Hormone Pellets are small sized implants that contain active hormones. These are subcutaneously inserted under the skin for absorption. The insertion of the hormone pellet therapy is straightforward and requires a small incision for injection under the skin. BHRT or Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is plant derived from yams and soy and is molecularly structures similar to what our own bodies produce. On the other hand, synthetic hormones are mostly derived from animals. People who lack certain hormones and suffer from symptoms associated with low hormone levels can find plenty of benefits from BHRT.
Almost every man or woman over the age of 35 years old will experience a shift, dramatic or subtle, in hormone levels. Testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, human growth hormone, thyroid levels are a few prominent hormones that change as we age. Depleted or low hormone levels and hormone production can cause uncomfortable side effects and symptoms that impact a man or woman on a day to day basis. For women approaching menopause, some common side effects and symptoms include:
For men over the age of 40 (and sometimes 35) testosterone levels naturally slow with age. Men and women both produce the hormone though it is more primary and abundant in men. Testosterone is an essential hormone in the body that is released throughout a man’s life to drive his sexual libido, facilitate puberty and contributes toward healthy muscle mass, metabolic processes, skin elasticity, body fat and more. As a result of low testosterone many men experience symptoms including:
• Low muscle mass and bone density
• Erectile dysfunction
• Mood swings
• Difficulty sleeping
• Weight gain
Before men and women reach their mid-age, it is not uncommon to turn to hormone replacement therapy to obtain an optimum balance of health and wellness. One mechanism of hormone replacement therapy is through a natural delivery system known as hormone pellet therapy.
Hormone pellet therapy Los Angeles is an effective way to replenish testosterone and estradiol while curbing or eliminating side effects brought on by low hormone production. A hormone pellet is a treatment performed at our Los Angeles Hormone Treatment Center by our Hormone Doctor. An experienced physician inserts a pellet under the skin. The pellets are made up of hormones, either estradiol or testosterone and are fused onto tight, solid, small cylinders.
Typically a pellet is inserted into the body near the lower abdominal wall under local anesthesia. This relatively painless process and patients often experience very little to no downtime after a procedure. Even better, once inserted, very rarely are pellets removed. The body will naturally dissolve a pellet as it releases critical hormones throughout the body. Patients will experience alleviation from symptoms as quickly as 24-48 hours or within two weeks.
Depending on a physician’s dosage request, hormones are gradually released over 3-6 months without the hassle of weekly injections, oral supplements or gel, and lotion application. Pellets offer men and women a safe, natural alternative that is effective and safe for continued use to eliminate uncomfortable symptoms associated with age and low hormone levels. Men and women are turning to bioidentical hormone replacement therapy with pellets as a safe, natural and effective process to get energy levels up, improve libido and curb low hormone side effects.
Dr. David Nazarian is an experienced hormone specialist in Los Angeles. He has the experience and knowledge of hormone imbalance and the appropriate modalities of testing to determine the correct course of treatment. Further, Dr. Nazarian offers both in-home or office appointments for his patients in the Los Angeles area. You may schedule an appointment by clicking here.