Testosterone in Women: The Basic
Testosterone in Women
The primary source of testosterone production in women comes from the ovaries. Women aged twenty to forty lose fifty percent of their testosterone production.
The decrease of testosterone begins earlier than the other ovarian hormones and can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, breast cancer, osteoporosis, and diabetes.
Symptoms of low testosterone include:
- Brain fog
- Loss of memory, focus, and concentration
- Low sex drive
- Night Sweats
- Joint pains
- Weight gain
The Importance of Lab Work
When physicians do not use lab work for diagnosis, the symptoms of low testosterone are usually dealt with using anti-depressants, diet pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizers, and drugs to improve memory.
Focused lab work and effective diagnosis removes the guesswork and allows for an accurate, safer, and more effective treatment.
Why bio-identical hormones instead of synthetic hormones?
It turns out that synthetic hormones produced by the pharmaceutical companies are poorly absorbed in the GI tract and, as a result, women do not receive the benefits of having their testosterone balanced.
Bio-identical hormones mimic the testosterone made in a woman’s ovaries and can be a better choice for relief of the symptoms of low testosterone and the protection of the brain, heart, breasts, and bones.
When using bio-identical testosterone to balance your testosterone, you may see:
- Lowered cholesterol
- Lower triglycerides
- Avoidance of the side effects of Statin medicine
- Improved bone mineral density
- Reduced hip fractures
- Possible reduction of the risk of Alzheimer’s disease
- Possible reduction of the risk of breast cancer
The many benefits of bio-identical hormones:
- Improved energy
- Improved memory
- Better focus
- Increased concentration
- Healthier sleep
- Enhanced libido
- Reduced anxiety
- Reduced irritability
- Decreased depression
- Lowering of anti-depressant medicine
In addition, women may see:
- Reduced night sweats
- Lessening of muscle aches and joint pains
- Possible weight loss
While natural testosterone cannot be absorbed orally, bio-identical testosterone can be given sublingually or topically in a cream or by sub-cutaneous hormone pellets that are about the size of a grain of rice.
The most efficient method of all of these is the sub-cutaneous hormone pellets. They give women predictable testosterone levels in the desired range, for twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week and these levels remain relatively constant for four to five months.