Testosterone treatments for women
Let Balance my Hormones correct your high or low levels of testosterone. As part of your balanced bio-identical hormone treatment our doctors can add testosterone to your hormone replacement therapy. Testosterone is normally considered the male sex hormone but just as men need a little oestrogen in their system, women need some testosterone in theirs. In fact female testosterone levels are only 10% different to levels in men. Like in andropause for men, testosterone also declines during menopause for women along with oestrogen and progesterone which can cause a hormone imbalance. The drop off in female testosterone can lead to low libido, lethargy, and decreased muscle mass. Women testosterone treatments can help to counteract the effect of levels dropping during the menopause or through natural ageing.
What does testosterone do for a woman?
Testosterone like any other hormone helps keep our bodily functions in check which ultimately ensures we are feeling at our best. Our doctors can help balance your hormones correctly with bio-identical oestrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.
What are the benefits of normal testosterone levels in women?
Just as testosterone is important in men when it comes to libido, the same is true in women. Having a normal level of testosterone in the body contributes to a healthy sex drive and enhances the mood while also being mostly responsible for clitoral and nipple sensitivity to stimulation. It can help to improve and enable orgasms and sexual responses during intercourse. When women are experiencing low testosterone, it can eliminate all of these and cause a real rift in sex drive and sexual function in the body.
Testosterone is responsible for much more than just sex drive and libido levels. It is largely responsible for helping to maintain bone and muscle health throughout the body. For both men and women, the process of aging or experiencing unnaturally low levels of testosterone can contribute to poor and worsening bone and muscle health. If you want to experience good muscle and bone health, it is important that you maintain a healthy level of testosterone in the body and that any unnatural imbalance is addressed through HRT or another treatment method.
Energy and Mood
Testosterone and proper testosterone levels also play a large part in determining the level of energy and the quality of your mood on any given day. When you are low on testosterone levels, you are more susceptible to mood swings due to hormonal imbalance. Additionally, you may experience fatigue at a higher rate. Your sense of well-being and mood will be altered due to the imbalance.
Symptoms of low testosterone in women
If you hope to overcome low testosterone and achieve normal testosterone levels in your body, then you will need to know what to look for when it comes to symptoms. The first step in treatment is actually identifying a situation that is caused by low testosterone. While there is no way to know for sure if you are experiencing low levels of testosterone without a blood test, you can make things easier on yourself by looking out for specific side effects that could be telltale signs that you have low levels of testosterone.
Testosterone is very important in maintaining the level of energy in the body and without the right balance, it can be very easy for women to experience fatigue and a lack of energy to get through the day. Fatigue can be a symptom of a lot of things, so you probably don’t want to jump to conclusions if you just have these symptoms. However, it can certainly help to paint a bigger picture of the side effects surrounding this potential condition.
Decreased Bone Density
Without the right balance of testosterone in your body for a prolonged period of time, you can start to experience a decrease in bone health, which includes bone density. This is a clear side effect of prolonged neglect of testosterone balance. It is important that if you are experiencing the symptoms of low testosterone in your body or have tested for low testosterone, that you address the situation quickly so that it doesn’t do irreparable harm to your body.
Less Muscle Mass
For anyone that pays attention to their muscle mass and health, low testosterone can pose a very large problem. Testosterone plays a huge part in regulating muscle mass and helping to build muscle, especially for individuals that are very active and physically fit. If you are seeing that regardless of the amount that you are working out you are having trouble building muscle, it may be worth looking at low testosterone as a potential cause for this. Talk with your doctor or specialist about these side effects to learn more about what the testosterone imbalance is really doing to your body.
Lowered Sex Drive
Another area of the body that testosterone is heavily involved in is sex drive and libido levels. Individuals that are experiencing low testosterone, whether they are aware of the condition or not, often see their sex drive dip dramatically. If you are experiencing a low sex drive, it could because of low testosterone or an imbalance in your hormones. This can have a ripple effect in your life that is less than pleasant, so if you are experiencing this side effect, it’s best that you address it sooner rather than later.
Symptoms of high testosterone in women
While many people consider low testosterone to be the main problem when it comes to testosterone, it is just as likely that someone experiences high testosterone. There are some symptoms that are present for both individuals that are experiencing high testosterone and low testosterone, but there are also symptoms that are exclusive or more likely to occur in those that are experiencing high levels of testosterone. If you want to be aware of if you have high testosterone levels, then you should look out for the following symptoms:
- Deeper voice
- Loss of hair
- Prolonged infertility
- Increased facial and body hair
- Irregular menstrual cycle / lack of cycle
It’s important to note that detecting hormone imbalance is not always a perfect science, so you could experience one, none, or a combination of all of these symptoms if you are having high testosterone in your body. If you do have these symptoms, it’s probably a good indication of a hormone imbalance and that you should speak with a specialist that works with hormone imbalance. Read more about high testosterone in women here.
Symptoms of low testosterone in women
Although it is far less common it is still possible to suffer from low testosterone levels as a woman especially if there is a physical problem, symptoms may include:
- Lack of sexual drive
- Fatigue and lack of energy
- Muscle weakness
- Fertility issues
It’s important that we perform blood tests to establish your hormone level baseline readings and to understand where the source of the problem is. If you believe you are suffering from either high or low testosterone levels then please get in touch to speak to our of specialist testosterone doctors. You can read more about low testosterone levels in women here.
How to solve testosterone imbalance
Now that you know a bit about the symptoms that are associated with testosterone hormone imbalance and what can occur when it isn’t treated, the next step is treating it. If you have never dealt with hormone imbalance or low testosterone in the past, then you may be intimidated and frightened at what needs to happen to get your hormones balanced back out. The truth is that this sort of thing happens in millions of people worldwide each year and it is nothing to be afraid about. Hormone imbalance is a fairly common thing, and many people often go undiagnosed. Those that are able to diagnose low testosterone or hormone imbalance, however, find themselves living much more pleasant lives without the trouble of the side effects that come along with testosterone imbalance.
One of the best ways to treat testosterone or hormone imbalance is with a customized, proven testosterone replacement therapy treatment plan. This treatment helps to evaluate the level of testosterone in the blood and replace it with the needed testosterone so that the patient can avoid the symptoms of irregular and low testosterone levels.
How Balance My Hormones can help you treat low or high testosterone levels
Balance My Hormones offer private diagnosis of hormone imbalances through our best in class doctors and consultants. Once you have spoken to one of our doctors he or she will advise you on the best course of action to help balance your hormones back to normal levels. This will involve getting a blood work done at our of our authorised testing centers and from there a formal diagnosis will be made. The doctors may recommend lifestyle changes or decide that HRT or TRT is the way forward when it comes to treating your symptoms and hormonal imbalance. Note for Women: If you are menopausal you can take this test at any time. If you are having menstrual cycles the test needs to be taken on day 1-5 of your next monthly cycle or period.