CHICAGO (Illinois) – When hormones are out of control, many women turn to pills, patches or injections. But one Chicago doctor is using hormone pellets with testosterone to add balance to his patients’ lives.
The results of the therapy have been remarkable, said Paul Savage, M.D., founder and lead physician of Agenixs, an integrative medicine concierge medical practice.
“The ovaries produce both estrogen and testosterone. Testosterone is about energy, memory, mood, strength and libido,” Savage said. “Many women, as they get older, complain about mood swings, memory loss, weight gain, and a decline in sexual desire. This therapy is the safest and most natural way to slowly release hormones into the body.”
The procedure is quick, painless, and doesn’t require stitches. The pellets are inserted under the skin just above the hip, and will last three to four months.
Forbes recently reported on several studies regarding the effects of adding testosterone pellets to conventional hormone replacement therapy. Researchers found that women taking testosterone have reduced incidences of breast cancer, and that testosterone can suppress breast cell proliferation and improve the common symptoms of menopause.
Stacy Miller, 44, had surgically induced menopause through a hysterectomy when she was 35.
“I would say truthfully I felt a little dead inside,” she said. “Nothing seemed fun anymore. I slept a lot. I had spurts of memory loss. I was just miserable.”
Miller has been receiving both testosterone and estrogen pellets for nearly six years, and said it’s changed her life.
“After the pellets are inserted, within 48 hours, I will wake up, and I will know my system has taken it in,” she said. “My brain fog is gone. I sleep better. You don’t have the dips that come with oral medications. It’s a more consistent release. The pellets have helped me with anxiety, weight loss, libido, mental clarity. It’s like night and day.”
Without hormone replacement therapy, Savage said, women are increasingly at risk for serious health consequences that also include osteoporosis, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and diabetes.
For more information, visit www.agenixs.com or call 312-981-4020.
Agenixs is an integrative medicine concierge medical practice in Chicago founded by Paul Savage, M.D. Dr. Savage is a nationally sought-after lecturer, has provided expert insights on integrative medicine and hormone therapy, and is featured in Suzanne Somer’s bestseller, “Ageless.”