Hormone Therapy

As we age, our bodies go through changes, many of which are due to hormonal imbalance. This imbalance can cause a variety of unwanted symptoms. Using hormones that your body recognizes as identical to the ones it produces, is a way to naturally replace these deficiencies, allowing you to feel normal again.

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Testosterone Replacement for Women

Despite testosterone being known as the male hormone, women have a significant amount of testosterone as well. In women, testosterone is made in the adrenal gland and in the ovaries. Testosterone is responsible for libido, orgasmic function, energy level and a number of other functions.

Benefits of Testosterone for Women

Women need testosterone as part of the mix of hormones that keep sex drive,mood, and energy levels, working smoothly. Below are some of the significant benefits of testosterone in women.

Maintain Sex Drive

After menopause, women can experience a dip in their sex drive that is often related to a lowering of testosterone levels in the body. Testosterone patches or creams have been found to restart the sex drive. 

Maintain Bone Health

Testosterone supports the growth and strength of healthy bones, but too much or too little can harm bones. This is why it's vitally important to see a urologist specialty trained in hormone replacement for your testosterone replacement therapy.

Preserve Cognitive Health

Changing hormone levels may affect your cognitive abilities and cognitive fatigue. Managing testosterone levels may help prevent cognitive fatigue.

Side effects of Testosterone

There are a number of myths and misconceptions when it comes to testosterone therapy, especially for women. Many side effects for testosterone therapy are dose dependent and can be minimized when used appropriately and when levels are monitored. Dose related side effects could be hair loss or hair growth, acne, oily skin, deepening of the voice and increased size of the clitoris. Dr. Gittens takes the time to dial in your dosage and monitors his patients continually for side effects. He prides himself on providing effective doses of testosterone, treating your symptoms effectively and safely.

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Visiting the Center

Dr. Gittens heads the leading center for treatment of male and female sexual medical conditions. We pride ourselves on taking the time to treat each patient individually, with compassion and discretion.

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Meet Dr. Gittens

Dr. Gittens is a leading expert in sexual medicine. As a board certified urologist — fellowship trained in sexual medicine and microsurgery — he is uniquely qualified to treat both men and women.

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Many find it difficult to visit a doctor for sexual medicine. We created PCSM to be private and discreet; and our staff is composed of compassionate people that only want the best for our patients.

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Gittens Sexual Health Blog

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