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Can Women Suffer from Low Testosterone?


 

Testosterone in Women


While testosterone is often associated with men, this key hormone also plays an important role in women’s bodies as well. It is in a group of hormones known as androgens and it effects:


  • Fertility

  • Sex drive

  • Red blood cell production

  • Muscle mass

  • Fat distribution


Women’s levels of testosterone fluctuate with their age, during their menstrual cycle, and sometimes throughout the day. If these levels drop too low for an extended period of time, the bodily functions mentioned above can suffer.


What are the Symptoms of Low Testosterone in Women?


Women should look out for these symptoms of low testosterone:


  • Difficulty sleeping

  • Reduced sex drive

  • Weight gain

  • Fertility issues

  • Vaginal dryness

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle weaknesses

  • Irregular menstrual cycles


Our elite providers at Luxe Vitality can have a private consultation with you to discuss your symptoms and your wellness goals. If it seems like low testosterone is the likely culprit, a simple blood test can be done to determine your exact levels.


What are the Treatments for Low Testosterone in Women?


Bioidentical-hormone replacement therapy is one the most effective treatments for women who have low testosterone levels. Different types of this therapy include:


  • Testosterone Pellets provide up to 6 months of sustained optimal testosterone levels

  • Hormone injections done at home once or twice weekly

  • Testosterone patches or gels that are applied each day


Here at Luxe Vitality, we typically recommend a BHRT treatment plan that includes testosterone pellets due to their ability to release a steady, consistent amount of testosterone over a three month period.


What are Testosterone Pellets for Women?


Testosterone pellets are about the size of a grain of rice and contain crystallized testosterone. These pellets are inserted in your doctor’s office under the skin and emit a slow, steady dose of testosterone for up to 6 months.


Patients get initial lab work done to determine how many pellets are needed, then revisit their doctor every three months to check their testosterone levels.


Are Testosterone Pellets Right for Me?


If you have identified the symptoms of low testosterone and feel like BHRT may be the right move for you, reach out to our elite staff at Luxe Vitality to schedule a consultation. We can have a conversation with you about your symptoms, health history, and wellness goals to create the right plan to treat the root cause of your symptoms.


Read about the process of testosterone pellet insertion and feel free to reach out with any questions you may have!



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