Another summer ending and another year of not feeling good. Getting older is challenging. But why does aging often come with deteriorating health factors leaving you feeling unwell and just not like you once did in your youth? So many things could be causing you to feel bad, but one major factor is most likely your hormones. Those vital chemical messengers in your body are responsible for much more than you realize and, when out of balance, can cause a slew of complications.
Low T can seriously have a significant impact on you both physically and mentally. Men suffering from low testosterone, for example, experience mood swings, low libido, decreased energy, and so much more. What happened to that strength and stamina you once had?
If you are a woman going through menopause, you know how uncomfortable it can be. Night sweats, irritability, weight gain, and hot flashes - all of the “fun” things you get to look forward to as you age.
What if we told you there was a way to balance these hormones making aging less scary and more comfortable? Fortunately, we can recreate them to match the hormones your body naturally produces. Let’s take a deeper dive.
Bioidentical hormones are plant-based hormones derived from yams, soy, and other plants. Miraculously these hormones match the molecular structure and function of your body's natural hormones. When implanted, injected, or topically applied, your body recognizes these hormones as though it created them itself, allowing us to replenish any low hormone.
However, we must stress that not all hormone replacement therapies are created equal. There are several delivery methods for BHRT to consider while choosing the best method for you. At PrimeHealthMD in Atlanta, we believe in the incredible benefits of hormone pellet therapy and have seen astounding results with our Georgia patients. Continue reading to discover why.
You may have heard of hormone replacement with injections, and though this method has some benefits, it also has a few downsides to consider.
Injections are typically self-injected every one to two weeks, which can be painful and a burden on patients. If you do not self-inject your hormone treatment, you will have to travel to a doctor's office every time you need treatment which, let's face it, nobody wants to be traveling every week to the doctor's office.
Hormone injections are still great options for therapy; however, unlike pellets that provide a consistent release, injections can cause sharp peaks and inconsistent fluctuations in hormone levels which can be dangerous and leave you feeling bad until it's time for another shot.
Applying a cream or gel to boost testosterone or estrogen levels may sound ideal, but it is generally not a preferred method for several reasons.
One reason is they can take up to weeks before you notice any effects of them working.
Additionally, besides the inconvenience and potential hazard of having to thoroughly rub in a cream for treatment, they do not reach the bloodstream making them less effective than other methods.
Regarding patches, certain risks are associated, including an increased risk for blood clots, heart attacks, and strokes. They may also cause a few side effects such as nausea and headaches and potentially skin irritation at the patch site.
Unfortunately, if you are wearing a patch for hormone replacement therapy, you must be cautious of heat exposure as it can make them less effective.
Hormone pills are a common method for receiving hormone replacement therapy but also not always the preferred method. Oral medication for hormones can have similar side effects as patches and can actually cause fluctuations in your hormone levels throughout the day, causing mood swings, irritability, and low energy. Not to mention the obvious of remembering to take your medication every day.
Hormone pellet therapy is a leading treatment at PrimeHealthMD in Atlanta. Pellet therapy provides a consistent and sustained release of hormones that have been proven more effective than oral injections, patches, or creams.
This is the only hormone delivery method that will allow your body to control the release and decrease of hormones needed at any given time, just as the ovaries or testes would naturally do.
Pellet therapy can release hormones directly into the bloodstream for optimal results and typically lasts from three to six months. You can say goodbye to applying creams or gels and won't have to hassle with weekly injections or remember to take a pill.
Benefits of Pellet therapy: