As people reach middle age, both men and women can experience symptoms from hormonal imbalances. And while you may be more familiar with symptoms associated with menopause such as night sweats and hot flashes, men can experience symptoms from lower levels of testosterone as well. Hormonal imbalance in men is known as andropause—the male equivalent of menopause, and generally happens between the ages of forty and fifty. If you’re wondering if you could benefit from hormone therapy, read on to learn more about how hormone pellets for men can help you get back to feeling your best.
If you have noticed a decreased sex drive or trouble maintaining an erection, you could be suffering from low levels of testosterone. As we age, our bodies slow down production of reproductive hormones such as testosterone, resulting in the side effects listed above. Hormone pellets can help replenish your testosterone levels and revive your sex life.
Although there are other hormone replacement therapies available, pellets are implanted just below the skin, and work by delivering a steady, low dose of testosterone directly into the blood stream for up to six months. The slow, release nature of the pellets means you won’t suffer from a sudden influx of testosterone that levels out throughout the day as you would with injections or gels.
We’ve all experienced the sluggishness that occurs after a big lunch when it’s time to sit down and get back to work, but if you feel like you are constantly out of gas and searching for the energy to get through the day then you may be in need of hormone therapy. Testosterone is at the core of energy and strength, and both directly and indirectly, affects parts of the brain that are responsible for normal mental processes, concentration, and mood.
When you are dealing with lower levels of energy, the last thing you want to do is work out. Instead, you often try to temporarily increase energy levels through coffee, energy drinks, or an afternoon donut, leading to increased body weight and decreased muscle mass. However, your weight gain may not be solely due to decreased energy levels. Testosterone also helps builds muscles, fuels your metabolism, promotes bone density, and increases insulin production. Without it, you may be experiencing unwanted body changes that can be reversed with the appropriate treatment.
According to a Harvard study, testosterone replacement therapy can help with heart disease. First, lower levels of testosterone are associated with cardiac factors such as higher cholesterol levels, diabetes, obesity, and peripheral artery disease. And although low levels of testosterone don’t directly correlate with heart disease, increasing testosterone through hormone therapy can help alleviate some of the risk factors to reduce risk. Additionally, blood vessels and heart muscle cells have receptors that latch on to testosterone meaning that testosterone treatment improves vascular reactivity and blood flow. Thus, hormone therapy can help reduce the risk of heart disease as well as protect against other age-related conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and osteoporosis.
Depression and mood-swings can be yet another symptom of ineffective testosterone production. In some cases, hormone therapy can be an effective anti-depressant and increase feelings of well-being while reducing fatigue and irritability.
Before beginning hormone therapy, you will want to test your hormone levels to ensure that your hormone level falls below the normal range, and thus, you will benefit from therapy. This may be done through a simple blood test. Testing your current testosterone levels prior to insertion will also help the doctor determine your customized dosage to ensure your individual needs are being met. Once it’s determined you qualify for therapy, you can schedule a time for pellet insertion.
Testosterone pellets are implanted just below the skin near the hip or on the buttocks. Generally, the area will be numbed prior to insertion using a local anesthetic so you won’t feel a thing. The doctor will then make a small incision and use a specialized tool, called a trocar, to insert the pellets.
The pellets are about the size of a grain of rice and will slowly dissolve as they naturally release testosterone. The pellets will last anywhere from four to six months and then you will need to return to the doctor for another insertion. Since hormone pellets may disrupt your body’s ability to produce testosterone, you will want to work with your doctor to wean off the supplements when the time comes to avoid any side effects.
If you are a business that works with patients seeking hormone therapy then you want a trusted supplier that has experience with pellet therapy. Trocar Supplies has been in the pellet therapy field for over 15 years and offers over 40 types of specialized kits to streamline the insertion process. Specifically, the product catalog includes Disposable Individual Trocars, Disposable Medical Tray Kits, Stainless Autoclave Trocars, and Trocar Wrap Kits—along with a slew of additional categories for the most specialized needs.
Our kits are made in the USA and follow strict FDA and GMP guidelines so you know when you choose Trocar Supplies you will be receiving the most efficient method and safest product for hormonal replacement therapy.
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