Testosterone Injections For Women Suffering From Low Testosterone
I cannot tell you how often I recommend testosterone injections for women suffering from symptoms they thought were caused by an imbalance in other hormones.
The symptoms of low testosterone can be debilitating, and they often mimic the symptoms of low estrogen or progesterone. I want you to know that if you’re feeling this way, it isn’t normal, and you don’t have to put up with it. Here are just a few of the symptoms you might be experiencing:
- Fatigue and exhaustion
- Weight gain
- Difficulty losing weight
- Lack of interest in sex
- Mood swings
- Difficulty concentrating
- Hair loss
The only way to effectively treat these symptoms is by rebalancing your hormones. If your body has stopped producing a normal amount of testosterone, estrogen, or progesterone, hormone replacement therapy may be the only recourse.
Testosterone injections are the most effective form of testosterone treatment: better than gels, better than creams, and certainly better than pellets.
Testosterone isn’t a male-only hormone, and it is not only found in men—it plays a huge role in both your reproductive cycle and your overall health. You may easily have overlooked these symptoms, or thought they were the signs of normal aging. They’re not—but you don’t have to suffer in silence.
There Is Something You Can Do—Testosterone Injections For Women With Low Testosterone
Testosterone injections for women who have the signs and symptoms of low testosterone are both safe and effective—There is a solution to hormone imbalance.
I would treat you the same way I would treat a man, simply with a dose specific to you and your body. It is dosing that determines your clinical response, so you want to be able to use the lowest effective dose, with the most efficacious intervals. Intramuscular injections, given weekly, are the most efficient way to ensure I give you the precise amount you need.
Gels don’t work well for women because you often won’t absorb them properly (and even if you do, the gels weren’t made at the correct dose for you—they were made with much higher doses for men). Gels also have a nasty tendency to get accidentally transferred to people who don’t need it (think your partner or your children).
Pellets don’t work well because they don’t have a true time-release mechanism—they send your testosterone levels soaring for a few months and then run out long before they should.
Testosterone injections, on the other hand, are precise. I prefer testosterone injections for women because I can pick an exact amount—an exact amount that’s right for you. Injections eliminate these risks because the dosage can be closely monitored and there’s no possibility for transfer. Of course, everybody is different and every body is different; what works for one person may not work for the next.
Testosterone Injections For Women — How It Works
Because you suffer from nearly the same symptoms that men suffer from, you can also expect the same benefits that men receive—relief of symptoms. I’ll start by choosing a dose based on best practices and my own clinical experience. After I see how you respond, I may increase or decrease the dose.
Once your symptoms start to respond and lab values prove response, I’ll know I’ve found a good maintenance dose for you. Of course, this assumes your other hormones aren’t too high or too low.
For some women, testosterone replacement therapy is only part of the problem. I might recommend more than just testosterone injections for women who have other hormone issues. The three major sex hormones, testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone, work as a team—when one hormone is under-or over-performing, it can affect the action of others. You may find testosterone replacement to be sufficient, but it’s possible you could also need estrogen or progesterone for your body to feel normal again.
The best way to find out if you can benefit from testosterone injections is to get your testosterone levels tested.
How Do I Choose My Provider?
Choose your testosterone provider carefully—you want to make sure you’re picking someone who is dedicated to hormone replacement and is sensitive to your needs. You especially want someone experienced in testosterone injections for women. If you use a provider who employs outmatched or dangerous methods of testosterone replacement therapy, you put yourself at more risk.
If you live in the DFW area and you’re ready for the personal treatment of a face-to-face meeting, click here to contact me today. We have clinics all over Dallas-Fort Worth. I can have your testosterone levels checked within a week, and we can start treatment as soon as your results come back.
I can’t wait to hear from you.
—Augie Galindo, PA-C