Benefits of Testosterone For Women


Functions of Testosterone in Women:

  • Producing new blood cells
  • Enhancing libido
  • Influences follicle-stimulating hormones that can affect reproduction
  • Relieves symptoms of menopause
  • Helps protect against cardiovascular events
  • Reduces risk of Type 2 diabetes by lowering insulin resistance
  • Improve focus and mental clarity
  • Reduces fatigue
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Improves bone density
  • Increases lean muscle mass

Signs of Low Testosterone in Women:

  • Fatigue/Lethargy
  • Disrupted Sleep
  • Weight Gain
  • Decrease Libido
  • Irregular Periods
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoporosis
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Hair Loss
  • Anorgasmia

Causes of Low Testosterone in Women:

  • adrenal insufficiency, where the adrenal glands don’t work as well as they should
  • history of oophorectomy, or the surgical removal of the ovaries
  • deficiencies in enzymes that process DHEA and DHEA-S into testosterone
  • taking oral estrogen therapy, as estrogen can reduce the production of testosterone
  • decrease in hormones produced by the ovaries associated with menopause/early menopause
  • hypopituitarism

Women’s Plasma Total Testosterone

Low Testosterone in Women Under 50 years old

less than 25 ng/dL

Low Testosterone in Women aged 50 and older

lower than 20 ng/dL

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