What does testosterone do for a woman?
You might think it’s just a male hormone, but testosterone is also a female hormone. A woman’s ovaries secrete it in small amounts throughout her life, and it declines when she reaches menopause. Your overall health depends on it so you need to be aware of its role.
The human body produces sex hormones called estrogen and testosterone. After menopause, a woman’s body produces less of the hormone, but she still needs testosterone, and a supplement can greatly improve her quality of life.
Hormones play an important role in overall health
These chemicals are produced naturally in our body. However, when a woman loses her normal supply, she can greatly benefit from testosterone replacement. Just insist that you get a natural version in patch, gel or pill form. Do not use any patented, artificial forms.
In addition to sexual reproduction, benefits include a better sense of health and bone density. During menopause, many women experience low libido. When women reach the “life-changing” stage, many of their previous hormones are depleted.
Declining estrogen during menopause has been linked to decreased sexual interest in postmenopausal women. According to a CNN article, testosterone patches have improved the lives of many women. The patch, which was a synthetic form, increased the incidence of “satisfactory sexual activity” for women.
One of the few side effects was unwanted hair growth, but none of the women stopped using the patch for that reason.
Helps with depression
If you are depressed, you may have low testosterone levels. West Virginia University reviewed seven studies involving a total of 364 people. The results showed that testosterone improved depressive symptoms. It was interesting to note that a testosterone gel was more helpful and an injection. In addition to increasing libido, testosterone also increases women’s sense of well-being.
Natural testosterone, which is available with a prescription from a compounding pharmacist, can also reduce vaginal dryness and increase bone density. During menopause, women’s normal levels of testosterone can drop by 1/3 or more. Osteoporosis is another risk factor for postmenopausal women. Osteoporosis can lead to easy fractures.
Adding testosterone to a patch or gel helps prevent bone loss. With very few side effects, the benefits of extra testosterone are obvious. Women who are not sure if their hormone levels are adequate should have a saliva or blood test to determine the amount before hormone therapy.