Testosterone is one of the most popular words associated with manhood, and for good reason. While testosterone by no means defines being a man, it is crucial to normal development and functions. However, due to a myriad of factors, testosterone production and regulation in men is an issue across the globe.
While this is a growing issue for millions of men, there is a solution that is sweeping the globe. Testosterone pellets are a proven method for fixing the hormonal issues that men are faced within our current age. If you or someone you know is interested in testosterone therapy and its potential usefulness, this quick primer on testosterone pellets may help!
So you may know that testosterone is important, but not know exactly why. Great! You’re in the right place. Basically, testosterone is a hormone that is produced in humans, by both the testicles and ovaries. Testosterone production begins at birth but ramps up considerably during puberty before tapering off around your 30s.
Testosterone is almost always associated with sex and sperm, for good reason. Without proper testosterone production, sex drive, erectile performance, and sperm production could be affected or decreased. If that were the only issue that low testosterone had, though, it would not be that bad. But testosterone affects so much more than that.
One of the first signs that many men have of their low testosterone is not a decreased sex drive, but low energy or frequent fatigue. As men get older, it’s become almost expected that they slow down and have less energy on average. While can certainly be indicative of normal aging, excessive fatigue could be a sign of something more.
Combined with low energy is often moodiness, low self-esteem, and even depression in many cases. Of course, these symptoms could be indicative of unrelated physical, mental, or emotional factors, so a thorough evaluation of your environment is important.
Finally, more visible symptoms of low testosterone levels include thinner bones, less-than-normal body hair, and weight gain. Judging by these symptoms, it can be easy to dismiss testosterone therapy. Unfortunately, though, low testosterone can have more adverse effects.
The bigger danger from low testosterone mostly comes from four main possibilities; mental health, osteoporosis, virus/bacteria, and links to heart disease and stroke. Mental health is an ever-growing problem in modern life, with it having deadly consequences for many men. Men die by suicide over 3.5 times more often than women, with white males making up a whopping 7 out of 10 suicides in 2016. While it is unclear how much of that a be attributed to low testosterone, it certainly does not help.
Osteoporosis, a weakening of the bones, is another major health risk that low testosterone can contribute to. When bones are brittle, they can fracture or break during less-than-normal stress events. Simple falls that would normally lead to a cut or bruise could result in a much more serious injury.
Finally, low testosterone has been linked to a higher risk of heart attack, stroke, and other cardiovascular issues. While the link between low testosterone and these conditions is still being understood, it would likely help to have normal testosterone levels. If you suspect you have low testosterone, it shouldn’t be ignored.
If you or someone you know believes that they may have low testosterone, the next step is to determine how to solve the issue. First, you could try natural remedies to boost your testosterone that we’ve detailed in an earlier blog. If natural remedies aren’t working, though, testosterone pellets could be the answer for you.
Testosterone pellets are a form of hormone replacement therapy, which introduces hormones through external intervention. As the name suggests, testosterone pellets consist of using pellets the size of grains of rice. These pellets are put underneath the skin, where they release small doses of testosterone for several months.
Testosterone pellets have a safe, reliable reputation for providing a much-needed hormone balance for millions of men across the globe. If you or someone else you know are struggling with hormones, testosterone pellets may be the key to addressing this issue.
The procedure for testosterone pellets is fairly simple and straight-forward. Once a patient has been determined to be a good match for the procedure, our staff will determine where best to insert the pellets.
Once a spot is chosen, the doctor will apply anesthetic to the area and create a small incision for the pellets. The pellets will then be placed and the small incision closed. Testosterone pellets separate themselves from other procedures due to ease of use and customer satisfaction.
Whether you simply want more information or are seriously considering testosterone therapy, EP Men’s Clinic can help. Contact our team today to get started!