Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) for Men

Testosterone levels begin to decline in men beginning in their early 30’s. Symptoms of testosterone deficiency in men include fatigue, lack of mental acuity, loss of libido and difficulty achieving and or sustaining an erection. It is never too late to benefit from hormone therapy. Pellet therapy achieves the sustained levels of testosterone that would be produced by normally functioning testes. This form of therapy is the only kind that produces and sustains optimal levels of hormone that men need. Because the testosterone used is totally natural, pellet therapy is ideal for men wanting the benefits of a natural hormone, without the drawbacks of a synthetic.  Moreover, many studies show “optimal” testosterone levels over 800 in men, may have preventative effects for many disease states such as cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, prostate cancer, osteoporosis and more.

Typical oral and transdermal forms of therapy have the potential for “roller coaster” blood levels of testosterone, which can result in mood and energy fluctuations for the patient. Pellets produce a more steady state hormone level in the blood stream.

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Life Balance TE is a leading provider of natural hormone replacement therapy using subcutaneous pellets. Bio-Identical Hormone Pellet therapy is the only method of hormone therapy that provides sustained hormone levels throughout the day, for up to 4-6 months without the potential for any roller coaster effect.

BHRT Q&A for Men

How often will I need pellets?
Usually every 3 to 4 months.

Why are pellets better than creams, patches, shots or pills?
Pellets are pure hormones that will not be metabolized into by-products by going through the liver, stomach or skin. This delivery system allows your body to use the right amount of hormone from the pellet as the blood flow surrounding the pellets picks up what is needed.

Where do the pellets go?
The pellets completely dissolve because they are pure hormones without fillers or synthetic ingredients.

How long will it take for my body to get back to lean normal?
That depends on how much you exercise and work with weights, as well as your age. Testosterone decreases fat and increases muscle and lean body mass. Testosterone also increases your natural growth hormone and therefore will improve your stamina to workout and increase muscle mass.

I have no libido, will BHRT do anything for that?
Good hormone balance will greatly improve your libido. The addition of testosterone in pellet form will change everything for the better.

How do I take testosterone pellets and not convert them to dihydrotestosterone and estradiol?
Some men still convert to these metabolites even on testosterone pellets. If they are converting, we troubleshoot with natural supplements and or an aromatase inhibitor prescription.

What if I have an enlarged prostate?
Testosterone Pellets will make it better if you do not convert it to DHT and we will treat that if it happens.

Will my testicles shrink while I take the testosterone pellets?
Yes, they will. Testicles are suppressed by taking any kind of testosterone and they will not make as much testosterone while the pellets are working. This is not permanent, and the testicle retains its ability to produce testosterone. There are alternative treatments to testosterone therapy in men who wish to preserve fertility.

What to Expect During Your Consultation

Dr. Darling will discuss your BHRT quiz results with you and get an overall picture of your general health. If you are a candidate for BHRT he will discuss the process with you which generally consists of the following four steps:

  1. Comprehensive Blood Work Analyis
  2. Bioidentical Hormone Pellet Implants
  3. Consistent Release of Hormones
  4. Improved Wellbeing & Continued Treatment