Testosterone Replacement

Testosterone is a hormone necessary for a healthy life in both men and women. Without it you may experience decreased muscle mass, sex drive, mood and cognition. Fortunately, testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is available for those who need to increase their testosterone levels. 


If you are considering testosterone replacement therapy, you may be overwhelmed by all of the choices. There are pills, injections, creams, and patches available. How can you know which one is best? One of the newest and best ways to receive testosterone therapy is through testosterone pellets. 


Testosterone pellets are tiny cylinders of crystalline testosterone that are smaller than a tic tac. These cylinders are inserted under your skin, usually in the hip because there is more fat there. The pellets then release testosterone in small doses and last for three to six months. 

So, what makes testosterone pellets better than other TRT options? Here are three reasons why testosterone pellets are the best choice. 


Simple and Safe

Testosterone pellets are placed under your skin in a quick, 10 minute procedure. Your doctor will use a local anesthetic to numb the area and then the pellets will be placed under your skin. You will have no downtime and can continue normal activity with no complications. You will have a bandage for 3-7 days, depending on whether you are a man or woman. You will need to avoid vigorous activity, hot tubs and lakes while the bandage is on, but those are the only restrictions. Overall, the chances of the site getting infected or the pellets causing problems is incredibly small. 


Continuous Dosage

With injections, it is common to have a spike in testosterone and then have too little before your next injection. Creams, patches and pills have to be taken or used every day. With testosterone pellets, you receive a continuous, steady dose of testosterone without having to do anything. It also lasts for at least three months, so you do not need to go to the doctor too many times for the procedure. The lack of fluctuation in the dosage greatly reduces any side effects from excessive testosterone in the body. 


Best Delivery System

Some types of TRT cause problems because the testosterone is metabolized by the body before it can be distributed. This can lead to mood swings, increase in estrogen, enlarged breasts, acne, sleep apnea and testicle shrinkage. However, testosterone pellets are pure testosterone that will not be metabolized by the body. The hormone is delivered directly to your blood stream, so there is no chance of something happening to it before it can be used. The pellets are designed to release the testosterone into the blood system when it is needed, making it the perfect delivery system. 


Deciding to use testosterone replacement therapy is a big decision. You can ease your mind about the process by choosing testosterone pellets. The pellets are implanted in a quick, relatively painless procedure that will not interfere with your everyday life. With the continuous dosage and proper delivery system, there is a very small chance that you will experience side effects or complications. Instead, you can feel the benefits of increased testosterone levels as soon as 48 hours after your procedure. If you have any questions, please reach us at www.eliteinternsfrisco.com or call us at 469-269-0272.

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