I bet you don’t normal think of low testosterone in women as common. Often when people think about Low-T, they immediately think of men. It’s true that men between 35 and 55 typically experience low testosterone levels, which can cause all sorts of symptoms.
You want to hear another truth? Women’s bodies make and need testosterone too!
Testosterone in women can also decline with age. Low testosterone in women presents a number of unpleasant symptoms. One of the most difficult ones is a loss of libido (i.e. declining sex drive).
New research suggests that careful increases of testosterone in women may be a kind of fountain of youth for women!
Testosterone in Women
Women, are very familiar with the role hormones play in their physical and emotional health. Throughout their lives, women are forced to deal with the hormonal changes caused by menstrual cycles, pregnancy, and menopause. Although, women are less familiar with the role testosterone plays in keeping them looking and feeling young.
Some of the latest research suggests that the symptoms most women associate with menopause are mostly caused by a decrease in testosterone.
It is a fact, that there’s three times as much testosterone in women produced than there is estrogen. Testosterone in women is necessary for bone health, mood, cognition, and sexual arousal.
Testosterone in women is highest when they are young, but these levels do drop with age. Additionally, the production of progesterone in women stops completely between 40 and 50 years of age.
Research shows that this complete lack of testosterone in women is mostly responsible for the vitality, mood, and sexual wellness issues associated with menopause.
Testosterone Optimization for Women
Women are also more aware of the benefits of hormone replacement therapy for dealing with the symptoms of menopause and have been using HRT for years.
Current research suggests that women get more out of HRT when it’s combined with testosterone optimization using Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT).
Bioidentical means that the hormones used are exactly the same as those produced by your body. BHRT has been found to be the most effective way to deal with the symptoms of low testosterone in women.
Some signs of low testosterone in women include:
- Tiredness and a lack of vitality
- Loss of muscle tone and weight gain
- Loss of libido, or decreased interest in sex
- Sexual issues such as; lack of sensitivity or lubrication
- Mood swings, depression, and/or anxiety
- Cognitive issues
- Hair loss
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms contact my office today for a FREE consultation. You’ll discover if Low -T is causing your symptoms, and if you are a candidate for BHRT.
Have you or anyone you know tried BHRT? What were the results?
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