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Dr. Stefanie A. Schultis
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Pellet Therapy For Men
Gaining Weight? Tired? Low Sex Drive? Bad Mood?
Bio-Identical Hormone Pellet Therapy (BHRPT) is proven to be the most effective delivery system for both absorption and availability of the specific hormones your body requires.
The body's natural function beautifully orchestrates a delicate balance and release of hormones throughout the body. Hormones are the chemical messengers that keep our bodies in rhythm and are responsible for our well-being, our mental clarity and focus, our sexual desire and many other functions needed for a happy and healthy life. As men age, this delicate balance of hormones is no longer in sync. Testosterone is very important in the physiology of numerous organ systems of the body. The serum testosterone concentration declines as part of the process of aging and even the slightest change can have a very big impact on a man's overall health and well-being.
As the most important sex hormone in the male body, testosterone plays a key role in libido, energy, muscle mass, bone density and mortality. Testosterone levels naturally drop with age. Low testosterone affects about 20 percent of men over 60, about 30 percent of men over 70 and half of men over 80, reports the American Urological Association. Diabetes, excess weight, stress, hypertension and high cholesterol also can lower testosterone.
Having adequate amounts of testosterone is important for overall health. In fact, men with too little testosterone have a higher risk of dying sooner than those with optimum levels.
A nine-year Australian study of nearly 3700 men between 70 and 89 years old found that men with the lowest testosterone levels had the highest death rates after adjustments for age, according to the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. So, how can men know whether their levels are too low? And, what should they do about it?
Testing Testosterone Levels: Fatigue, erectile dysfunction and other signs of Low T can be caused by any number of health problems, so it’s important to see your doctor about these symptoms to get properly diagnosed. If your doctors suspect Low T, blood tests will be ordered to check testosterone levels. These tests are typically done more than once because hormone levels fluctuate, either naturally or from taking certain medications.
Balancing the Big T: If low testosterone is identified, lifestyle tweaks can ward off further decreases or even boost hormone levels. For example, losing excess weight, lifting weights regularly, cutting back on alcohol use, getting more sleep and reducing stress have all been shown to improve T levels in men. When lifestyle changes don’t work, hormone therapy may be prescribed to improve sex drive, muscle mass, bone strength, mood and energy. Treatment is fairly simple-the hormone can be delivered with injections, implants, patches, creams or gels.
Andropause typically occurs between the ages of 40 and 60, but, is seen in men as young as 30. With low testosterone levels (sometimes referred to as Andropause or Low T) you may experience some of these symptoms including:
Fatigue and Mood Disturbances
Changes in Erectile and Ejaculatory Quality
Loss of Bone and Muscle Mass
Loss of Body Hair
Increased Body Fat
Exercise not as Effective
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Pellet Therapy (BHRPT) is an all natural treatment that delivers a constant level of hormones which helps in alleviating many of the symptoms of Low T while improving men's overall health.
Hormone replacement pellet therapy is not recommended for men who may plan on fatherhood now or in the future or who may have prostate cancer.
Benefits of Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Pellet Therapy
Increased Energy Levels
Enhanced Sexual Libido
Improved Mental Clarity
Reduced Body Fat
Decreased Depression and Anxiety
A Healthy Sense of Well-Being
Some men take testosterone-like products to enhance body-building. However, this can be harmful long term. Muscle building is just one of the results of testosterone. Without proper dosing and monitoring, negative effects may also increase.
A proper hormone replacement regimen allows the male body to replicate the benefits of naturally produced testosterone.
Dr. Stefanie Schultis will test your hormone levels to determine the appropriate dosage for your body. Symptoms may improve anywhere from 48 hours to 2 weeks. Your hormone levels will be evaluated on a continuous basis to be sure they remain within the targeted range.
Bio-Identical Hormone Pellet Therapy (BHRPT) delivers consistent and healthy levels of hormones for 5 - 7 months in men.
IS BHRPT SAFE?
Bio-Identical Hormones are all natural plant based products and have been in use in the United States since 1938. Derived from yams and a small amount of soy, these hormones have the same molecular structure as the hormones produced within our own bodies. Numerous studies worldwide document the benefits and safety of Bio-Identical Hormones.
These studies also report a lower incidence of side effects when compared to other prescription drugs. BHRPT should not be confused with "synthetic" hormones typically found in many creams, gels and injectables used for hormone replacement.
How are BHRPT pellets inserted?
BHRPT insertion is a fast, simple in-office medical procedure performed with local anesthetics. A small incision is made in the upper buttocks. The pellets will be inserted in the fatty layer beneath the skin. The entire process takes just minutes.
What side effects can I expect?
One of the greatest advantages of pellet therapy is the low incidence of side effects. Although extremely rare, side effects may include slight bruising, minor bleeding, infection or extrusion of the pellets.
Individual results do vary. BHRPT is by prescription only. Remember, it is important to see an experienced hormone specialist who prescribes the correct dosage and proper placement of the pellet.
Dr. Stefanie Schultis and her staff are very experienced in delivering the utmost in safety and effectiveness of the procedure. Our men patients come from all over the Greater New Orleans area.
"I highly recommend hormone therapy. My whole life has changed. More energy and increased libido and just totally feel better." JThompson, Metairie