Why Women Need Testosterone
Women produce only a fraction of testosterone that men do, however that doesn’t mean women won’t benefit from testosterone therapy.
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.
FAQ’s About Hormone Pellets:
What are hormone pellets?
Pellets are naturally derived from yams or soy and pressed into small cylinders roughly the size of a grain of rice.
Why is pellet therapy prescribed over other hormone therapies?
Unlike other forms of hormone therapy, pellets allow for a slow and steady release of the hormone being administered over approximately a 4 month period, helping to avoid the hormone peaks and valleys experienced with topical or oral treatments. They are also bioidentical to human hormones, and therefore do not increase the risk of blood clots associated with conventional or synthetic hormone replacement therapy.
How long do the pellets last?
Pellets typically last from 3-4 months in women, and 4-5 months in men. The pellets completely and naturally dissolve on their own; so there is never any need to have them removed.
How long until patients 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 the diet, lifestyle and stress levels of the patient.
Are hormone pellets safe?
Providing hormone therapy that is safe is the number one priority for Denver Hormone Health. Our staff takes extra precautions to ensure that the pellets we use are as safe and effective as possible. All of the treatments/therapies that are offered through Denver Hormone Health are extensively and thoroughly tested for safety, efficacy and quality. Denver Hormone Health will not, under any circumstance, compromise our patient’s safety and care for anything else.
Does pellet therapy have any side effects?
Because of their natural and bioidentical nature, pellets have very few side effects. Some patients may experience breast discomfort or nipple tenderness that usually disappears in several weeks. In very rare occasions the implant site may become inflamed or mildly infected and responds to antibiotics. There is also an occasional increase in facial hair growth or mild acne, which is easily managed and alleviated with adjustments to dosage.
How are hormone levels monitored during treatment?
We monitor hormone levels by drawing labs before treatment begins. Tests typically include, but are not limited to, PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) in men, Testosterone, LH (luteinizing hormone), blood count, liver profile, Thyroid hormones (TSH), Vitamin D, DHEA, and Estradiol. Testing in women may also include FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone), and Progesterone.
Blood and hormone levels are typically re-tested up to three times per year. The frequency of hormones testing depends on the needs and treatment plan of the individual. This allows our practitioners to ensure that hormone levels are optimal for each patient.
Men must also obtain a digital rectal exam once a year to monitor their prostate levels. Women are advised to undergo annual mammogram and PAP smear testing as determined by their gynecologist, and continue with monthly self breast exams.
Will insurance cover pellet treatment?
Some insurance companies cover the cost of treatment while others do not. Please note that we do not take or file insurance; however, we will support you in submitting a claim to your insurance company by providing you with paperwork, paid receipts, proper insurance codes,and other necessary documentation. This paperwork can also be used when submitting claims to your Flexible Health Care Spending Account. It is recommended that you contact your insurance company prior to treatment to see if they reimburse.
Prevent Many Of Today’s Chronic Medical Conditions
Many of today’s chronic medical conditions such as Heart Disease, Cancer, Alzheimer’s, Diabetes and stroke, can be prevented and we want to show you how.
Denver Hormone Health works to balance hormone levels in both men and women to combat these symptoms and vastly improve quality of life without the adverse effects associated with many other forms of treatment. We are able to accomplish these amazing results by utilizing natural bioidentical hormone therapy. In addition to hormone replacement therapy, Denver Hormone Health offers customized nutrition counseling, weight management and exercise plans.
We look forward to helping you achieve optimal health, wellness, and true vitality, contact us today!