The Advantages of Testosterone for Women
Testosterone is also a female sex hormone. Total hormone replacement means restoring the natural balance of all hormones to the levels of men and women’s’ physical and mental peaks. Even though many women take estrogen and progesterone, they still do not feel like their youthful selves. This is secondary to the lack of another sex hormone, testosterone. Even though testosterone is widely known as a male hormone, it is also a critically important hormone for women in that it plays a crucial role in the physical and emotional health of women.
The pharmaceutical industry has begun to market a combination estrogen and testosterone tablets. Many women may have irrational resistance to taking testosterone based on groundless fears that testosterone will somehow emasculate them and cause them to grow facial hair. That isn’t true, when used properly.
Testosterone is produced both in the ovaries and adrenal glands of women and is an important hormone for normal female sexual development. Women also lose their libido as they age, secondary to loss of serum testosterone. Depleted testosterone in women also contributes to symptoms of menopause and lack of libido.
If you are already on HRT, the addition of testosterone may be beneficial.
Testosterone in women contributes to the enhancement of sexual drive, relief of menopausal symptoms, restoration of energy, strengthening of bone, prevention of osteoporosis and improvement of an overall sense of well-being and zest for life. Many women do not know that testosterone improves their skin, muscles, bones, tendons, and joints. A small amount of replacement with testosterone gel can make an incredible difference that many women have not been able to enjoy sex. The correct dose of testosterone replacement is commonly determined by body weight, age and blood levels.