After age 35, both women and men decrease in natural testosterone production, for the most part. This can lead to:
Regulating testosterone levels over time can help reduce these symptoms. There are three ways that testosterone can be regulated. The first involves a prescription gel that is applied daily directly to the skin. The second is a series of weekly shots. The third is a pellet that is about the size of a grain of rice that is inserted under the skin in the hip or buttock area.
Testosterone pellets help to regulate testosterone fairly quickly and keep a steady, slow flow of the hormone within the body. After insertion, testosterone pellets have you covered for 3-4 months for women and 4-7 months for men.
Studies show that many men and women report feeling better overall – from a decreased level of fatigue day to day to a more healthy sex drive to decreased depressive feelings. Often, these results are immediate. In a 2014 study by the NIH, 17% of people who had testosterone replacement therapy elected for testosterone pellets. However, of those who did, 70% were satisfied. The same study shows that 64% of the people who chose testosterone pellets favored them over gels and injections due to their ease of use. Pellets also cause less skin irritation than the gels and last longer with no daily or weekly medications to keep up with.
If you are experiencing symptoms of low T, please go see your doctor. There might be ways in which to help you feel better and live better.