Hormone pellet therapy is another option for delivering hormones, such as testosterone, or even estrogen and progesterone, to a female. Testosterone is the most commonly used.
Women often need testosterone. Symptoms of low testosterone include hot flushes, low sex drive, low energy, difficulty with memory or concentration, increased moodiness or irritability, or excessive dry skin.
While postmenopausal women are more likely to need teststeone therapy, premenopausal women may also need testosterone temporarily. An appropriate history and physical, and lab work, as well as a review of all medications, including any current hormones, are imperative in assessing women for testosterone.
After appropriate assessment, different options for testosterone therapy can be discussed, including pills, creams, and pellets. Testosterone shots are not recommended for women because of the lack of stable levels, leading to increased side effects, and rare risks.
The advantage of testosterone pellets include very good hormone levels, which will remain steadier than either creams or pills. Testosterone pellets can last at least 3, if not 4, months at a time, so they can be very convenient. Pellets are placed under local anesthesia, and begin to work in as little as 4 days.
At Special Care for Women, Dr. Braden Richmond is a hormone therapy expert who offers the latest treatments to meet the problems that women face with hormone deficiencies. Call for your consultation!