Frequently Asked Questions
Women are usually symptomatic with a testosterone less than 40, but again this is still within the ‘normal’ range. Men are typically symptomatic for low testosterone levels around 400, although this falls within a ‘normal’ range. After ordering labs and reviewing your symptoms, we will decide what therapies will best ‘optimize’ your levels. There are also MANY ways hormone balance can be optimized with the high grade nutraceutical treatments that we offer.
Pellets are estradiol or testosterone and steric acid is used to bind the pellet. The hormones (estradiol and testosterone) are IDENTICAL on a molecular level with endogenous (hormones made by your body) in hormone replacement. The compounded medication uses a soy complex to bind the medication. It is NOT derived from an animal or a synthetic source.
Pellets are about the size of a grain of rice. Limiting gluteal exercises after insertion for 72 hours for women and 7 days for men significantly reduces any complication of swelling or discomfort after the pellet insertion. Our providers are highly trained in performing the procedure with a safe and comfortable approach for the patient.