Do your testosterone levels need a boost? Testosterone is an important hormone that affects libido, muscle mass, memory, and energy levels. Male testosterone pellet therapy is a type of hormone replacement therapy that is individually tailored to the patient. It uses small pellets of custom-compounded hormones that are inserted under the skin for continuous therapeutic support.
What are the benefits of male testosterone pellet therapy?
Testosterone pellet therapy is superior to other methods of hormone replacement because it delivers a consistent dose over the long term, avoiding fluctuations in hormone levels seen with other delivery methods. This treatment is simple, convenient, and safe. It has been shown to increase muscle mass, boost energy levels, relieve anxiety and depression, decrease fat, increase bone density, improve memory and concentration, and increase sex drive in men.
How long does it take for testosterone pellet therapy to work?
You should begin to feel the benefits of pellet hormone therapy within a few weeks. Full optimization could take a few months. Patients may experience relief of symptoms including:
- Andropause (decrease in testosterone levels)
- Low mood
- Low sex drive
- Heart health issues
- Decreased bone density
- Hormone imbalance
How often will I need to have testosterone pellets inserted?
Most patients only need to visit the doctor 3 to 4 times a year for pellet insertion. This makes it a simple hormone replacement treatment option.
Where are the pellets inserted?
Testosterone pellets are inserted under the skin through a very small incision, usually near the hip. After insertion, the pellet dissolves and the body absorbs the contents.
What symptoms does hormone imbalance cause in men?
Symptoms of male hormone imbalance can range from mild to severe. They may include:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Low energy
- Weight gain
- Brain fog
- Loss of muscle mass
- Low blood pressure
- Unstable blood sugar
What do I need to do before having testosterone pellets inserted?
Before beginning male testosterone pellet therapy, you will need a consultation with Dr. Shah so he can determine if this treatment is right for you. You will also need comprehensive blood tests to be used in determining the best hormone levels for you. If you are taking aspirin, ibuprofen, or any other blood thinner, we recommend you stop taking it two weeks before pellet insertion.