Testosterone is a steroid hormone in the androgen group. It is derived from cholesterol (like all the sex hormones) and its immediate precursor is DHEA. It is often thought of as the “male hormone”, but it also plays an important role in women.
Testosterone in women has multiple functions. It is critical for bone development and continued strength as well and lean muscle mass and overall strength. Is responsible for overall all sense of well being and mood stability. Helps to keep up a normal energy level. It is best known for keeping up a woman’s sex drive and libido. More specifically, is responsible for sensitivity of a woman’s nipples and clitoris.
Do Women Need Testosterone?
Testosterone is not just a male hormone. Women need it as well although in much lower amounts. Testosterone is important for many things as you read above but most importantly for improving low sex drive. Women often don’t understand why and what is happening with their decreasing libido, but it is predominantly due to low testosterone before, during, and after menopause. Testosterone does the same thing in women as it does in men, it is just that women need a much lower dose.
Testosterone Benefits In Women?
Testosterone does wonderful things for both men’s and women’s bodies. In addition to improving sex drive, testosterone can:
- Improve mental function.
- Increase energy and decrease fatigue.
- Elevate mood and decrease depression symptoms.
- Help to decrease heart disease.
- Improve fat burning ability.
- Improve strength and fitness.
Getting It Right
As with any hormone replacement the right dosage is critical. No two patients are alike and that is why we take an individualized approach to your testosterone treatment. To achieve the best affects possible your dosage will be tailored to exactly what you need. Contact us to learn more about testosterone and testosterone therapy.