Hormone Pellet Therapy
Hormone Pellet Therapy in Huntsville, AL
Hormones are an often-overlooked part of aging. Because they control most body functions — including energy levels, weight management, mental clarity, the ability to maintain bone and muscle mass, and libido — declining hormone levels can lead to a variety of unwanted health problems. Optimizing your hormone levels also significantly reduces the risk of osteoporosis, heart disease, and diabetes.
The question is — how to regulate your hormones? Taken orally or through patches or creams, hormone levels rise and fall, resulting in mood and energy swings.
But Alison Wellness Clinic offers a more effective method for regulating your hormones — BioTE® hormone replacement pellets. This hormone therapy provides sustained hormone levels throughout the day for three to five months, all delivered in a tiny pellet placed in the fatty tissue beneath the skin.
Why do I need to worry about my hormone levels?
Numerous studies link hormone imbalances with health issues such as osteoporosis, but they also affect issues such as energy level and your sex drive. The problem is declining production. After we reach our 30th birthday, most people produce 3-10 percent less of the needed hormones testosterone and estrogen each year. Add that up and at your 40th birthday, you may be producing so little of these hormones that everything from your moods to your thinking is suffering.
What are the symptoms of hormone imbalance?
These are the common symptoms of hormone imbalance:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Lack of energy
- Reduced mental focus
- Memory problems
- Weight gain
- Inability to lose weight
- Decreased muscle strength
- Muscle and/or joint pain
- Reduced sexual desire and performance
What is hormone pellet therapy?
Other hormone therapies deliver the hormones through injections, orally, or transdermally (skin cream or patch). Hormone pellets are more effective. When placed under the skin they consistently release small, physiologic doses optimally.
BioTE® pellets are made by fusing estrogen or testosterone into small cylinders, some of which are smaller than a grain of rice. With hormone pellet therapy at Alison Wellness, we then place the pellet in the fatty tissue just beneath the skin. By being always available, this placement closely mimics the actions of healthy ovaries and testicles in the way hormones are released into the bloodstream. The pellet insertion is quick and easy right in our Huntsville offices.
The dosage is unique to you
Just as every one of our patients is unique, so is their BioTE® dosage. We perform a comprehensive BioTE® bloodwork analysis to determine where your hormone levels are and where they need to be. We then provide you with the pellet size and makeup that is right for you.
How often do I need the pellets inserted?
For women, pellets usually last 3-4 months. For men, the duration is 4-5 months. At that point, you need another pellet inserted to keep your hormones balanced.
What are the benefits of hormone pellet therapy?
You’ll be amazed that pellets, some as small as rice grains, can make you feel so much better. Here are some of the benefits of BioTE® hormone therapy:
- Increased energy
- Increased muscle strength
- Weight loss becomes easier
- Increased mental clarity
- Improved moods and outlook
- Prevents age-related illness
- Builds bone mass
Hormone pellet therapy for women
For women, hormone pellet therapy means you don’t have to be at the mercy of hormone-related issues such as PMS, menopause, and age-related health deficiencies. Estrogen is a woman’s most important hormone. Age-related estrogen loss increases a woman’s risk for premature ovary failure, osteoporosis, heart disease, colon cancer, Alzheimer’s, impaired vision, Parkinson’s, and diabetes. Estrogen affects the skin’s elasticity, cognitive functions, and bone mass. It’s also thought that higher estrogen levels increase the amount of serotonin in the brain, which elevates mood.
Testosterone is also needed for women. It, along with estrogen and progesterone, are the three main hormones. Increased testosterone provides increased mental clarity, libido, and muscle tone and mass. Low testosterone is linked to increased irritability, anxiety, sleep problems, moodiness, and depression. It contributes to declining bone mass, the hallmark of osteoporosis.
Hormone pellet therapy for men
Research now defines a male equivalent to menopause, calling it andropause, signaled by decreasing testosterone levels. This decline has led to various hormone treatments for men, but most are expensive, require daily consumption, and need careful timing. BioTE® instead delivers sustained and consistent testosterone levels through the day for up to five months.
Higher levels of testosterone increase a man’s libido, help to retain muscle mass, aid in weight loss, and improve energy levels and moods.
BioTE® at Alison Wellness
Who says you need to give in to the moodiness, anxiety, sleep disruptions, declining interest in sex, and the other problems related to hormone imbalances? Let the team at Alison Wellness Clinic put BioTE® hormone pellet therapy to work for you.