Testosterone is often thought of as a “male” hormone. However, it is also the primary sex hormone of women produced by both the ovaries and the adrenal glands. Some women are interested in taking testosterone, not only to enhance their sex drive, but also to improve their muscle strength, bone density, or mood - other possible benefits attributed to this therapy.
Similar to other hormones, the onset of perimenopause and menopause causes a decline in the production of testosterone (by at least 50%). Again, hysterectomy with or without the removal of the ovaries will cause a significant decline in testosterone levels. High-stress levels can also contribute to symptoms earlier before menopause when a woman is in her late 30s or 40s. Here are some of the most common symptoms of low testosterone in women:
An improved sex drive can improve not only sexual enjoyment but also overall health and well-being.
Improved bone density
Low testosterone leads to brittle bones, which can lead to osteoporosis and injuries. Testosterone therapy may protect women against issues related to bone loss.
Increased muscle mass
Balanced testosterone levels promote the development of lean muscle mass and the reduction of fat. The appropriate testosterone treatment, done carefully with the proper dosages and a doctor practitioner monitoring the ever-fluid hormone levels, has the potential to help women lose weight & improve their Body Mass Index .
Proper testosterone levels can also provide anti-inflammatory benefits. Not only can these anti-inflammatory properties address issues like joint and back pain, but they may lower the risk of certain cancers as well. In fact, testosterone was one of the first drugs used in the treatment of breast cancer and is still indicated for this purpose.
As specialists in Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) and women’s health, we know the questions to ask and we listen. Each patient’s unique situation and medical history benefits from our personalized approach to testosterone treatment, which has improved the quality of life for thousands of women. At IWH, we take the time to do things right and that mission has propelled our group as a premier destination for Testosterone Replacement Therapy in women.
We have proudly provided top-quality care from the most respected names in Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT).
Each patient has different needs. We offer personalized communication and a customized medical TRT plan.
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We use only the highest grade FDA approved medications available. We source only in the U.S. ensuring the safest highest quality testosterone injections.
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What can the doctor ask me about?
How do our doctors diagnose low testosterone in men?
The doctor may also check the body hair pattern, muscle mass and strength, and the hardness and size of your testicles. Your doctor may want to determine your blood testosterone level more accurately. For this, you will need to give a small amount of blood to be sent off to a laboratory for analysis.
“If you listen to the patient, they will tell you what is wrong”. This is a very old saying from the earliest days of medicine. Unfortunately, many primary care physicians do not have the same specific knowledge and training on matters of men’s health as our doctors. As a result, they lack the right questions to ask and the tests to perform. At Innovative Men’s Health, we take matters of male’s sexual and physical health at the utmost importance.
What is the difference between libido and sexual performance?
Libido is simply your interest in sex, not performance. Sexual performance refers to the ability to have and sustain erections and the ability to achieve orgasm.
What are the benefits of testosterone injections?
The effectiveness of testosterone injections has been proven in several studies and more than 50 years of experience. The treatment can considerably improve mental and physical well-being and performance in men with testosterone deficiency and associated symptoms. Many patients report positive effects on general mood, self-esteem, and vitality. Body shape and proportions become more ideal. Muscle mass and muscle strength increase, whereas fat decreases. Long term effects of testosterone deficiency (such as osteoporosis) can be prevented. Testosterone treatment leads to a marked improvement in sexual desire, erections, and sexual health.
Can all men benefit from testosterone treatment?
No. Only men with testosterone deficiency and related symptoms will notice improvements in their general health and well-being from testosterone treatment.
Are there any side effects of testosterone injections?
Any medical treatment can have side effects. Regular monitoring is essential while testosterone treatment is taking place. However, many years of experience with testosterone preparations have shown that the treatment is generally well-tolerated and effective.
The following possible side effects do not occur in every patient. It should also be taken into account that the different preparations and application forms (injection, implants, gel, pills) can vary in their effectiveness and side effects.
Occasional mild acne - Testosterone stimulates oil supply, called sebum, to the skin which can result in acne. This is almost always a passing phase at the beginning of treatment and usually normalizes by itself.
Painful erections - Only in rare cases. The dosage will be reduced or discontinued to avoid permanent damage.
High red blood cell counts - If there is an increase in the production of red blood cells, circulation may be affected due to high blood viscosity. Treatment will be discontinued until blood cell production normalizes.
Fatty tissue - High doses of testosterone or doses over long periods can increase the tendency to retain water in the tissues (edema) and can affect the breakdown of fat by the body.
Your doctor will regularly monitor the progress of your treatment and check for any side effects. If you experience any discomfort or inconveniences during treatment, please report it to your doctor as soon as possible.
Is it safe to be on TRT and take drugs for Erectile Dysfunction (ED)?
Yes. Some studies even suggest that testosterone treatment received in combination with ED medication may improve how your ED drug works. However, discuss this with your doctor before combining therapies.
Does testosterone deficiency affect the size of my penis?
No. Testosterone deficiency does not have any effect on penis size. However, it can have a negative effect on sexual performance, libido, and erectile function.
Does declining testosterone levels make me less of a man?
No. All men suffer declining testosterone levels with age. How quickly the levels decline depends on various factors, including genetics, lifestyle, and predisposed medical conditions.
What is the difference between Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) and performance-enhancing steroids (anabolic)?
Testosterone replacement therapy is aimed to normalize low levels of testosterone and reduce symptoms of low T. Medical treatment of testosterone deficiency does not lead to anabolic overdosing or dependence.
The difference is that doses used in testosterone replacement only achieve physiologic (natural) levels of the hormone in the blood. Testosterone forms some athletes have used illegally are in much higher doses and often combined ("stacked") with many other substances that boost the overall muscle-building (anabolic) effect.
Non-medical use of anabolic steroids can lead to serious side-effects and severe health problems.
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