It is widely know that men need testosterone to maintain muscle mass, lose belly fat, and preserve sexual function as they age. What is less know is the effects of testosterone on women. For decades doctors thought women only needed the female hormones, estrogen and progesterone, to maintain optimal sexual health. In recent years researchers in the medical community have since seen the benefits of not only supplementing those hormones as they decrease, but also testosterone as well.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
It is well known that women depend on estrogen and progesterone hormones, however, the benefits of their testosterone levels have been largely ignored by mainstream doctors. In women, low levels of testosterone can decrease sexual drive and stamina and may increase the risk of heart disease and breast cancer. (Source)
Benefits of testosterone in women:
- Increased libido
- Improved muscle mass, which can improve metabolism
- Decreased subcutaneous/belly fat (which is associated with a host of diseases, including heart disease)
- Improved bone density (Osteoporosis is more common in men than women)
- Studies linked to decreased cardiovascular disease and breast cancer risk with testosterone replacement therapy.
Our hormone levels naturally start to decrease once we reach our third decade of life, and we experience the negative effects of hormone deficiencies such as lowered libido, bone and muscle loss, weight gain despite diet and exercise, and general aging woes such as dry crepey skin, hair loss, and wrinkles. Low testosterone is also associated with heart attack, Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis, and depression. Women, like men, will experience these symptoms as their testosterone levels decrease naturally with age.
At Rock Creek Wellness, we understand that women need testosterone replacement therapy just as much as men do and offer 2 different wellness programs to address hormone imbalance and overall aging related issues. Call today for more information and a free consultation!