What are different routes of hormones administration?
Intramuscular, transdermal, intravaginals, oral, subcutaneaous by using creams, injections, applicators, pills, foam, etc. Most of these forms require daily or minimum weekly administration.
What are Hormone pellets?
Hormone pellets are one of most natural way to deliver hormones in both men and women. Implants, placed under the skin release small, physiologic doses of bio-identical hormones providing relatively constant levels for months.
What are the most common pellets prescribed by the doctor?
The most common pellets are made of testosterone, estradiol, anastrazole, DHEA and intravaginal pellets.
What are common side effects?
Common side effects of BHRT may include Acne; bloating; weight gain; mood swings; increased facial hair in women; hair loss.
How long does pellets effects last?
The pellets usually last between 3 and 5 months in women and 5-6 months in men. However, that also depends on fluctuations on body weight.
What are the expected results from testosterone pellets for men and women?
Testosterone helps with the growth, maintenance, and repair of a men’s and women’s reproductive tissues, bone mass, and human behaviors. An imbalance of testosterone in the body can lead to decrease stamina, wellness, recovery, sleep and sex drive.
Do BHRT or pellets increase risk of cancer?
Estrogen-only HRT also can increase the risk of ovarian CA in patients who are genetically succeptible. The higher breast cancer risk from using HRT is the same for “bioidentical” or “natural” hormones as it is for synthetic hormones. At MD Ageless we request a normal mammography done once year before the start the treatment and after. We also recommend testing of BRCA for patients of family history of breast, colon and ovarian CA.
Where do pellets are inserted?
Pellets are inserted under the skin usually in the arms, hips or buttocks.
How long does it take for the pellets to work?
It does take few weeks to start feeling more energy and better sleep, however a patient might need few months to stabilize in an adequate dosage.
How much pellets cost?
The female average charge for pellet therapy is $400 for the initial pellet and $350 for refills which typically last between 4-6 months (that breaks down from $100-$120 per month. Men usually similar or little bit higher.