Testosterone is an essential hormone in both men and women. This important hormone is produced in women’s ovaries and adrenal glands. While women produce much less testosterone than men do, that small amount of testosterone is critical for maintaining optimal sexual health and wellbeing. Testosterone levels decline rapidly during menopause, producing a variety of unpleasant symptoms.
COMMON SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF LOW TESTOSTERONE HORMONE
- Loss of libido, with reduced nipple and clitoral sensitivity
- Vaginal dryness
- Memory loss
- Decreased muscle mass and strength
- Diminished sexual function
- Weight gain, especially around the abdominal and hip areas
- Decreased bone density
- Increased risk for heart disease
- Increased risk of Alzheimer's
RESULTS AFTER TREATMENT
With our personalized testosterone treatments, you can expect to see an improvement in all of these areas over time.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS THE MOST EFFICIENT WAY TO ADMINISTER TESTOSTERONE FOR WOMEN?
Treatments can consist of transdermal creams, gels, sublingual lozenges, pellet implants, and long-acting injections. Women treated with testosterone report that transdermal creams work best and pellets are the least favorable as they can be uncomfortable and malfunction.
DOES TESTOSTERONE TREATMENT HAVE ANTI-AGING BENEFITS FOR WOMEN?
Yes. Aging is primarily due to tissue degeneration. Testosterone is an anabolic agent that helps to slow down, if not reverse, muscle, organ, and skin breakdown via increased protein synthesis.
WHAT TYPES OF SIDE EFFECTS COULD I EXPECT?
Though very uncommon, possible side effects with testosterone treatment include acne, hirsutism (abnormal hair growth on face or body), deepened voice, and clitoral enlargement. With proper treatment these side effects can be avoided.
WHEN DO TESTOSTERONE LEVELS IN WOMEN BEGIN TO DECREASE?
Testosterone levels typically start to fall around a decade before menopause.
DOES TESTOSTERONE TREAT DEPRESSION?
Yes. Depression is often directly related to low testosterone levels, and it is considered a natural anti-depressant, especially in females. When small amounts of testosterone are administered, patients often report a significant improvement in their depression.
IS TESTOSTERONE TREATMENT HEALTHY FOR WOMEN?
Yes. Testosterone plays an important part in the maintenance of bone density and protection against heart disease and atherosclerosis. Other benefits include lower cholesterol, improvement in blood circulation for varicose veins, increased sex drive, and decreased blood pressure.