07 Jun Why You Should Get IV Hydration with Your Pellets
What are Testosterone Pellets?
Testosterone pellets are small (3mm-9mm) testosterone implants placed under the skin that slowly release testosterone for around four months. The pellets are placed under the skin during a simple office procedure with little to no discomfort. Once inserted, the pellets take about a week to achieve their full effects, and then they will continue to release a steady dose of testosterone until the pellets dissolve into the skin. Once the pellets dissolve, you will follow up with your doctor and have new pellets placed.
How Are Testosterone Pellets Implanted?
The procedure is simple and takes no longer than a few minutes to complete during an office visit with your doctor. Your doctor will ask you to lay on your side and expose a portion of your hip. The skin of your hip will be cleaned with a solution to prevent any infection. Next, your doctor will inject a small amount of lidocaine (numbing medicine) into the area. Once the area is numb, your doctor creates a tiny incision into the skin and inserts the pellet underneath. Once the pellet is implanted, your doctor will use a small piece of tape to close the skin. After the pellet has been inserted, you can resume regular activities immediately.
Benefits of Testosterone Pellets
There are numerous benefits to testosterone pellets. The most evident is that there is no need to remember to take a pill every day or reapply cream or patch. The pellets release a stable and steady dose of testosterone into the body, taking the guesswork from applying topical ointments or patches out of your day.
Adequate testosterone levels in men have been shown to reduce the risk of chronic diseases. Men with adequate testosterone levels have less chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, prostate cancer, hypertension, and coronary artery disease.
Other benefits of testosterone replacement include:
- Increased muscle mass
- Improved energy levels
- A sense of wellbeing
- Anxiety relief
- Improved memory and concentration
- Decreased symptoms of depression
Risks of Testosterone Pellet Insertion
The risks of this procedure are rare. In some cases, patients can have a localized skin infection, or the pellets can come out of the skin before the skin has had time to heal properly.
Benefits of IV Hydration
Dehydration can result in various symptoms, including dry mouth and a scratchy throat. But beyond the apparent discomforts of dehydration, the body can experience significant effects from the lack of hydration. When the body is dehydrated, the blood becomes more concentrated, making your heart and blood vessels work harder to pump blood efficiently. Your body will also try to retain as much fluid as possible by signaling the kidneys to stop urine production, which can result in kidney injury if left untreated. As dehydration progresses, the cells in the body will start to lose fluid, resulting in decreased overall cell function.
IV hydration is a fast and efficient way to hydrate the body when the body needs fluid. Not only can IV hydration replace water that has been lost from the body, but it can also replace essential nutrients and electrolytes that the body needs to thrive. Hydration can be customized to your body’s specific needs with different mixtures of fluids, electrolytes, and nutrients to help your body quickly recover from intense workouts, illnesses, general fatigue, and hangovers. Many IV solutions can also include an immunity boost of vitamin C and B12. When the body is adequately hydrated, people can expect improved brain function, skin, joint, and muscle health, and a general sense of well-being.
How do Testosterone Pellets and IV hydration Benefit Each Other?
Adequate hydration is necessary to promote the production of cortisol. Cortisol is a hormone secreted by the adrenal glands in response to stress. When the body is dehydrated, the adrenal glands produce an excess of cortisol which works as a natural testosterone suppressor. When the body is in a dry state, it cannot effectively absorb and utilize testosterone. This is why IV hydration can benefit the placement of testosterone pellets. By ensuring that the body is well hydrated, we can ensure that your testosterone pellets will provide you with the most benefit and reduce low testosterone symptoms.