Reviewed by Dr. Kenton Bruice, MD
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Testosterone is commonly known as a male hormone but is crucial for both men and women. It impacts not just physical attributes like strength and libido but also plays a significant role in overall health and bodily functions.
In this blog post, we will discuss the role of testosterone in our bodies. We will do an in-depth review of testosterone pellet therapy and explain how it can help both men and women experiencing symptoms of low testosterone.
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Testosterone pellets provide a steady hormone level, require less frequent administration, and offer dosages tailored to individual needs, making them a user-friendly option for long-term hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Kenton Bruice specializes in hormone balance with bioidentical hormones, offering personalized treatment plans to restore your well-being.
Testosterone, often dubbed as the ‘power hormone’, is vital for both men and women. It plays a crucial role in numerous bodily functions ranging from muscle growth and bone density to influencing mood and libido.
Testosterone is foundational in the development of male reproductive tissues, enhancing secondary sexual characteristics, and in women, it supports ovarian function, bone health, and sexual desire.
Effects of Low Testosterone Levels
A decrease in testosterone can have significant effects on both men and women. Low testosterone levels in women can lead to a variety of symptoms, some of which might be subtle and others more pronounced.
Here are some common symptoms associated with low testosterone levels in women:
- Reduced libido
- Mood changes
- Weight gain
- Muscle weakness
- Reduced bone density
- Sleep disturbances
- Thinning hair
- Dry skin
- Memory problems
- Decreased sense of well-being
Low testosterone in men can manifest through a variety of symptoms that affect both physical and mental health. These symptoms can vary in severity and may develop gradually, making them difficult to recognize initially.
Here are some common symptoms associated with low testosterone levels in men:
- Decreased libido
- Erectile dysfunction
- Fatigue and lack of energy
- Muscle mass reduction and increased body fat
- Mood changes
- Bone mass reduction
- Memory and concentration difficulties
- Sleep disturbances
For more information about hormone imbalances, read Do I Have a Hormone Imbalance? Hormone Imbalance Quiz and 8 Warning Signs You May Have a Hormone Imbalance.
Testosterone Pellets: An Advanced Hormone Replacement Therapy
Testosterone pellets, a form of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, are small, implantable pellets that release consistent levels of testosterone over several months. Unlike injections or creams, testosterone pellets provide a steady hormone level, require less frequent administration, and offer dosages customized to individual needs.
The pellets are implanted under the skin in the hip area. It’s a quick and easy procedure that is done in the office using local anesthesia. The pellets continuously release testosterone for several months, providing a convenient and effective method for long-term hormone balance.
Testosterone Pellets vs Creams and Injections
Testosterone pellets are preferred for hormone delivery because they provide consistent levels over a long period, which is better than creams and injections.
Unlike creams, which require daily application and can have variable absorption rates, or injections, known for causing peaks and troughs in hormone levels, pellets offer a ‘set it and forget it’ solution.
Once implanted, they steadily release testosterone for 3-6 months, ensuring stable hormone levels without the daily or weekly maintenance required by other forms.
The biggest advantage of pellets is that they are highly customizable. They are tailored to each person’s specific hormonal needs, providing a more personalized treatment approach.
For more information, read Hormone Pellets vs. Hormone Creams: Why Hormone Pellets Are The Best Choice.
Dr. Kenton Bruice Denver, CO
Your Hormone Expert in Denver
Dr. Kenton Bruice, MD, specializes in balancing hormones with bioidentical hormones. If you are struggling with symptoms of low testosterone related to andropause or menopause, book a consultation at the Denver Hormone Institute of Colorado or Aspen Hormone Institute of Colorado.
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