We often mistake testosterone as the “male” hormone. While it’s true that men do produce ten times more testosterone than women, it still plays an important role in the health of women. This is especially true during a woman’s reproductive years when there is actually more testosterone produced in a woman than estrogen.
A Woman's Need for Testosterone
What experts now agree on is that both sexes need an adequate level of testosterone to maintain both physical and mental health. They now believe that low testosterone, not estrogen, is what leads to weight gain, fatigue, loss of mental focus and low libido in middle-aged women.
Most women will experience low testosterone levels before, during and after menopause. In fact, some women may start to see the symptoms of low testosterone in their early 30’s. These symptoms include low libido, hot flashes, fatigue, mental fogginess and weight gain.
When women begin to experience these symptoms, they may want to look into testosterone replacement therapy. This type of therapy has been successfully administered for many decades to both men and women.
How Testosterone Therapy Works
Testosterone can be combined with estrogen and progesterone, or it can be prescribed individually. If your estrogen and progesterone levels are normal, you will only be prescribed testosterone for your therapy. Hormone levels can be checked with a simple blood test that is covered by most insurance.
Testosterone replacement usually comes in the form of a topical cream that is administered daily. This way the dosage can be adjusted until the perfect dose is discovered for the particular patient.
If you think that low testosterone may be a contributing factor to your recent weight gain or low energy levels, we invite you to schedule a free testosterone replacement therapy consultation. The team at TransformYou will work with you to determine a plan that will help you feel better in no time!