Testosterone Replacement Therapy With Hormone Pellets
No more messy creams, No more daily pills, No more injections … just an easy, steady and safe delivery of bio identical hormones!
Testosterone is an essential hormone in both men and women that has a strong impact on very important functions in the human body. A deficiency in testosterone can lead to many health conditions that take away from our quality of life. Testosterone replacement using pellet implants is our preferred method of hormone optimization at the Natural Path. It has proven to be safe, reliable and restorative to the body. There is a great deal of research showing the safety and effectiveness of testosterone pellet therapy for men and women. To learn more click here.
What Medical Studies Show with Hormone Pellet Therapy
In medical research studies, pellet therapy has shown to be extremely effective in relieving many troublesome menopausal symptoms. We have seen hormone pellets help with maintaining bone density, improving sleep, increasing libido, improving sexual response/ performance, offering relief from depression/irritability/anxiety, while increasing energy, mental focus & clarity.
Aside from menopausal symptoms, we have also used hormone pellet therapy to help patients with migraines and menstrual headaches, as well as urinary incontinence. Testosterone therapy has also shown to be preventative against breast cancer, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
Benefits of Hormone Pellet Therapy
- Improved energy
- Relief from depression, anxiety and irritability
- Lower body fat
- Increased lean muscle strength and tone
- Increased libido
- Improved sexual function and performance
- Improved vaginal lubrication
- Decrease in urinary symptoms
- Elevated mood and sense of well-being
- Improved concentration and memory
- Improved sleep patterns
- Increased bone density
- Decreased hot flashes/night sweats
FAQ About Hormone Pellet Therapy
What is bio-identical hormone pellet therapy and how does it work?
Bio-identical hormone pellets are a very effective way to optimize hormone levels in the body. Most of our patients find this to be a preferred method of delivery due to ease and effectiveness. The hormone pellet is placed just under the skin and consistently releases a physiological dose of bio-identical hormones to provide optimal results. Hormone pellet therapy has been used in medicine since the 1930’s. In the past decade, it has made a strong resurgence in the medical world due to its safety and efficacy. A unique feature of the pellet is that hormone levels stay consistent over a 3-5 month period. Most other methods of hormone delivery will have an up and down effect on hormone levels throughout the course of a day.
How are bio-identical hormone pellets implanted?
The bio-identical hormone pellets are made by a reputable compounding pharmacy with strict control of dosage and sterile procedures. The size of the pellet is similar to a grain of rice. After a local anesthetic, the procedure is virtually painless and takes only a few minutes.
Why patients prefer bio-identical hormone pellets?
Many female patients prefer hormone pellets over hormone injections, creams & oral preparations as the pellets last several months and the hormone delivery is very consistent. For many patients, it is more convenient to come to the office for the bio-identical hormone implant procedure every 3-5 months than it is to take a daily cream, pill or receive a weekly injection.
Who is a candidate for bio-identical testosterone pellet implantation?
During a comprehensive initial consultation, Dr. Madda will review your health history, current symptoms and request a comprehensive blood work panel. With this information, Dr. Madda will help to identify the root cause of any imbalance and effectively address concerns through a customized treatment plan that may include hormone pellet therapy.
The dosage of the testosterone pellet is based on lab results and the goal is to use only what is needed to restore hormone balance.
Why is estrogen not routinely used in pellet therapy for women?
In most cases, it has been shown that peri/menopausal symptoms are relieved with a low dose of testosterone alone. Bio-identical testosterone delivered by hormone pellet therapy is an extremely effective therapy for peri/menopausal symptoms without the side effects of estrogen.
Testosterone pellet therapy is advocated by many oncologists and breast cancer surgeons as a safe method of hormone replacement. It is known that estrogen can be a cell proliferator and is not necessary in all female hormone replacement protocols. The female body has the ability to convert testosterone into estrogen as needed. For some women, estrogen does provide added benefit. In these cases, we compound bio-identical estrogen into our hormone pellets.
Is bio-identical hormone pellet therapy safe?
We have found this form of hormone replacement to be extremely safe. Even with a history of breast cancer or prostate cancer, studies show that testosterone can be used safely and effectively.
Learn more about Bio-Identical Hormone Pellet Therapy
Testosterone Hormone Therapy with Pellet Implants for Women (Glaser)
Beneficial Effects of Testosterone Therapy in Women (Glaser, Dimitrakakis)
Low Testosterone Levels in Breast Cancer Patients (Dimitrakakis, Glaser)
Testosterone-Anastrazole Implants in Breast Cancer Survivors (Glaser)
Safety of Maternal Testosterone Therapy During Breast Feeding IJPC
How Effective is Testosterone Implant Therapy?
Getting Started with Bio-Identical Hormone Pellet Therapy
Dr. Madda or Dr. Phillipo will discuss your specific goals, review your health history, answer questions and order necessary lab work at the time of your initial hormone therapy visit. Your doctor will also discuss the benefits and risks of treatment to allow each patient to make an informed decision. Once the required lab work is completed and reviewed, a treatment plan will be designed that is best suited for your individual needs. Your treatment plan will include hormone pellet therapy, along with dietary and lifestyle recommendations to enhance the hormone optimization plan.
There are very few known risks and side effects with this therapy. Implantation of the pellets takes less than 10 minutes and is done in our office. After the procedure, you can resume normal daily activities with the exception of swimming, bathing and strenuous exercise (please wait 3-4 days). You can expect to feel improvements within the first week after bio-identical hormone pellet therapy. Lab work will be requested between pellet insertions in order to fine tune the therapy. Typically, women will require a pellet insertion every 3-4 months.
At the Natural Path, it is our commitment to offer you the most cutting-edge treatment protocols and the highest standard of care! Your health and well-being are our #1 priority!