Why Women Need Testosterone
Discovery Health Recently published:
Testosterone: A Major Breakthrough For Menopasal Women
Research suggests that increasing a woman’s testosterone levels restores sex drive, energy, weight loss and improved moods among a host of other benefits.
Watch Dr. Goldstein Administer Testosterone Pellets To A Denver Woman In Her 40s
Female Benefits Of Testosterone Therapy:
- Weight Loss
- Increased Energy
- Menopause Symptom Relief
- Increased Libido
- Better Quality Of Sleep
- Enhanced Focus
- Improvement In Memory
- Increased Muscle Mass
- Increased Bone Mass
- Enhanced Sense Of Well-Being
We offer Testosterone Therapy in the form of testosterone pellets. There are many reasons why we prefer to administer testosterone this way. Here are some frequently asked questions.
Frequently Asked Questions About Testosterone Pellets:
What are testosterone pellets?
Pellets are made of testosterone naturally derived from yams and pressed into tiny cylinders. These are placed subcutaneously under your skin and naturally dissolve within 3-4 months.
Why is pellet therapy better than other testosterone therapies?
Unlike other forms of testosterone therapy, pellets allow for a natural, slow release of testosterone over a 3-5 month period. This helps to avoid the hormone peaks and valleys experienced with topical or oral treatments. Also, because they are bioidentical to your human testosterone production, the pellets do not increase the risk of blood clots associated with conventional or synthetic hormone replacement therapy.
How long will the pellets last?
Testosterone pellets typically last from 3-4 months in women. The pellets completely and naturally dissolve on their own, so there is never any need to remove them.
How long until I feel the effects of the pellets?
Patients often feel the initial effects of the pellets within the first 24-72 hours, with full results within 3 weeks. The efficacy of the treatment depends largely on your diet, lifestyle and stress levels.
Do the pellets have any side effects?
Pellets have very few side effects. Some patients may experience breast discomfort or nipple tenderness, and in very rare occasions the implant site may become infected or the pellet might come out. There is also an occasional increase in dark hair growth or mild acne, but all of these symptoms are easily managed with adjustments to the hormone levels used and typically pass quickly.
How are my hormone levels monitored during treatment?
We usually check hormone levels before treatment begins. This typically involves PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen), testosterone, LH, blood count, liver profile and sensitive estradiol testing in men. Testing in women may include an FSH, testosterone and estradiol. Thyroid Hormone Levels (TSH) may also be tested depending on the patient.
Follow up levels for blood count, PSA and estradiol may be taken before the second round of implants in men. They must also obtain a digital rectal exam once a year to monitor their prostate levels. Women are advised to undergo mammogram and/or pap smear testing as advised by their gynecologist, and continue with monthly self-breast exams.
Does insurance cover pellet treatment?
Some insurance companies may cover the cost of treatment while others may not. If you have something other than an HMO you should have a good chance of getting reimbursement.
Please note we do not take or file insurance. However we will help support you in submitting a claim to your insurance company by providing you with paperwork, paid receipts, etc. which you can also submit to your Flexible Health Care Spending Account.
It is always recommended to contact your insurance company prior to treatment to see if they will reimburse you for your treatment. Many insurances will cover part of all of the costs of your medications, however we do not submit the paperwork for you in order to be able to keep your costs lower.