Do Women need Testosterone?
Testosterone plays a very important role in the health & wellness of both Women and Men. A common misconception among Women and men is that Testosterone is important only for Men.
Testosterone levels in Women are about 1/7th to 1/10th of what Women have. Yet it plays a very important role in Women.
In Women, it is produced by the Ovaries to a large extent and by the Adrenal glands to a smaller extent. In women, usually during the mid to late 40’s, or after a Total Hysterectomy (Removal of both Ovaries and Uterus), production of Testosterone starts to decline.
However, in the recent years, Menopausal symptoms are being seen naturally in younger women as early as during their mid to late 30’s. This could be due to External factors (Processed foods and Meats fed with Hormones, Toxins…)
Role of Testosterone:
- Increases Energy, endurance, exercise tolerance
- Maintains Lean body mass / Increases muscle mass
- Decreases Visceral fat (Belly fat between the organs)
- Increases libido / sexual desire and sexual performance
- Decreases Osteoporosis by increasing Bone mineral density / Strength
- Protects against Alzheimer’s Dementia
- Prevents Migraine headaches
- Improves healing capacity
- Improves skin tone by increasing Collagen and Elastin in the skin
- Protects against cardiovascular disease / Hypertension (High BP)
- Raises HDL (Good cholesterol) and lowers LDL (Bad cholesterol)
- Natural Anti-inflammatory hormone: Relieves aches & pains, and arthritis
- Improve Insulin sensitivity / Regulation of blood sugar
- Enhances Well-being, Psychological status & quality of life
- Reduces breast cancer (Menopause study vol11, No.5 pp. 531-535)
Symptoms of Testosterone deficiency*:
- Fatigue / Decreased energy
- Loss of strength and/or endurance
- Decreased libido / Sex drive
- Weight gain, especially in the Belly
- Decreased mental clarity
- Inability to lose weight with exercise
- Coronary artery disease (Low Testosterone is an Independent risk factor for CAD)
- Elevated cholesterol
* A comprehensive thorough Hormone blood work panel can help Identify Low Testosterone and a possible hormone imbalance.
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