It Is Not Just for Men
Hormone replacement therapy via Prescription Testosterone Replacement Therapy by HRT MD knows that men and women actually do have something in common: hormones, men need a little estrogen for their natural feminine sides, and women need some testosterone to level the score.
Think strong, energetic and responsive – sexually responsive, that is what Testosterone provides for both Men and Women. For Women when the right levels of this “male” hormone are present, menopausal women can look forward to stronger bones, lean muscles, a sense of well-being and a healthy sex drive. Women have also noticed that Testosterone tends to stabilize the emotional and moody swings.
Testosterone is a steroid hormone found in the androgen group. It is derived from cholesterol (like all the sex hormones) and its immediate predecessor is DHEA. Even though it is thought of as “the male hormone”, testosterone also plays a very important role in women. Testosterone for women is produced in the ovaries and the adrenal glands. The ovaries function to help produce testosterone even after menopause. Therefore, women who have their ovaries removed are at serious risk for declined testosterone levels and the resulting symptoms associated with it. When a women has healthy levels of Testosterone her sex drive is strong, when a women has low Testosterone her sex drive is flat or none existent.
The purpose of Testosterone in Women, Issues of Low Testosterone in Women.
There are many functions of testosterone in women: It is essential for bone strength and development of lean muscle mass and strength. Testosterone also contributes to overall sense of well-being and energy level. It is best known for its critical role is a woman’s sex drive or libido. As a matter of fact testosterone in women is responsible for the sensitivity of a woman’s nipples and clitoris associated with sexual pleasure. Testosterone not only heightens the sexual mood of a woman, but the experience as well.
Menopause and Testosterone
Similar to other hormones, the onset of perimenopause and menopause cause the decline in production of testosterone (by at least 50%) in women. Again, hysterectomy with or without removal of the ovaries will cause a more significant weakening in testosterone levels. Also, high levels of stress can turn away the precursors for testosterone hormone production in women over to cortisol production and create a further decrease. Elevated stress levels can also contribute to symptoms earlier in the perimenopause when a woman is in her late thirties or early forties. This means less energy, brittle hair, less, softer and weaker bones and loss muscle strength, fat deposits, and a diminished sexual drive. A hysterectomy and certain prescription drugs can also result in lower levels of testosterone for women.
Bio identical Hormone Therapy measures the specific hormone levels including testosterone in women. Based on your individual test results and as part of a customized natural hormone therapy replacement program, if low levels of Testosterone are found, our expert bio identical hormone replacement therapy physicians will tailor you Testosterone Injection or Cream program, nutrition, vitamins, minerals and supplements, stress reduction and fitness plan, along with prescribing a natural testosterone for women. As a result, many women enjoy renewed sexual drive, more energy and even greater bone density.
How Replacing Low Testosterone Works
Testosterone is known as a "male" hormone, or androgen. As you already know Testosterone also is made in small amounts by a woman's adrenal glands and ovaries. A woman's testosterone is highest around age 20 and slowly declines till it is half as high in her 40s.
- In men, testosterone is linked to male physical traits and sex drive.
- In women, testosterone is linked to sex drive, bone strength, fat to muscle ratio and so forth. But for women, interest in sex is much more complicated than just testosterone levels, but it is a strong factor. Testosterone is the Sex Drive, Muscle, Low Fat, Strong Bones, Healthy Heart Hormone.
Testosterone therapy raises testosterone levels in the body. Testosterone without added estrogen is only FDA-approved for use in men. In women, it may improve sex drive, but it can cause male-type physical traits when taken in too high a dose, so only a proper replenishment dose to youthful levels is recommended - Remember the goal is youthful therapeutic replenishment to bring your levels to where they were when you were at a more youthful age. Many doctors are hopeful that a safe, low-dose testosterone will transform positively the lives of Women and Men with low Testosterone. Fill out the Contact form and Medical Form today and schedule a time for one of our Medical Consultants to contact you today.
Are you a Woman and Do you have Low Testosterone because of a Hysterectomy? or Low Testosterone for natural reasons like Aging (Majority of Women experience Low Testosterone at some point in their life).
- A woman who has had their ovaries removed (oophorectomy). This causes a sudden drop in testosterone, which may decrease sex drive and satisfaction.
- Have a low sex drive that does not seem to be caused by a medicine, nor by relationship or stress-related problems.
- Have an adrenal system problem or an underactive pituitary gland (hypopituitarism).
- Naturally Low Testosterone (Majority of Women)
Do not take testosterone if you:
- Could become pregnant. Taking testosterone while you are pregnant can cause a female fetus to develop male traits.
- Have or have had breast or uterine cancer.
- Have high cholesterol or heart disease.
- Have liver disease.
Some experts advise against using testosterone therapy for women who have not reached peri-menopause and menopause. If you use testosterone and could become pregnant, be sure to use highly effective birth control. As stated, testosterone can cause very masculine children in pregnant women, despite the gender (including female fetus).
In many women, testosterone may have a direct effect on sex drive and sexual response. Women taking testosterone may have more sexual thoughts, fantasies, activity, and more intense satisfaction.
There is sometimes a suggestive strong link between a woman's high testosterone and high sex drive, or between low sex drive and low testosterone. You can have a low testosterone level in your body and have a normal sex drive or have high testosterone and very little interest in sex. Testosterone Replacement Therapy is sometimes not an exact science, but more about putting people into a healthy zone or range.
In women, long-term testosterone side effects have not been studied. Experts know that:
- Testosterone should not be taken during pregnancy because it affects a growing fetus.
Testosterone treatment for longer than 6 months is not recommended unless specified by a doctor, reviewing new blood work and there is a need for continued therapy. Experts do not yet know whether it raises risks of breast cancer, heart disease, or dangerous blood clots. It may increase these risks, as some testosterone in the body is made into estrogen. Higher-than-normal estrogen in the body is linked to these risks. Ensuring that your estrogen levels are kept in check is very important. Estrogen is linked to many kinds of female and male cancers.
The goal of testosterone treatment is to raise a woman's testosterone level no higher than what is normal for a younger healthier woman. All current testosterone products are made for dosing in men. There is not yet a standard dose or blood test for women, so dosing is adjusted based on your symptoms. You are taking a dose that is too high if you have:
- Acne or oily skin.
- Male-pattern hair loss from the scalp.
- Male-pattern hair growth on the face and body.
- Anger and hostility problems.
- Shrinking breast size.
- Hoarseness or a deeper voice. (This is the one side effect that may not go away after you stop testosterone treatment.)
- Irregular menstrual cycles, if you have been menstruating.
- An increase in the size of your clitoris.
Contact us today, to determine if Testosterone is right for you, understand that to get the optimal benefits of Testosterone without side effects it is essential to take the proper doses. Some people get such awesome results from taking Testosterone that they think if they increase the dose, they will get even better results, it doesnt work that way.
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