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Testosterone Pellet Therapy

Testosterone Pellet Therapy Fredericksburg, VA

It happens right around age 50. Muscles start to lose their mass; bones, their density. That sprint across the park may become a gentle jog. What was once calculated or memorized in seconds may now take a minute or two. Sex drive and performance drop off, as anxiety rises.

You probably know menopause and andropause can upend your personality. But did you know it can also put you at risk for diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, thyroid disease, and even Alzheimer’s?

All these risk factors are often caused by testosterone imbalance – which can disrupt all your other hormone levels.

Dr. Truong is no stranger to debilitating perimenopause anxiety and male midlife crisis angst – she’s a compassionate hormone specialist with a solid handle on the latest hormone research and technology.

The most effective, clinically-validated and convenient hormone delivery method is bioidentical hormone replacement pellet therapy (BHRT). Once inserted, BHRT pellets mimic your body’s natural hormone release system, replenishing your bloodstream as needed, for up to 3 months at a time.

To schedule your consultation and discover how rebalancing testosterone can revive your energy, focus, sex drive and life joy call Dr. Truong’s team at Rehabilitation Medicine Physicians contact us here right now.

Why balance testosterone levels?

Your glands secrete testosterone – along with 50 other biochemicals – directly into your bloodstream, through which it travels to target sites: every tissue, organ, and cell to control your growth, musculature, bone density, metabolism, and sexual response.

Testosterone impacts the effectiveness of the heart by improving muscle contractility and strength to generate energy, muscle mass, and libido. That’s why testosterone levels are just as critical for women as they are for men.

When men lose testosterone they may also lose:

  • Stamina
  • Sex drive and virility
  • Erectile or ejaculatory function
  • Bone strength
  • Muscle strength
  • Body fat and breast size
  • Memory and concentration
  • Body hair
  • Concentration, memory and mood

When women lose testosterone they may experience:

  • Hair loss
  • Weakening bones
  • Low libido
  • Decreased breast size
  • Vaginal dryness or painful intercourse
  • Mood swings and fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Night sweats and hot flashes

When these changes are accompanied by poor diet, lack of exercise, environmental toxins and stress they can eventually lead to:

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Osteoporosis and bone fracture
  • Weight gain or obesity
  • Insulin resistance leading to diabetes
  • Depression or anxiety

That’s a lot of symptoms to contend with – but only one root cause: hormone imbalance.

Testosterone is created from cholesterol, and helps command other hormones to generate energy, muscle mass, bone density, libido and emotional response. Here’s how your body produces it: cholesterol –> pregnenolone –> androstenedione –> testosterone.

Dr. Truong will explain which step of this process has been disrupted in your body. Then she’ll prescribe supplementation to help keep your level in the optimal free testosterone range.

Why does Dr. Truong deliver BHRT?

Unlike synthetic hormone replacement therapy which carries cancer risks, bioidentical hormone molecules have the identical shape, make-up, and structure of your body’s molecules. That’s why BHRT provides the perfect “keys” to unlock your cells’ receptor sites and correct hormone imbalance.

Instead of synthetic chemicals, BHRT applies testosterone produced from natural plant sources like yams and soybeans, which match human hormones molecule by molecule, alleviating cancer risks and other side effects that make synthetic chemical hormones problematic.

BHRT can be delivered in many forms. After doing much research and seeing stellar results, Dr. Truong has determined that BHRT pellets are the optimal delivery method because they’re:

  • Natural: pellets are crafted from natural plant sources and are molecularly identical to the hormones your body produces
  • Effective: pellets offer clinically-validated results
  • Constantly active: one pellet injection lasts for months, so natural hormone balancing is flowing through your bloodstream 24/7
  • Consistent: pellet hormones consistently fluctuate throughout the day to adjust to your body’s needs
  • Easy to use: unlike pills, tablets or patches, pellets leave no room for user error

The BHRT pellet procedure

Subcutaneous (injected under the skin) pellets are able to deliver each hormone consistently, preventing the rollercoaster-like effects woman who use creams, pills, and tablets often report.

After Dr. Truong completes your hormone level testing and determines your custom prescription, it will be sent to an FDA licensed compounding pharmacy. There, skilled clinicians will compress your hormones into pellets about the size of a grain of rice, which will be tested for consistency and purity before they leave the lab.

Your insertion procedure is virtually painless and takes only a few minutes. Dr. Truong will insert each pellet beneath the skin and into the fat of your upper buttocks to gently and strategically deliver your custom doses. Your exact doses will depend on:

  • Your hormone baseline levels ( which can change daily and must be monitored)
  • Your weight
  • Your genetic predispositions
  • Your general health
  • Your exercise routine (the more cardiac output, the more hormones required)

Remember: hormone testing results are not static – levels fluctuate throughout the day – so you should adhere strictly to your follow-up appointment schedule to get any required prescription tweaks.

After investing all this time, energy, and money into your health, be sure to maintain the regenerative effects of BHRT with a heart healthy diet and nutritional supplements – which Dr. Truong and her team are happy to prescribe and monitor.


Additional Reading

  1. Normalization of Testosterone Level is Associated With Reduced Incidence of Myocardial Infarction and Mortality in Men
  2. The Benefits and Risks of Testosterone Replacement Therapy: A Review
  3. Effect of Testosterone Therapy in Men With Alzheimer's Disease and Low Testosterone

Reserve your appointment

Don’t put up with perimenopause weight gain, andropausal muscle flab and mid-life moodiness. Rebalance your testosterone levels with BHRT pellets. Put your trust in the highly skilled, compassionate hormone specialists on Dr. Truong’s team. Contact Rehabilitation Medicine Physicians at contact us here right now.

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