Hormone imbalance, including decreased sex drive, can occur as early as the thirties in a woman’s life, and especially as she approaches premenopausal and menopausal years. As menopause approaches all her hormone levels decrease, especially estrogen. Hormone replacement therapy is used depending on symptoms related to imbalances in estrogen, progesterone, and even testosterone. Thankfully, with hormone replacement therapy, these problems don’t have to be an inevitable fact of life.
Dr. Fuller discusses with each patient her possible issues with hot flashes, fatigue, mood swings, depression, decreased sex drive, sexual pain, and other related problems. He uses a variety of therapies including pills, creams, patches, injections, and pellets, depending on the patient’s individual needs.
Symptoms of female low testosterone include lack of energy, depression and mood swings, decreased sex drive, and decreased endurance. Over the past twenty years, thankfully, more attention has been given to low testosterone in women. Low T in women has been difficult to treat with pills, or creams, or even injections, as these are too short acting or too potent to correct these problems adequately.
Testosterone pellet therapy has been a wonderful addition to therapies to treat female low T. The rice grain sized pellets are inserted through a tiny incision in the upper buttocks or lower abdomen. These pellets release a small amount of correctly dosed testosterone steadily over a period of four to six months, and then dissolve. Estrogen can also be given this way, thus avoiding the peaks and valleys of injections and daily pills and creams. No stitches are needed, and the pellet insertions can be repeated indefinitely.
The health benefits of hormone therapy are well known. Estrogen therapy reduces hot flashes, fatigue, mood swings, depression, decreased sex drive, and sexual pain. Testosterone therapy include increased energy, a better sense of well-being, improved sleep and mental sharpness, and improved sex drive and satisfaction. Less depression, decreased body fat, reduced hot flashes and night sweats, decreased vaginal dryness, and fewer headaches and breast soreness are additional benefits of testosterone therapy. Dr. Fuller will help determine if one, or both of these hormones would improve your quality of life.
Dr. Fuller has used estrogen and testosterone therapy, including pellets, for nearly ten years with great results for his patients. Men also benefit from testosterone therapy via pellets at higher doses.
If you would like to discuss hormonal imbalance problems with Dr. Fuller please call our office.