Testosterone Therapy for Women
From puberty to menopause, testosterone has important functions for women, such as reproduction, metabolism, and cognition. Dr. David Fein uses testosterone therapy to help both women and men enjoy feeling healthier and younger.
How Testosterone Affects Women
Aging, menopause, stress, and other factors can diminish certain hormones such as testosterone or cortisol. These imbalances may interfere with other metabolic functions, and other hormone levels can be negatively affected.
Testosterone levels typically peak for women in their early 20s and then begin to decrease, causing a decrease in sex drive through the 20s, 30s, and 40s. Over half of women in their early 40s will see their testosterone levels drop by 50 percent or more. Low testosterone can also be caused by birth control pill use, which can suppress the natural ovarian production of testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone.
Low levels of testosterone in women can cause:
- Decreased sex drive
- Slow metabolism
- Decreased mental clarity and concentration
- Decreased energy and stamina
- Loss or thinning of hair
- Moodiness and irritability
- Sleep disturbances
Over 50 years of research has shown that testosterone pellets can effectively treat the symptoms of low testosterone in women.
Hormone pellets are subdermal implants made up of an organic soy or yam base along with bio-identical hormones such as testosterone, estrogen, or progesterone.
Approximately the size of a Tic Tac, these pellets are typically placed through a tiny incision at the hip, below the waist. Once implanted, these pellets will slowly and consistently release testosterone over the course of 3 to 5 months. The pellets will naturally dissolve and do not need to be removed.
Benefits of using testosterone pellets for hormone therapy in women include:
- Increased energy and stamina
- Increased lean muscle and decreased body fat
- Increased libido and heightened performance
- Improved mood and sense of well-being
As with all hormone treatments, patients will first undergo extensive testing to determine their current hormone levels. A customized dosage of hormones will be prescribed, and follow-up tests will be conducted in order to optimize patient response as well as blood hormone levels.
If you’ve been suffering from fatigue, weight gain, difficulty sleeping, decreased sex drive, or other symptoms of low testosterone, contact North Dallas Wellness Center at (214) 696-3885 to schedule an appointment with Dr. David Fein to discover if hormone therapy may be right for you.