What’s all the Buzz about Pellets?
Hormonal pellet therapy seems to be what everyone is talking about. Is it the latest and greatest trend? Not really the latest. Pellets have been around since the 1930’s. Pellets have been widely used in Europe and Australia since that time. I have been utilizing hormonal pellets in my practice since 1998.
Testopel, testosterone pellets, are the only FDA approved form of hormonal pellets. The majority of pellets are compounded in sterile compounding pharmacies and customized for each patient’s individualized needs. In addition to Testosterone, pellets are made with Estradiol, Estriol, DHEA, pregnenolone, BiEst, Anastrozole or progesterone. Hormone pellets are bio-identical to what is made in the body.
Why would someone choose pellets over creams, gels, patches, suppositories, sublinguals or injections? The simple analogy would be the question ”Would you rather drive a Prius or a Pagani?” Sure, there is saving the environment and cost savings of the Prius but if you want performance, there is no comparison.
Pellets deliver a steady stream of hormones at natural, pre-menopausal/pre-andropausal levels. After insertion, hormone levels are maintained for 3-6 months. This varies based on metabolism and activity level. Unlike all other forms of hormone replacement, there are less highs and lows during treatment with pellets. Because of this, there is less emotional, hot flash and sleep variations. Most patients feel significantly better with pellet therapy than other forms of HRT. Because pellets are not cleared by the body through the liver, risks of blood clot, stroke and heart attack are greatly diminished. Pellets are easily inserted into the fatty layer below the skin of the buttocks during an office procedure.
Pellets are a great option for both men and women to treat mid-life symptoms of hot flashes, fatigue, loss of libido, loss of lean muscle mass, weight gain, insomnia, anxiety, brain fog, and irritability. Come in today and see if pellets are right for you.