Vast majority of women experience menopausal symptoms, but survey finds few are aware of a safe and effective treatment

Testosterone pellets empower women to feel better and get back to their lives

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(ORLANDO, Florida) – Menopause is something almost every woman goes through, but is rarely discussed. Most simply accept the life-altering symptoms such as hot flashes, fatigue, brain fog and low sex drive as a fact of life. But experts say there is a simple treatment for menopausal symptoms that is safe and effective, but drastically underused. In fact, a new national survey by Orlando Health finds most people do not even know it exists as an option for women.

     “A lot of people think that testosterone treatments are only something men need, but it helps so many women dealing with the life-altering symptoms of menopause feel better within days of treatment,” said Terrence Peppy, MD, chief of obstetrics and gynecology for Orlando Health Physician Associates. “They have more energy, they’re sleeping at night and they can get up and do things that they want to do.”

     In women, low-dose testosterone is delivered through a pellet injected under the skin during a quick in-office procedure, and while the tiny pellets have big impacts for women, the treatment is drastically underused. The survey found that these testosterone treatments ranked lowest (12%) of all interventions known to improve menopausal symptoms. Estrogen treatments are much more commonly known (43%), ranking below only diet and exercise. However, estrogen only treats two of the nine common symptoms of menopause and can increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer, heart attack and stroke. Testosterone pellets treat all nine symptoms without any dangerous side effects. 

     “Testosterone pellets are a simple solution and are an option for virtually every patient regardless of their medical condition or history,” Peppy said. “For many, easing symptoms improves their relationships with their partners, gives them energy to exercise and allows them to live their lives as they did before menopause.”

     Testosterone pellets are released into the bloodstream over time and usually provide about three to four months of symptom relief. Dr. Peppy and his colleagues hope that the treatment will become more widely available as more women share their positive results.


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Terrence Peppy, MD, administers a testosterone pellet injection to a patient at Orlando Health. The tiny, time-released pellets provide months of symptom relief for menopausal women, but a new survey by Orlando Health finds few people are aware of this safe and effective treatment option.

Laurie Lane and her husband feed their goats at their Orlando home. Laurie says all aspects of her life, including her relationship with her husband, improved after she began receiving testosterone pellet injections to treat symptoms of menopause.

Testosterone pellets are a safe and effective treatment for menopausal symptoms, but a new survey by Orlando Health finds most people are unaware of the option.

Laurie Lane jogs near her home in Orlando. After receiving a testosterone pellet injection to treat fatigue and brain fog associated with menopause, Laurie feels like her old self and was able to return to her active lifestyle.

Laurie Lane is feeling better than she has in years after receiving testosterone pellets to treat the symptoms of menopause. Laurie says although many women accept fatigue, brain fog, low sex drive and hot flashes as a consequence of getting older, there are effective treatments to help.

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