Testosterone Replacement for Women
Despite testosterone being known as the male hormone, women have a significant amount of testosterone as well. In women, testosterone is made in the adrenal gland and in the ovaries. Testosterone is responsible for libido, orgasmic function, energy level and a number of other functions.
Benefits of Testosterone for Women
Women need testosterone as part of the mix of hormones that keep sex drive,mood, and energy levels, working smoothly. Below are some of the significant benefits of testosterone in women.
Maintain Sex Drive
After menopause, women can experience a dip in their sex drive that is often related to a lowering of testosterone levels in the body. Testosterone patches or creams have been found to restart the sex drive.
Maintain Bone Health
Testosterone supports the growth and strength of healthy bones, but too much or too little can harm bones. This is why it's vitally important to see a urologist specialty trained in hormone replacement for your testosterone replacement therapy.
Preserve Cognitive Health
Changing hormone levels may affect your cognitive abilities and cognitive fatigue. Managing testosterone levels may help prevent cognitive fatigue.
Side effects of Testosterone
There are a number of myths and misconceptions when it comes to testosterone therapy, especially for women. Many side effects for testosterone therapy are dose dependent and can be minimized when used appropriately and when levels are monitored. Dose related side effects could be hair loss or hair growth, acne, oily skin, deepening of the voice and increased size of the clitoris. Dr. Gittens takes the time to dial in your dosage and monitors his patients continually for side effects. He prides himself on providing effective doses of testosterone, treating your symptoms effectively and safely.
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