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Low testosterone is a common issue that many men face as they age (even as early as their 30's and 40's) and more drastically into their golden years.

Many men don’t realize that there are natural options available to help them regain their energy and vitality, beyond lifestyle changes that might not be enough to counteract the natural decline of testosterone levels. One effective option is bioidentical hormone pellet therapy for men.

This type of therapy can naturally restore optimal hormone levels, leading to improved physical and mental health. Let's dive into more detail how pellet therapy for men works, who should get it, potential side effects, and why partnering with Infinite Wellness MD is such a smart move.

How Do I Know If I Have Low Testosterone Levels?

Did you know there are convenient lab tests to determine whether or not you have "low T"?

The most common lab test for low testosterone is a testosterone blood test. This test measures the amount of testosterone in the blood. Other tests that may be used to diagnose low testosterone include a luteinizing hormone (LH) test and a follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) test. These tests help to determine whether the low testosterone is caused by a problem with the pituitary gland or the testes. Additionally, a total testosterone test, free testosterone test, and bioavailable testosterone test might also be used for a complete diagnosis.

If your test results show that your testosterone level falls below 300 ng/dL and you are experiencing any of the common symptoms associated with low testosterone, you should explore appropriate lifestyle changes to naturally boost testosterone levels.

Given our team's expertise in treating hormone imbalances, the best first step is to schedule a free discovery to discuss your situation and help you get tested. We will help you understand what’s going on and come up with a comprehensive plan. Part of that plan might involve bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), possibly including hormone pellet therapy for men.

Why Should Men Consider BHRT?

BHRT is a treatment approach that uses bioidentical forms of testosterone (identical in molecular structure to your own endogenous testosterone) to optimize hormone levels so you can reclaim your vitality, energy levels and sex drive.

Because your body can't tell whether the hormones came from your testes or the pharmacy, BHRT is arguably safer than synthetic testosterone medications merely mimicking the function of testosterone. 

There are many studies over the last 30 years that have shown BHRT as a safe and effective strategy for treating hormone imbalances – provided that appropriate hormone testing is used to individualize your dose to your specific needs.

Men who have used BHRT have experienced the following benefits:

  • Increase in energy & resilience
  • Improved mood & sleep
  • Boost in sexual drive & libido
  • Increase in muscular strength and body tone
  • Reduction in body fat
  • Decrease in anxiety

 

How Does Pellet Therapy Work?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy comes in many different dosing vehicles such as capsules, creams, patches and pellets.

Capsules deliver hormones orally through the gastrointestinal tract, whereas creams, patches and pellets work transdermally with hormones getting absorbed through the skin and bypassing the GI tract.

Pellet therapy uses very small pellets (smaller than a grain of rice) that are inserted under the skin, typically in the upper hip, where they slowly release hormones into the body over a few months.

The hormones used in this type of treatment are identical to those naturally produced by the body, hence the term “bioidentical.” Because bioidentical hormones mimic natural hormones, these pellets can be used to provide long-term relief from symptoms associated with low testosterone and other hormonal imbalances but must be replenished or inserted every 4 to 6 months.

Benefits Of Pellet Therapy

The biggest benefit of pellet therapy is that it provides more consistent levels of hormones in your body over time. It also eliminates the need for daily dosing which makes it easier to stick with your treatment plan.

Additionally, because this form of hormone replacement therapy is delivered directly through your skin, it has fewer side effects compared to other forms such as oral medications or injections.

Side Effects of Pellet Therapy

As with any medical treatment, there can be side effects associated with pellet therapy – but most mild side effects quickly disappear after a few days as your body adjusts to higher hormone levels.

These side effects can include acne breakouts, headaches or nausea, increased sweating or changes in libido (sex drive).

Some people may experience side effects such as bruising, swelling, soreness, or redness at the incision site. However, major complications from hormone pellet insertion are exceedingly rare.

Importantly, you should always consult with a properly credentialled BHRT provider that conducts hormone testing to individualize your dose and employs a comprehensive, integrative approach.

Who Is a Good Candidate For Hormone Pellet Therapy?

Pellet therapy for men is typically recommended for men in their 30s through 50s who are struggling with low testosterone levels due to aging (or other factors brought on by chronic health issues).

It may also be beneficial if you're looking for a long-term solution that won't require daily dosing and frequent visits to a doctor's office. However, before deciding on any form of hormone replacement therapy, you should consult with your doctor to ensure that this type of treatment is right for you based on your individual needs and medical history.

At Infinite Wellness MD, we specialize in hormone replacement therapy for men and women – so book a free discovery call to discuss your needs and explore hormone testing.

Choosing A BHRT Provider

When considering testosterone replacement, it's important to work with a licensed health practitioner with expertise in hormone issues.

When working with clients, our team provides the right guidance for their unique situation. We also examine lifestyle factors that could be unnecessarily draining your testosterone production and provide guidance on natural ways to boost your resilience and longevity.

Bioidentical hormone pellet therapy offers many benefits including consistent delivery and potentially fewer side effects compared to other dosing forms. If you think that this type of treatment might be right for you , then consider signing up for a free consultation so we can answer any questions you may have.

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Looking to restore hormone balance & vibrant health, but aren't sure about your options? Book a free phone call to get the clarity & confidence you need!

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