Hormonal imbalances may cause unwanted symptoms like:
- Low sex drive
- Hot flashes
- Foggy brain
- Mood swings
- Sleep disturbances
- Rapid aging
At See Beyond Medicine we offer serum and saliva hormone testing. Then based on your hormone levels, we prescribe bioidentical hormones. These are relatively safe compared with traditional synthetic and animal-derived conjugated equine estrogen and medroxyprogesterone acetate or Progestin.
Bioidentical estriol may carry less risk for breast cancer and bioidentical progesterone does not have the negative cardiovascular effects synthetic progestins have.
Low Libido and Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Many studies have suggested that female sexual dysfunction — or low libido — may have a prevalence as high as 42% among women.
Other symptoms associated with low testosterone levels in women are:
- Lack of motivation
- Low energy
- Cognitive and memory loss
- Bone density changes
- Depressed mood
- Fat redistribution
- Muscle mass and strength changes
- Sexual hair changes.
If indicated, we check total and free testosterone levels in the blood and, if needed, testosterone replacement can be given orally, transdermally or by injection.