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Hormone Pellets for Men: What Are The Benefits?

Hormone Pellets for Men: What Are The Benefits?

By Dr. Patrick Lovegrove Medically Reviewed by Lindsay Langley, BSN, RN, CHT
Posted Thursday, March 23rd, 2023
Hormone Pellets for Men

Both men and women can experience symptoms of hormonal imbalances when they reach middle age. And while you may be more familiar with menopause symptoms such as night sweats and hot flashes, men can also experience symptoms from low testosterone levels. Andropause, the male equivalent of menopause, is a hormonal imbalance that typically occurs between the ages of 40 and 50. If you’re unsure whether you could benefit from hormone therapy, continue reading to learn how hormone pellets for men can help you feel your best again.

Benefits of Hormone Pellets for Men

  • Enhance Libido
    If you have decreased libido or difficulty maintaining an erection, you may suffer from low testosterone levels. As we age, our bodies produce fewer reproductive hormones, such as testosterone, resulting in side effects. Hormone pellets can assist in replenishing testosterone levels and revitalizing your sexual life.

    Implanting hormone pellets beneath the skin deliver steady, low testosterone directly into the bloodstream for up to six months. Other hormone replacement therapies are available. Due to the slow-release nature of the pellets, you will not experience a sudden surge of testosterone that levels off throughout the day, as you would with injections or gels.

  • Increase Energy Levels
    We’ve all felt sluggish after lunch when it’s time to return to work. Still, you may require hormone therapy if you’re constantly exhausted and looking for the energy to get through the day. Testosterone is essential to energy and strength. It, directly and indirectly affects brain regions responsible for normal mental processes, concentration, and disposition.

  • Avoid Weight Gains
    When you are experiencing low energy, exercising is the last thing you want to do. Instead, you frequently rely on coffee, energy drinks, or afternoon donuts to temporarily boost your energy levels. Resulting in increased body weight and decreased muscle mass. However, your weight gain may be more than just a lack of energy. Additionally, testosterone helps build muscle, fuel metabolism, increase insulin production, and promote bone density. You may experience unwelcome physical changes reversible without the proper treatment.

  • Protect From Age-Related Illnesses
    A Harvard study indicates that testosterone replacement therapy can aid in treating heart disease. Lower testosterone levels are associated with cardiovascular risk factors such as elevated cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, and peripheral artery disease. And even though low testosterone levels do not correlate directly with heart disease. It can increase testosterone through hormone therapy can help alleviate some risk factors to reduce risk. In addition, blood vessels and heart muscle cells contain testosterone-binding receptors, so testosterone therapy improves vascular reactivity and blood flow. Consequently, hormone therapy can reduce the risk of heart disease and protect against other age-related conditions, including diabetes, arthritis, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and osteoporosis.
  • Increased Attitude
    Depression and mood swings are additional indications of ineffective testosterone production. In some instances, hormone therapy can be an effective antidepressant, enhancing feelings of well-being while decreasing fatigue and irritability.

How Hormone Pellets for Men Work?

Before beginning hormone therapy, you will want to have your hormone levels tested to ensure that they are below the normal range and that you will benefit from therapy. Can accomplish it with a simple blood test.

To ensure that you meet your needs, test your current testosterone levels. It is advisable to do this before insertion. It also helps the doctor determine your customized dosage. Once it is determined that you are eligible for therapy, you can schedule pellet insertion.

A testosterone pellet is implanted beneath the skin near the hip or buttocks. Typically, a local anesthetic will numb the area before insertion so you won’t feel a thing. The doctor will then make a small incision and insert the pellets using a specialized trocar.

The pellets are roughly the size of a rice grain and slowly dissolve as they release testosterone naturally.

The pellets will last four to six months, at which point you must return to the doctor for reinsertion. As hormone pellets may interfere with your body’s ability to produce testosterone, you must work with your doctor to wean off the supplements to avoid side effects.

About the author

Dr. Patrick Lovegrove