Testosterone Pellets in Women

Testosterone pellets have been around since 1930s. Here hormone replacement pellets are inserted in the fat layer under the skin near your hip.

They release hormones, in this case testosterone, slowly over time, more like your body does. The pellets release their dose of testosterone over a three to four months period.

In addition to delivering hormones in a more balanced and natural way, many women prefer the pellets to the awkward and messy application of creams and gels.

Particularly in women suffering the worst symptoms of menopause, testosterone pellets are often used in combination with estrogen and other female hormones. Women who use such combination release pellets report a significant reduction of hot flashes and night sweats. They return to normal sleep patterns after a few weeks, and claim, to have regained an overall sense of “well-being.”

This is the other advantage of pellets, as unlike gels, creams or even a patch, they can be used to deliver more than one hormone.

The pellets are tiny, about the size of a grain of rice. Insertion is quick and painless using a local anesthetic and a very tiny incision.

Women in my practice who have been given both estradiol and testosterone pellets, tell me they have a renewed interest in sex. They tell me they have been able to enjoy sex again, and some have had an orgasm for the first time in years!

I have not found a more effective way of bringing hormones back to balanced levels than with testosterone pellets.

Other Benefits of Testosterone Replacement Pellets

In addition to the relief of menopausal symptoms and the increases in sexual satisfaction, testosterone replacement therapy for women has been shown to:

  • Improve cognition and reduce “mental fogginess.”
  • Improve bone density
  • Decrease body fat, build lean muscle
  • Improve mood, reduce anxiety, relieve depression

Testosterone replacement therapy for women is still only slowly being accepted by more mainstream medicine. Even those who see the benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy, (HRT) for women, believe only in the use of female hormones.

But, the number of women who are receiving and benefiting from testosterone replacement continues to grow, and I suspect that one day soon, it will be approved for the treatment of many more conditions in men, as well as women.

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