One of the biggest misconceptions we run into is that, because testosterone is a male hormone – only men should take it. Sounds logical right? Women need estrogen, men need testosterone, and no mixing or matching.
The truth is, testosterone isn’t just for men. We’ve talked about low testosterone levels in women before in our article on low T in women, but we wanted to revisit the issue because of all the misinformation out there.
First off, women’s bodies naturally produce testosterone just like men’s bodies, but at a much lower level (for adults anyway – according to this Huffington Post article on testosterone for women, women actually have 10 times as much testosterone in their bodies in their early reproductive years than estrogen).
Although we often think of women needing estrogen replacement therapy, especially after menopause, breast cancer, or a hysterectomy, what you may not know is that sometimes women need small amounts of testosterone after these events as well.
The funny thing is, many women have experience taking hormones. If you’ve ever used the pill or the shot, then you’ve taken hormones and seen their powerful effects. Using hormones like testosterone can be tricky, and dosing is not an exact science, which is why you should always consult a competent medical provider before beginning any sort of hormone therapy. The risks and benefits ration really matter here.
At Testosterone Centers of Texas, we have experience working to find the precise level that works best for each patient. We don’t titrate to a certain level or number – we titrate to your symptoms, finding the specific dose that works best for you, keeping you both improved and safe.
What Symptoms Do Low Testosterone Levels In Women Cause?
Testosterone replacement is often used to treat postmenopausal symptoms and symptoms related to breast cancer recovery or hysterectomies because low testosterone levels in women can cause a variety of terrible symptoms. Check out this list and see if any of these symptoms apply to you:
- Weight gain
- Difficulty losing weight
- Difficulty concentrating
- Decreased libido
- Hair loss
Yikes! And this isn’t even a complete list. If this sounds familiar to you, then one way to fight these symptoms may be to add testosterone to your treatment plans.
What Can I Do About My Low Testosterone Levels?
If you’ve recently gone through menopause and you just don’t feel the same anymore, if you’ve had a major life event like breast cancer and you’re experiencing some of the symptoms above, then it may be time to consider getting testosterone replacement therapy.
Click here to set up a FREE consultation with Testosterone Centers of Texas today to see if testosterone replacement therapy is what you need to get back to feeling like your old self again.