Hormonal imbalances in men cause many physical and emotional symptoms that often go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. Men who experience hormonal imbalances produce abnormal levels of hormones, which can lead to emotional symptoms such as depression and anxiety, physical symptoms such as heart disease and osteoporosis, and reproductive symptoms such as a low sex drive and erectile dysfunction. Often, men who experience such imbalances are unaware of what is causing these symptoms, and therefore, treatment is misguided. Pellet therapy is a hormone replacement therapy that balances hormone levels so men can return to feeling the way they should.
Men who wish to be tested for a hormonal imbalance should be experiencing multiple symptoms but be in otherwise good health. An appointment with Dr. Agullo is necessary to test your hormone levels and make sure that an imbalance does exist. Once your test results come in, a follow-up appointment is scheduled where the pellets are inserted. All pellets are customized to meet your specific needs.
Hormone imbalance may be to blame if you suffer from more than one of these symptoms:
Some men choose to do nothing and hope that their symptoms remedy themselves. While this is possible, it is not guaranteed. The endless difficulty with hormonal imbalance is that symptoms are often mistaken for a different issue, and medication is given to treat the symptom instead of the underlying cause. If a hormonal imbalance is to blame, hormone therapy, such as pellet therapy, is the way to go.
There is no required downtime or recovery period. Patients can drive themselves both to and from the procedure, and there is no need to take any time off of work or your daily schedule. Pellets begin to balance hormones within seven to 10 days. At that time, you will start to feel the noticeable difference in your physical and emotional well-being. Pellets typically release and balance hormones for three months before they need to be replaced.
No; while a hormonal imbalance creates a host of symptoms and side effects, these same symptoms can be present without an imbalance. It is essential to discuss all symptoms with Dr. Agullo so that, together, you and he can determine the root of the issue. If you are experiencing multiple symptoms, contact us right away to have your hormone levels tested.
Men who are experiencing an imbalance in hormones but are otherwise healthy may be candidates for pellet therapy. Candidates should experience at least two symptoms and desire improvement in their overall health and well-being. There is no age limit for pellet therapy. Any adult male can benefit from this treatment. If you suspect that a hormonal balance is to blame for the way that you are feeling, contact Dr. Agullo at Southwest Plastic Surgery to set up a consultation.
Pellet therapy will likely not be covered by your insurance provider. However, you will find that the treatment is well worth the cost over time. Although the cost may vary, patients can expect a consultation fee of $100, followed by a lab fee of $350. This fee will cover all tests provided by Dr. Agullo, and the test fee may be covered by insurance. Contact your provider to determine if you are covered. Following the tests, pellet insertion costs around $500.
It is very uncommon for patients to experience any serious side effects after pellet therapy. While the chances are very rare, temporary side effects after your first treatment may include: