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Testosterone Pellet Therapy for Women

Changing women’s lives with effective testosterone therapy

Serving Greentree, Monroeville, Carnegie, North Hills, South Hills, Squirrel Hill, Sewickley, Franklin Park, Cranberry, Wexford, Gibsonia – and clients traveling from West Virginia and Ohio

womanTestosterone is vitally important to women. Did you know that the testosterone level in women is 100 times higher than the estrogen level? When a woman’s testosterone level falls below the optimal range, it can create unpleasant symptoms. A 40-year-old woman has half the testosterone level of a 21-year-old. Many of the symptoms that occur in  perimenopause and menopause are caused by low testosterone levels.

Some common symptoms of low testosterone are emotional issues (such as irritability, anxiety and depression), fatigue, muscle weakness, decreased muscle mass, decreased sex drive, insomnia, joint pain, muscle pain, loss of memory and focus. All these symptoms respond very well to testosterone replacement therapy.

When we hear the term “Low T” we immediately think of men and their sexual health. However, a certain level of testosterone in women is needed to maintain a healthy balance of mood, sex drive, energy and bone health.

Testosterone also supports the building and maintenance of muscle mass and allows exercise to be more beneficial. At Three Rivers Restorative Medicine, you can expect a personalized, customized approach to your health. Laboratory testing will be obtained before initiating any hormonal therapy, and levels will also be checked as therapy progresses to make sure the hormone levels are in the optimal range. If you are a candidate for testosterone pellet therapy, Dr. Wharton will review this option with you.

Description of the procedure:

Before the pellet is placed, an area is chosen in the gluteal region, and is cleansed with antiseptic, then infiltrated with a buffered numbing solution.  A small incision is made and the pellet is then inserted under the skin. The incision is closed with steri-strips and heals very quickly. Estrogen pellets can also be placed in a similar manner and even at the same time as the testosterone pellets. The pellets dissolve very slowly and maintain a very constant level of hormones for three months. This means no daily dosing of medication, and no up and down variation in the hormone levels. Quite simply it’s the absolute best method to deliver bio identical hormones.

A note about Testosterone pellets in breast cancer survivors:

Breast cancer survivors have many challenges. One of them should not be suffering with menopausal symptoms. Unlike estrogen and progesterone, testosterone can be safely administered to breast cancer survivors without the fear of stimulating the breast cancer. Some women on Arimidex may have suffered with hot flashes, insomnia, joint and muscle pain and vaginal dryness. Testosterone therapy can provide amazing relief of these symptoms. There are specialized pellets that I have used in my patients who are breast cancer survivors. These pellets contain Arimidex combined with the testosterone. These pellets relieve the symptoms of menopause, and have a built in slow release of Arimidex that keeps the estrogen levels low.

Dr. Keith Wharton will work with you to help you decide on the best form of treatment in your special circumstance. We look forward to your visit.



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What our clients say about us

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  • Dr. Wharton is truly dedicated to his work and cares about his patient's wellbeing.  He continually reads current research and applies new knowledge to his practice. He has improved my life dramatically and has erased many, many horrible symptoms of menopause.  I value his input and hold him in very high regard, and I am sure you will too! TC…Read More
  • There is not enough words to describe how much better I feel since seeing Dr Wharton, he is professional but caring something you don't find very often he truly cares about his patients, I've been getting hormone replacement pellets every three months and specially made creams just for me, Plus he's the only one that even would talk to me…Read More
  • I have found Dr..Wharton to be highly professional and very thorough in his management of my treatment. Just as important to me, Dr. Wharton is very sensitive to and empathetic with the challenges I face and the goals I have set for my health. He takes the time to listen and treats me as an individual. I can ask for no more…Read More
  • Dr. Wharton: I wanted to thank you for introducing me to your Bodylogic practice. I am 47 years old, and I believe I have been suffering with perimenopause for the last seven or so years. I also have thyroid problems, coupled with chronic migraines that would last for days at a time. To sum it up most days I felt…Read More
  • I have been having hot flashes for 14 years, and I was so frustrated after trying many of the over-the-counter supplements with absolutely no relief. Dr. Wharton ran a battery of tests, some of which I have never had before, and from those results he prescribed a bio-identical estrogen/progesterone cream, along with a testosterone pellet.  The change I felt was amazingly different than…Read More


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