Testosterone Pellets: Convenient and Safe Hormone Therapy

While testosterone is usually thought of as a male hormone, the female body also naturally produces a small amount and affects a woman’s overall health.

Testosterone plays a vital role in the mental and physical health of both men and women. As we age, hormones steadily decline just when we need them most to counteract fatigue, mood changes, infection, and obesity. Testosterone replacement therapy can restore hormone balance to levels you experienced in your 30’s, helping you to feel better and recover faster from workouts and injuries.

Rehabilitation Medicine with testosterone pellet therapy can help improve:

  • Strength and endurance

  • Sleep and fatigue

  • Immune function

  • Bone density

  • Body fat and blood sugar

  • Sports performance

  • Mental clarity

  • Libido

  • Headaches

  • Risk of certain cancers

What do testosterone pellets do?

Often referred to as the “male” hormone, testosterone is actually present in both sexes, for very important reasons. Testosterone helps to regulate many functions within the body, including brain function, bone mass, muscle mass and strength, fat distribution, and sex drive. As we age, it becomes increasingly important to keep our testosterone levels balanced to protect against fatigue, mood swings, disease, and obesity. Pellet therapy is the most effective way to properly prepare your body to manage these issues.

Why testosterone pellets?

The small pellets are comprised of bio-identical testosterone, which slowly dissolves in the fat layer just below your skin. This is the safest and most effective way to replace testosterone in the body. The hormone is released at a steady rate, which avoids the unnatural peaks and valleys of other replacement techniques. 

What are the potential side effects?

While bio-identical testosterone itself does not have serious side effects, it is commonly confused with the side effects associated with synthetic anabolic steroids or non-human steroids. Although metabolites of testosterone, such as dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and estrogens, can cause side effects, they can be closely monitored and adequately controlled to minimize any potential side effects.

How are the pellets placed?

Pellet insertion is a simple and painless 10-minute in-office procedure. After the skin is numbed with lidocaine, the small pellets are inserted into the upper buttock area. Sterile tape strips are applied to the insertion site, which can be removed after 3-5 days.

Testosterone pellets typically last 4 months in men and 3 months in women. Hormone levels and symptoms are reevaluated periodically so that adjustments can be made before the next round of pellets.

While the human body was never designed to live as long as we are living today, we can help you fight back. Our Rehabilitation Medicine specialist can create a custom treatment plan to help you or your loved ones enjoy life again. We invite you to call us at 703.444.5000 to schedule an appointment here at Arthritis & Sports. To stay up-to-date on the latest news and tips from us, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter by clicking below.