Male Bio-identical Hormone Pellet Replacement Therapy
Men begin losing testosterone at the rate of 1-3% per year beginning at age 30. Are you experiencing fatigue, lack of mental acuity, loss of libido, and difficulty achieving, or sustaining erections? Then you should be evaluated for low testosterone, or "low T". We can help you! HTCA bio-identical hormone pellet replacement therapy will help you feel like yourself again.
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is exactly what it sounds like. It is using hormones that are identical to the hormones naturally made by your body. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) has transformed the healthcare of men and women as they enter the second half of their lives. It provides an alternative to hormones that are synthetic, like injectable testosterone, or concentrated from horse urine (Premarin). Patients taking BHRT prepared by high quality compounding pharmacists can be given dosages tailored to their individual needs, instead of the narrow choices available with mass-produced hormone therapies (one size fits all).
The interest in a more natural approach to hormone therapy has focused attention on bio-identical hormones — hormones that are identical in molecular structure to the hormones men and women make in their bodies. They are not found in this form in nature but are derived and made from plant compounds extracted from yams and soy. Bio-identical hormone therapy is often called “natural hormone therapy” because bio-identical hormones act just like the hormones produced by your body.
On a blood test, your total estradiol or testosterone not only measures the bio-identical estrogen or testosterone you’ve taken but also the amount of those hormones your body makes. On the other hand, Premarin, the old standby estrogen used for decades is metabolized into various forms of estrogen that are dangerous and are not measured by standard laboratory tests. Proponents of bio-identical hormones say that one important advantage of bio-identical therapy is that hormone levels can be monitored more precisely and treatment individualized accordingly.
Why choose HTCA bio-identical Hormone pellet therapy for men? Hormonal needs for men have received national attention, but with marginal treatment options available. Hormonal treatments for men can be expensive, require daily application, and in many cases, need to be carefully timed with their partner’s needs for normal sexual activities and pleasure. Bio-identical hormones have been proven safe and effective and DO NOT increase the risk of prostate cancer.
Bio-identical hormone pellet therapy is the only method of testosterone therapy that gives sustained and consistent testosterone levels throughout the day, for 4 to 6 months, without any “roller coaster” blood levels of testosterone, which can result in mood and energy fluctuations.
HTCA bio-identical hormone pellet therapy has had well documented, excellent results with only a few reported side effects.
Men find themselves lacking in sexual desire, gaining weight, losing muscle mass and feeling sluggish, depressed and irritable. Yet, they believe they must endure these body and hormonal changes as part of aging. This couldn't be further from the truth!
In addition, Dr. Trussell takes a full history, does a complete panel of blood work, and answers any questions you may have. Dr. Trussell is a Diplomat of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Call for your consult today...... 501-228-6237
Andropause may cause any or all of these symptoms:
- Decreased muscle mass and strength
- Increased fat mass and weight gain
- Erectile dysfunction
- Diminished libido
- Night sweats
- Hair loss
- Mood swings
Why replace testosterone with pellets?
Testosterone and/or Estradiol are pressed or fused into small pellets that are inserted under the skin, usually on the upper buttocks. The pellets provide constant low doses of the exact hormones your body makes and uses. Pellet therapy has been proven to be the most effective hormone delivery system in terms of absorption and availability. This method provides more consistent hormone levels over a longer period of time. Moreover, many studies show that the optimal testosterone level in men is over 800. This testosterone level has preventative effects for many disease states such as cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, prostate cancer, osteoporosis, and more. Instead of having to apply a gel, patch or cream daily, the implanted pellets last 4-6 months making them much more convenient.
Typical oral and transdermal forms of therapy produce “roller coaster” blood levels of testosterone, which can result in mood and energy fluctuations for the patient sometimes on a weekly basis.
- Testosterone injections cause a "rush" and a "roller coaster effect" that give you a high in the beginning and lows toward the end.
- You have to return to the doctor every 1-3 weeks for injection
- Synthetic not natural
- Side Effects are greater i.e. swelling of the ankles, liver toxicity, elevated LDL, lower HDL, coronary artery disease
- Testosterone patches fall off or have to be taped to stay on
- Patches cause irritation in a large number of men
- Change patches daily
- Side effects are greater i.e. swelling of the ankles, liver toxicity, elevated LDL, lower HDL, coronary artery disease.
- Testosterone Gel must be applied every day
- You may get tired of or forget to apply testosterone daily
- You must make sure not to have skin to skin contact with others where the gel is applied to avoid transference to others
- You have to wait after you apply the testosterone gel to get dressed and it leaves your skin feeling "tacky"
Give us a call to schedule an appointment to discuss how HTCA can help you.