Testosterone for Women
Testosterone is best known for its crucial role in a woman’s sex drive or libido.
Testosterone belongs to a class of male hormones called androgens; but women also have testosterone. The ovaries produce both testosterone and estrogen. Relatively small quantities of testosterone are released into your bloodstream by the ovaries and adrenal glands. In addition to being produced by the ovaries, estrogen is also produced by the body’s fat tissue. These sex hormones are involved in the growth, maintenance, and repair of reproductive tissues. They also influence other body tissues and bone mass. At menopause, women experience a decline in testosterone which may be correlated to a reduced libido. Some studies indicate that testosterone replacement therapy may benefit sexual function in certain perimenopausal and postmenopausal women.
Testosterone Deficiency Symptoms
- Your face has gotten slack and more wrinkled
- You’ve lost tone in your muscles
- Your tend to gain fat in the belly area
- You’re constantly tired
- Low or no sex drive
- No period