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Sex Hormones Impact Pain?
It’s true. Human brain imaging studies support a causal link between testosterone and pain.
“Two weeks after my first treatment I noticed my back wasn’t hurting,” says Stephanie, age 38. Stephanie had chronic low back pain from a car accident years ago. “I went on a roller coaster with my children last week and didn’t have to take Percocet or Darvocet.”
Testosterone interacts with certain neurotransmitters and other brain chemicals to impact our perception of and physiologic response to pain. Testosterone also spurs bone marrow to produce red blood cells, promoting tissue growth and repair; both essential to healing and, in turn, reducing pain.
“Each day was agony at work until I started getting bioidentical testosterone replacement,” says John, 51, a construction worker. “This therapy has helped my pain tremendously. I couldn’t work without it.”
As men and women get older, sex hormones, like testosterone and estrogen, start to decrease. But what many people don’t realize is that these hormones affect the entire body, not just the erogenous zones. In addition to testosterone’s influence on pain tolerance and healing, sex hormones impact brain function, vascular health, metabolism, and mood.
More and more, men and women are enjoying the benefits of replacing these crucial hormones to restore their health and re-energize their lives. Bioidentical hormones, especially when administered in pellet form, offer a convenient and effective treatment for replenishing low hormone levels.
Individualized pellet hormone replacement therapy offers a wider range of dosage options so it can be more accurately prescribed to meet the patient’s needs. And bioidentical hormones contain molecules identically structured to those made by the human body – a more natural delivery method. Additionally, bioidentical hormone pellets are released into the bloodstream at a sustained dose over a 12-week period for more consistent symptom relief.
“I didn’t think I needed it,” says a 61-year-old BHRT patient from Owings Mills. “But after my first insert, I felt a vibrancy and aliveness in my body that I hadn’t felt for years,” she says. “And I can walk fast without pain now.”
If you are having trouble managing chronic pain, talk to a bioidentical hormone replacement expert to discuss how restoring your testosterone levels could help you feel better.