Intramuscular, transdermal, intravaginals, oral, subcutaneaous by using creams, injections, applicators, pills, foam, etc. Most of these forms require daily or minimum weekly administration.
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.
The most common pellets are made of testosterone, estradiol, anastrazole, DHEA and intravaginal pellets.
Common side effects of BHRT may include Acne; bloating; weight gain; mood swings; increased facial hair in women; hair loss.
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.
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.
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.
Pellets are inserted under the skin usually in the arms, hips or buttocks.
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.
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.