As we get older, many of us may notice a loss of energy, a decrease in brain function, and even a decrease in our libido. We oftentimes associate these symptoms with old age, but there are times when these symptoms are caused by a hormonal imbalance. At The Metabolic Institute in Spokane, WA, we offer solutions aimed to correct hormone imbalances including the use of hormone pellets.
What Are Hormone Pellets?
These are pellets that are placed within the body to release hormones straight into the bloodstream. This enables your body to receive the hormones you may have been lacking. Looking specifically at bio-identical hormones, these pellets are created in a lab and designed to match your hormone’s molecular structure and the precise levels you need. This gives you a solution that is tailored to your exact hormonal needs. The pellets act as your body naturally would and alters the number of hormones released into your bloodstream based on physical activity and stress levels.
What Can Cause a Hormonal Change?
Hormonal changes can occur in both men and women. Several factors including age, stress level, diet, environmental factors, lack of sleep, and lifestyle habits make an impact on our hormone levels. Since many of the factors mentioned are unavoidable, giving your body extra hormonal support may be necessary to take on your everyday life.
What Symptoms Do Pellets Alleviate?
Having a hormone deficiency can lead to many symptoms, but these symptoms can be treated! Since many of these symptoms are caused by a decrease in hormones, hormone pellets work to restore the levels within the body, making the symptoms go away. Some of the symptoms include weight gain, hot flashes and night sweats, low sex drive, brain functionality, anxiety, depression, fatigue, thinning of the skin, and increased cholesterol. Though many of these symptoms are associated with older age, that does not mean you have to live with them.
Our metabolism tends to slow down as we get older, making it easier to gain weight. A hormonal imbalance only makes keeping weight off more difficult – especially with the decrease in energy levels. Who wants to exercise when they are tired? If you have noticed a significant weight gain and are having a difficult time keeping the pounds off, you may want to consider hormone replacement therapy.
Hot Flashes and Night Sweats
Sleeping through the night may become unbearable if you are experiencing hot flashes and night sweats. This can make any morning dreadful. With the loss of sleep, we can struggle in our every day making even the smallest tasks incredibly difficult. Receiving hormone replacement therapy may help make the night sweats and hot flashes a thing of the past.
Low Sex Drive
Many people associate low sex drive with older age, but this can be a symptom of a hormonal imbalance. Our libido can be associated with psychological, physical, and social factors – one of which may be a hormone deficiency. Addressing the hormonal imbalance has been proven to alleviate many symptoms that cause our libido to suffer, including erectile dysfunction and vaginal dryness. We do not need to accept a low sex drive as we get older. There are ways to tackle this.
You may find yourself forgetting why you walked into a room more often than before if your hormone levels are not correct. Though this may be a sign of older age, it also may mean you are experiencing a hormone deficiency. We need clear thinking to function and get through everyday life, and hormone replacement therapy may be able to improve the situation.
Am I a Good Candidate for Receiving Hormone Replacement Therapy?
If you are experiencing any of the mentioned symptoms above, you may be a good candidate. Women who are experiencing a hormone deficiency during perimenopause of menopause may need extra support in their production of progesterone and estrogen. Men in their late forties or fifties may be suffering from andropause, which is the male version of menopause. Hormone pellets can help restore their levels of testosterone and eliminate the symptoms of andropause.
What Are Some Other Benefits of Using Hormone Pellets?
With their ability to improve brain function, hormone pellets may even help prevent Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other diseases that impact the brain. Since hormone pellets have been known to increase muscle strength and bone density, they may be able to protect you against other health risks, including heart disease, sarcopenia, and osteoporosis.
When Will I Start to Notice a Difference After Receiving Treatment?
Results may vary between individual patients, but many people will notice a difference in 2-4 weeks following treatment. It does take time for your body to correct the hormonal imbalance, however, and most people will see full balance about six months after treatment.
Call Us Today to Schedule Your Initial Consultation!
Hormone pellets are a type of hormone replacement therapy aimed to restore your hormone levels. If you are ready to take the next step and claim back your life, schedule your initial consultation today with us at The Metabolic Institute in Spokane, WA. We will help answer any questions you may have and develop the perfect treatment plan specifically for your needs.