WHAT KINDS OF HORMONES?
We’re guessing that the reason you’re here on our site is that hormone levels may be impacting your sex life. The ones that have the greatest affect on your sexual health are estrogen, testosterone and DHEA-s. Other hormones can impact as well, such as progesterone or prolactin. A simple blood test allows us to accurately interpret your hormone levels and decide on the appropriate therapy.
How can hormone therapy help me?
In our experience at our Center we see a clear link between raising low hormone levels and strengthening a woman’s libido, her ability to become aroused, and the quality of her orgasms. Women for whom low hormones play a significant role in their dysfunction can benefit greatly from hormone therapy and may have a hard time being helped without them.
As with any therapy or treatment, there are both benefits and risks. Hormone therapy is no different. Our team will take the time to explain each of them to you thoroughly. Should you decide on hormone therapy, we’ll then monitor you on an ongoing basis to make sure levels are comfortable and effective for your individual case, and that you’re not having any side effects. We’ll even provide guidance to you every step of the way within the context of your lifestyle and current relationship.
For many women, hormones are the base for your sex life and without them, nothing else may seem to be working. So, if you think that could be you, don’t be afraid to talk us.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
As we are becoming more aware of the fact that hormones may have a significant impact on women’s libidos, testosterone has begun to play a more important role in evaluation and treatment. Testosterone is typically thought of as a male hormone but lower levels may also be critical to a woman’s health and wellbeing. For years research has supported the fact that testosterone replacement therapy in men significantly impacts libido, bone density, energy levels and mood, so practitioners experimented with small amounts of testosterone replacement in women, and began to see significant and sometimes dramatic outcomes. Learn More
Estrogen therapy is usually referred to as Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and it is the most effective treatment for women suffering from severe menopausal symptoms. These may include both estrogen and progesterone. Women who have had a hysterectomy (had their uterus removed) can use estrogen alone, but women who still have a uterus need to take progesterone in addition to estrogen. Learn More
Menopause is a normal condition that all women experience as they age, and is characterized by a wide range of symptoms including hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, fatigue, memory loss, low sex drive, dyspareunia (painful intercourse), depression and more. For some women these symptoms are transient and barely noticeable. However, for others these symptoms may be severe and interfere with quality of life. Learn More
There is much confusion and misinformation when it comes to bioidentical hormones. Simply put, the chemical makeup of bioidentical hormones exactly matches that of the same hormones in your body. They can be man-made, but the molecular components are the same. For example, if you looked at laboratory-generated bioidentical estrogen under a microscope it would appear exactly the same as the estrogen your body makes. Learn More
Testosterone pellets are a great alternative for women who are tired of applying testosterone gel to their skin. The pellets are inserted into the subdermal fat layer in your buttocks and are designed to deliver testosterone for 3 to 4 months, and sometimes up to 6 months. One pellet is about the size of a tic tac, and most women require only 1-2 pellets. The procedure is performed in the office and takes approximately 15 minutes. Learn More