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Testosterone in Women

April 20, 2022

Testosterone Contributes to Weight Loss Stabilization Through Increasing Lean Muscle and Amps Up Metabolism

Testosterone is the androgen hormone that most associate with men, but many don’t realize that women have and need testosterone just like guys. In a healthy female, 60% of her body is estrogen and 40% testosterone, with nearly all being produced in the ovaries. This is compared to the 95 to 5% ratio of testosterone to estrogen in men.

Most women will begin to experience symptoms of declining testosterone levels in their early to mid-30s, and often rationalize their symptoms to “that's just life.” Testosterone, unlike estrogen, is not stored in the body so it depletes more rapidly. Hence, symptoms start younger compared to the average age of 52 for menopause and estrogen-related symptoms. The symptoms of declining testosterone tend to seem vague.

So what does testosterone provide for females? Testosterone helps with energy levels, improves sleep, enhances libido, and orgasm. It stabilizes mood, and also has been found to combat anxiety and depression. You might be surprised to learn that testosterone in women plays a crucial role in executive-level functioning in the brain. Meaning, with adequate testosterone levels we are better able to retain information. Short-term memory and recall is optimal and allows for the processing of new abstract thoughts and ideas, improving that brain fog or “mom brain.”

Testosterone contributes to weight loss/stabilization not only through increasing lean muscle which amps up metabolism, but by helping burn glucose or sugar which improves insulin resistance. Which in turn helps to protect against developing diabetes, and can also help treat those who have already been labeled as diabetic or pre-diabetic.

As we tend to work out more in the summer months, you might have noticed that muscle recovery has slowed down from year to year.

Testosterone along with diet, supplements, and the best peptides for muscle growth can help women retain the muscle they work so hard to build. Our team of doctors and expert medical advisory board is ready to assist you with questions you have to meet your goals.

As testosterone levels decrease, women will see the curviness of their hips start to disappear, and find weight in their midsection that has never been there before. Often, this tends to happen despite diet and exercise and no changes to lifestyle. Testosterone is a natural anti-inflammatory that can help improve joint pain but more importantly helps keep breast tissue healthy and protects against the formation of cancers.

So what does “normal” look like from a laboratory standpoint? Well, that can be extremely variable, and it is more important to focus on symptom control and how the woman is feeling once testosterone therapy begins. What symptoms is she currently exhibiting not on treatment? Meaning, it’s best to focus on what is optimal, not “normal” for each individual. Generally speaking, ideal levels for women can range from 100-200 ng/dL. The best way to find out if low testosterone levels are affecting you is with a simple blood test.

Testosterone contributes to the female's ability to function at their highest level day after day, feel their best and live their healthiest life. Often as testosterone levels decline, we tend to feel no longer like the person we remembered, or that we are crazy and losing it. No matter what we try nothing seems to make a difference or get us closer to feeling like we want to.

Well, ladies… you don’t have to feel this way, and the answer may be as simple as declining testosterone. If you have no energy no matter how much sleep you get, are experiencing brain fog, can’t remember anything anymore, or if you could care less about sex with your significant other despite loving them, and missing that in your relationship, treatment is available with Joi.

If you are moody, crabby or irritable, or you can’t lose weight or gain muscle no matter what you try-schedule your labs and get your testosterone levels checked. Call to schedule your consultation with Joi, your medical anti aging specialists. We can help you determine if low-dose testosterone replacement can help you and get you back to living the life you desire!

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