Decreased hormone levels with age can cause disorders in both women (menopause) and men (andropause). In us it can cause hot flashes, mood swings, tiredness, fatigue, weight gain, loss of libido, memory loss… and in men it can cause fatigue, abdominal fat accumulation, decreased sexual desire, decreased physical agility Becomes the reason for. Memory loss… Now, a new hormone replacement method promises to make these symptoms more bearable. “This method is based on over 30 years of experience and has successfully treated hundreds of thousands of patients and seeks to optimize hormone levels in the body”Ángel Martín, medical director of Clínica Menorca (Madrid, tel. 900 833 879). Actually, it is about placing a pill the size of a grain of rice, under the skin (under the skin), whose benefits include improving your sexual performance when your loss of libido is due to a hormonal imbalance. , and your power level improves.
a biomedical therapy
What does it mean to be bioidentical? “This means that it uses hormones that are molecularly identical, in structure and composition, to those produced by the human body”Dr. Angel Martin says. In fact, it uses two main hormones, testosterone and estradiol, which are derived from two natural plants: soybeans and yams.
How is it?
It is a subdermal implant the size of a grain of rice: “The insertion site is usually the upper quadrant of the buttock, although sometimes, depending on the constitution of the patient, it may also be placed on the flanks or on the abdominal girdle. To insert it, an instrument is used. which resembles a syringe with a cannula, which allows the passage of the pellet to reach the ideal depth in the fatty tissue of the body., describes Dr. Martin. It is a simple, painless procedure, performed on an outpatient basis and lasts no more than ten minutes.
Once the implant is inserted, it releases a small, continuous dose of hormone that flows directly into the bloodstream when the body needs it.
Which pre-tests are required?
A series of mandatory tests are required depending on gender: mammography and cytology, in the case of women; and PSA (prostate specific antigen analysis), in the case of men. except, “In both the cases it is important to take the medical history and of course, do a complete analysis of the patient with special emphasis on the hormonal profile”Angel Martin says
what does he get?
The goal of therapy is to achieve physiological hormonal levels that contribute to a better quality of life. “It stimulates sexual desire and the energy needed to cope with day-to-day life. In premenopausal and menopausal women, it improves vaginal dryness, hot flashes and other disorders typical of this phase. It improves sleep, mood, memory and also improves concentration. Helps with weight loss, eliminating and redistributing body fat, and increasing muscle mass. It complements the treatment of osteopenia and osteoporosis, balances cholesterol, lipoprotein and lipid levels, Protects cardiovascular functions. Maintains and improves carbohydrate (glycemia) metabolism. It has a protective effect against the risk of breast and prostate cancer. And improves quality of life in patients with chronic diseases“, Doctor. assures Martin.
Benefits over traditional hormone replacement therapy
Bioidentical hormone pellet therapy is safe, bioavailable, personalized and comfortable.
- segura, “Release is direct into the bloodstream and avoids the risk of hepatic route”experts say.
- low dose: Uses a very low dose compared to other treatments.
- biodegradable, “It releases the exact amount that the body demands at any given time”According to Dr. Martin.
- customized, “The dosage is tailored to each patient’s needs.”
- long term results: In most of the cases, the results are appreciated from day one itself. “Monitoring of the patient through analytical tests and their perception determines the specific moment for replacement. But, as an average term, we can say that gains in women are maintained for a period of three to five months. , while it is slightly higher in men.says the director of the Menorca clinic.
To whom is it indicated?
It is indicated for all those who require hormonal optimization. “That is to say, that low levels of one or more of your hormones cause problems in terms of your quality of life and risks to your health.”, advise the expert. Usually from the age of 40/50 due to menopause in women and andropause in men. Of course, it is not shown in men with previous prostate problems, as it may worsen their clinical picture. And it is not indicated in pregnant or lactating women with recent polycystic ovary or in cancer patients.
Any side effects?
“Like any medical treatment, it can have side effects and these are specific to each person: mild breast pain, hair growth, pain, redness or bruising at the injection site”, enlists Angel Martin. Therefore, it is necessary to go to a doctor with knowledge and experience, and first conduct detailed diagnostic studies and metabolic procedures.
pressio: Between €350 and €700 depending on the composition of the palette.