Many clients at Radiant Divine Medical Spa in Avon, Ohio have found that pellet therapy is a great option to keep them feeling their best. But how do you know if hormone therapy is right for you?
What Does Hormone Therapy Do?
How Your Body’s Hormones Work
Hormones help regulate your body’s processes. Hormones work by sending messages through your body, telling different areas of the body to get to work. They regulate your metabolism, keep your mood steady, influence muscle building and sexual interest, and even help your skin stay soft and supple.
What Hormone Therapy Does
Often, as we get older, our glands produce fewer and fewer hormones. When the amount of hormones in your bloodstream is out of balance, your body stops feeling as healthy as it did when they were in balance. Hormone therapy works to bring your hormones back into balance. With hormone therapy, clients can often regain their energy, get better sleep at night, cut through brain fog, and rekindle their sex lives.
Hormone Therapy With Pellets
What Is Pellet Therapy?
There are many different methods for regulating hormones. There are creams, pills, injections, patches, and pellets to help rebalance your body’s hormones. Pellets are one of the best options for many of our clients. In pellet therapy, a tiny pellet is inserted under the skin to provide a steady stream of hormones and keep your body in balance.
Pellets are made from organic plant materials pressed into a solid compound. Each pellet is about the size of a grain of rice. It contains a hormonal treatment that is chemically identical to the hormones your body naturally produces. The mixture of hormones in each pellet is uniquely personalized to meet each client’s needs. The insertion procedure is quick and easy, and, depending on treatment, you won’t have to come back into the office for another 3-6 months.
Pellets offer a few more benefits than other methods for administering hormone therapy. Creams, pills, and patches are medicines that you usually must administer at home. These methods mean that you need to remember to take them or reapply them on a regular basis. But many people often forget to take them on time, sending their hormones out of balance again. Pellets are a great set-and-forget solution.
Injections are another set-and-forget solution that goes directly into the body’s circulatory system, but injections require more frequent office visits to be effective. Unlike injections, pellets provide a constant and steady stream of hormones into your body’s system. Also, unlike creams, pills, and patches, pellets supply hormones directly to your body’s circulatory system. This helps your body absorb the hormones to the max.
Signs You Might Need Hormone Pellet Therapy
How would you know if you might need hormone pellet therapy? There are some telltale signs that tell you when your body’s hormones might be out of balance. Men and women require different hormones to keep their bodies in balance, so, sometimes the signs are a bit different between each gender.
Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance in Men
Low testosterone is a common ailment among men, affecting as many as 1 in 5 men over the age of 60. Many people talk about menopause in women, but some men experience a similar hormonal condition as they age called andropause. Andropause is a condition that occurs when a man’s body produces less testosterone. This can cause a whole range of issues such as:
- Lower energy levels
- Memory problems and difficulty concentrating
- Lost muscle mass or increased struggles to lift heavy objects
- Increased body fat and weight gain
- Mood swings and depression
- Lowered sex drive and/or erectile dysfunction
- Increased hair loss
Additionally, if your testosterone is out of balance, you are more likely to develop medical conditions like osteoporosis and anemia. Testosterone helps keep your bones strong and solid. When your testosterone levels drop, your body doesn’t send enough of the signals the bones need to continue strengthening and increasing bone mass. Your bones become less solid and more prone to fractures and breaking. Men experiencing any of the signs or symptoms above could be suffering from a hormonal imbalance, making pellet therapy an excellent treatment to improve their lives.
Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance in Women
Most women are aware of how menopause and hormonal changes can affect them and their quality of life. However, hormonal imbalances are not confined to menopause. Hormonal imbalances can happen before menopause starts or even after menopause is over. And it’s not only lower levels of estrogen that women have to watch for. Sometimes other hormones may be affected, such as the hormones produced in the thyroid.
Some signs and symptoms of hormonal imbalances in women are:
- Feeling anxious more often or for no apparent reason
- Lower energy levels
- Difficulty remembering information or focusing
- Becoming irritable or sad suddenly
- Craving unhealthy foods
- Gaining weight despite best efforts not to
- Increased issues with skin becoming dry or saggy
- Vaginal dryness and less enjoyment of sex
- Frequent urinary tract infections
- Difficulty with bowel movements
- Getting cold hands and feet
Women with hormonal imbalances will often notice their skin and hair don’t look as healthy as they used to despite eating healthy and following a daily skincare routine. This is due to the role that several hormones play in sending signals through the body to replenish skin and hair cells. For instance, estrogen plays a role in rebuilding collagen and elastin in the skin to keep it firm and supple. If your hormones are imbalanced, hormone therapy can help your skin rebuild and repair.
Signs Pellets Might Be the Best Hormone Therapy for You
As we stated earlier, there are a number of different methods for administering hormone treatments. So what are some signs that pellets might be your best bet for treatment?
You Have Difficulty Remembering to Take Daily Meds On Time
We get it. It’s hard trying to remember to take a pill, apply a patch, or use a cream every day at the exact same time. But with hormone therapy, timing is important. Missing treatments can send your body’s hormones into flux and possibly leave you with unwanted side effects.
Sometimes, it’s even harder to remember when you’re using a treatment that needs to be changed every week or so. Missing treatments can cause stress, raising your cortisol levels and sending your hormones even further out of balance. With pellet therapy, you can relax and know your treatment is working exactly as it should with no fuss or stress.
You Have a Busy Schedule or Can’t Make Frequent Office Visits
Injections might be a good option for some who don’t want a treatment that they won’t have to remember to take daily or weekly. But the downside is that injections often require more frequent office visits. It can be hard to fit yet another regular appointment into an already busy lifestyle. Or maybe you are trying to keep your interactions and exposure to crowds and offices to a minimum for other health concerns.
Whatever your reasoning for needing fewer office visits, pellets are a great option. With pellets, a quick and easy appointment feels like a breeze and sets you on the path toward better health, higher energy, and greater peace of mind.
You Prefer a Steady, Constant Hormone Therapy Treatment With No Fuss
The best part of pellet therapy is that it provides a constant, regular stream of hormones directly into your body’s circulatory system. Treatment is steady and there’s no need to find time to fit your treatment plan into your lifestyle. Unlike some other methods of treatment, pellets offer little room for error and little risk of fluctuations in hormone levels.
Is It Right for You?
If these signs sound familiar, pellets might be the right therapy for you. Contact Radiant Divine Medical Spa in Avon, Ohio today to find out how hormone pellet therapy can help you reclaim your life.