Bioidentical Hormone Pellet Therapy
Bioidentical hormone pellet therapy is a well-researched method of delivering hormones to your body. Chesapeake Bioidentical Hormones Specialist, James Cannon DHA, PA-C offers pellet therapy in the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News Area. Pellet Therapy is administered by painlessly inserting a small bioidentical hormone pellet, about the size of a grain of rice, under your skin. The procedure is less painful than having your blood drawn. The hormones in the pellets provided by James Cannon are bioidentical, which means that they are the exact molecular match to the hormones produced by your body. These bioidentical hormone pellets typically consist of either estradiol or testosterone.
James Cannon DHA, PA-C’s bioidentical hormone pellet therapy can be used to relieve the symptoms of menopause, perimenopause, low testosterone and andropause, to name just a few hormone related conditions that respond well to Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Bioidentical hormone pellet therapy slowly releases hormones into the bloodstream – similar to the way hormones are released by the ovaries and testes. Both men and women in the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News Area have found relief for their symptoms with Bioidentical Hormone Pellet Therapy.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy for Men
Testosterone is the male hormone that is responsible for developing the testes during puberty. It contributes to male attributes such as facial hair and a deepened voice, while affecting a man’s libido and even his mood.
After the age of 30, a man’s testosterone levels naturally begin to decrease. This regression is usually gradual and spread out over the rest of his life. In some cases though, the levels drop rapidly, which leads to a host of symptoms. Some of these may include:
- Symptoms of Low T and Andropause
Some of the most common symptoms of Low Testosterone and Andropause include:
- Diminished sexual desire
- Clinical depression
- Less energy
- Night Sweats
- Limited ability to concentrate or stay focused.
- Loss of bone density which will appear as a loss of height
- Decreased strength due to depleted muscle mass
- Weaker erections
- Obesity, type 2 diabetes, or problems with your thyroid
- Less semen during ejaculation
- Testicle shrinkage or numbness in the testicles
- Erectile dysfunction
Treating Low T and Andropause
The first test James Cannon, PA-C will likely perform is a check to determine where your testosterone levels are at. In some cases, they may be already be dangerously low before any of the more serious symptoms have become apparent.
Treatment can include testosterone replacement or stimulation of the pituitary gland to in order to re-establish normal production. Low Testosterone Specialist, James Cannon in the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News Area may also monitor your hormone levels and additionally track how your testosterone is processed.
Hormone Optimization for Women
Hormone imbalance is a general term that can refer to upset levels of any variety of your body’s natural regulatory substances.
Hormones that are commonly imbalanced include:
- Types of Hormone Imbalances
- Estrogen, which regulates secondary sexual characteristics.
- Testosterone, which regulates secondary sexual characteristics.
- Melatonin, which regulates sleep.
- Ghrelin, which regulates hunger.
- Thyroid, which regulates calorie burn.
- Aldosterone, which regulates salt levels
- Cortisol, which regulates energy.
- Progesterone, which regulates pregnancy and menstruation.
- DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), which regulates sexual function and can be converted by your body to other hormones.
Between the ages of 45 and 55, a woman’s ovaries stop producing new eggs and she is no longer able to get pregnant. At this stage of life, her body begins to produce less estrogen and as result, a gradual or sudden end to the menstrual cycle. This phenomenon is called menopause.
- Symptoms of Menopause
No two women are the same, and the symptoms associated with menopause can vary in severity from person to person. In addition to a gradual reduction and loss of her period, a woman going through menopause may also experience:
- Heart palpitations
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Diminished libido
- Memory lapses
- Mood swings such as irritability, depression, and anxiety
- Urine leakage
- Vaginal dryness
- Vaginal infections
- Joint pain
Hormone therapy can be used to treat symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and vaginal dryness. The process involves increasing the body’s estrogen levels through the use of oral medications, patches, or vaginal creams.
Chesapeake Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist, James Cannon DHA, PA-C in the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News Area will work closely with you to help you determine the best delivery method of bioidentical hormones for your body. James will help you understand and relieve the uncomfortable symptoms related to having an imbalanced hormonal system.