Did you know that after the age of thirty, your body could produce between 3% and 10% fewer hormones per year? Those percentages increase even further as you age. Having the right balance of hormones in your body is essential for staying in good health. Balanced hormones can also help prevent diseases that are brought upon by the natural decline of hormones as you age, such as osteoporosis as cardiovascular disease. Hormone pellets have been around since 1939. Pellet therapy is one of many types of bioidentical hormone therapy. It involves your doctor inserting a small pellet under the skin the size of a grain of rice. It is usually inserted into the upper part of your buttocks or hip. The pellet is placed every three to six months and contains the same hormonal and chemical structure as your body’s natural hormones. The pellet releases all-natural, bioidentical estrogen or testosterone, which is slowly and consistently metabolized into your body as needed over the next three to four months. Depending on your lab results, your pellets will contain customized levels of either estrogen or testosterone. This slow secretion of bioidentical hormones mimics the way your body naturally produces the hormones it needs in order to keep functioning normally.
When To Consider Pellet Therapy
Your body’s natural hormone production begins to decline after you reach your mid-twenties. Hormone imbalance symptoms can be present by your mid-thirties, and men and women start replacing hormones usually between the ages of 35 and 40. If you are experiencing hormone imbalance symptoms, seek testing and treatment as soon as possible. You could negatively affect your future health and quality of life if you delay in addressing these hormone imbalances.
Some of the most common hormone imbalance symptoms are:
- Anxiety, Depression, and Irritability
- Weight Gain/Belly Fat
- Loss of Muscle Mass
- Food Cravings
- Digestion Problems
- Insomnia or Poor Sleep Patterns
- Low Libido
What Are The Benefits?
Pellet therapy may be the path you need to regain energy and muscle strength. It can even give you a greater ability to lose weight. You can experience an increase in your mental clarity and your quality of life, feel happier and younger again, and even prevent age-related illnesses.
Pellet therapy is a great way to optimize your hormone levels with a sustainable and easy method of delivery. Ask your doctor if pellet therapy is right for you!
Schedule your appointment with Fort Worth Functional Medicine Specialist Dr. Susan Linder.
Susan K. Linder M.D., P.A. is a Diplomat of the American Board of Anti-Aging, Functional & Regenerative Medicine. She is also board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, with a subspecialty board certification in Pain Management. Dr. Linder is the Medical Director of HealthSpringMD conveniently located in Fort Worth, TX. For more information on nutritional health, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, and overall Optimal Wellness visit Dr. Linder’s website at www.healthspringmd.com or call today to reserve a seat at one of her free educational seminars 817-926- 7671.