also produces special hormones that regulate:
- Body temperature
- Levels of hydration
- Hair and nail growth
Oftentimes, the traditional testing be able to identify hypothyroidism. Unfortunately, this disorder can cause hormonal imbalances that result in the following symptoms for men:
- Weight gain
- Changes in body temperature
- Low Libido
- Loss of sleep
So, is there a way to help balance our hormones?
HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY FOR MEN
Here’s the good news: male hormone imbalances are easily treatable. Hormone imbalance solutions like Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) are a great way to balance testosterone and other hormones that affect the adrenals and thyroid.
At Prosper Direct Health we offer a natural Hormone Replacement Therapy for men called Pellet Therapy.
WHAT IS PELLET THERAPY?
Pellet therapy is the process of re-establishing hormones that have been lost in your body and reduce the negative symptoms of hormone imbalances.
We use a natural hormone pellet therapy also known as Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). Bio-identical hormones are derived from natural sources, such as yams or roots, that best mimic the molecular structure of the hormones we naturally create. This way, our body can readily identify the hormones and levels are restored within the body.
The treatment is called pellet therapy because it comes in the form of tiny pellets that are placed under the skin, which allows the body to absorb trace amounts of vital hormones for 5-6 months at a time.
IS PELLET THERAPY SAFE?
Not only is pellet therapy safe, but it is also completely natural. These testosterone pellets for men are bio-identical and are derived from natural plant materials. Therefore, it is more readily able to be absorbed by the body.
Furthermore, we work with Sottopelle, and they have dosed more than 250,000 patients so dosing is very accurate. We are also trained in Functional Medicine and Anti-Aging Medicine so we are very comfortable with managing hormones.
HOW DOES PELLET THERAPY WORK?
At Prosper Direct Health, we start with an initial consultation and blood draw. Once the labs are resulted we are able to dose an accurate amount of testosterone that is needed. Since each treatment is personalized we also evaluate:
- Hormone levels
- Medical history
Once we determine the perfect amount of hormone pellets for your body’s needs, we use lidocaine to numb the incision site and then carefully place the pellet in your body. Pellets are very small and are about the size of a grain of rice. The testosterone pellets for men are placed in the flank or glute, under the fat.
Since pellets are bioidentical, they mimic the natural molecular structure of the hormones you have naturally occurring in the body, such as testosterone and estradiol. Depending on the hormone levels your body needs, this treatment will steadily release hormones for a 5 to 6-month period.
Once the pellets are inserted into your body, steri-strips are applied to close the site. We recommend you leave the bandage on for 5-6 days or until it falls off on its own.
MALE PELLET THERAPY RESULTS
Once the pellets start to release testosterone into your bloodstream, you should begin to feel more energetic and focused. You may find it easier to:
- Lose weight
- Build muscle
- Balance your immune system
- Control negative emotions like irritability
Here’s the best part: if low libido and reduced sex drive were included in your personal list of hormone imbalance symptoms, then your pellet therapy treatment may also increase your interest in intimacy with your partner. Overall, pellet therapy for men will optimize the balance of your health and wellness and the greatest thing about Pellets is you don’t have to worry about injections or creams.
BHRT SPECIALIZED DOCTORS
Unfortunately, too many doctors simply prescribe dosages based on your age, weight and labs. These factors don’t offer nearly enough information to understand what your body actually needs. Our highly trained providers will make sure that the hormones administered are exactly the right amount for your optimal health based on your complete body composition and blood work.
Additionally, we have a great deal of experience in pellet administration, so you don’t have to worry about pellets falling out or being ineffective as long as you take the precautions outlined by our staff.
READY TO BALANCE YOUR HORMONES?
You don’t have to suffer unwanted hormone imbalance symptoms anymore. By restoring hormone levels, you can finally regain your energy, metabolism, and youthful performance.