The word “hormones” tends to make people think of women facing the challenges of menopause. Women do go through the wringer with violent hormone changes, but they aren’t the only ones.
Many men experience the physical, mental, and emotional throes of hormonal imbalance. The good news is that our team of experts at Atlas Men’s Clinic in Los Angeles and San Diego, California, have years of experience helping men find their way back to their glory days.
Here’s what you should know about pellet therapy and how it can benefit you.
Man or beast, male or female, hormones are a crucial component of all living things. Hormones are chemical messengers that travel through your bloodstream, directing the various processes in your body from growth and development to metabolism.
Testosterone is most often associated with fueling sex drive and sperm production in men, but it also plays a role in bone and muscle mass, fat storage, mood regulation, and red blood cell production.
When you’re younger, you have all the testosterone you need, but once you hit 30 years old, you gradually lose your testosterone levels — and the results can be devastating. Low testosterone affects every guy differently, but some of the most common side effects are:
- Lower sex drive
- Erectile dysfunction
- Fatigue and reduced energy
- Depression and other mental health issues
- Mood swings
- Weight gain and/or increased body fat
- Hair loss
- Impaired brain function
- Loss of muscle mass and strength
- Thinner, more brittle bones
The effect of time is the greatest threat to testosterone levels, but chronic health conditions, harmful lifestyle factors, and aggressive treatments like chemotherapy and radiation can also deplete you.
The low down on pellet therapy
If you suspect that you have low testosterone, all it takes is a simple blood test to confirm it. Once we determine that you’re running on testosterone fumes, we create an action plan. Usually, that involves replacing your hormones with an injection, gel, patch, or implantable testosterone pellets.
Testosterone pellets are small, measuring approximately three millimeters. Though they’re small, they pack a punch. We carefully implant the pellet below the surface of your skin near your hip, and over the course of a few months, they slowly release a steady dose of testosterone into your system.
What pellet therapy can do for you
With your testosterone levels back where they should be, you start to look and feel better from the inside out. Over time, your sex drive returns, as do your energy levels. It becomes easier to lose weight, rebuild muscle, and shed stubborn fat, especially now that you have more energy to spend on exercise. You also have a better chance of avoiding specific chronic health problems and unwanted body changes.
Here are a couple more reasons we love recommending pellet therapy to our patients.
Want to address your hormone imbalance without telling the whole world? Pellet therapy may be the best option for you. We implant the pellet out of plain sight near your hip. Bonus: it lasts for months, so you don’t have to keep coming back to our office for more treatments.
The hormones in the pellets we implant are almost identical to the hormones your own body makes. Why does that matter? The closer we get to mother nature, the less risk there is of rejection, spikes and drops in hormone levels, and side effects. You can rest assured that pellet therapy will address your symptoms without causing more trouble.
Ready for a smooth transition back to optimal health? We’d love to help you get started. Call or click to schedule an appointment with our men’s health experts today.