[:en]Hormone imbalances in women don\’t just include a decline in estrogen. It can also involve a change in the levels of testosterone for women; this is not always commonly known. Testosterone can convert to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which produces secondary sex characteristics including hair, beard, and a deep voice. When it does not convert to DHT, it can convert to Estradiol, which then generates a female body appearance.
We will explore just some of the myths surrounding testosterone for women.
1. Testosterone is for men only
Men naturally have more testosterone than women, but this doesn\’t mean that women don\’t have any or don\’t need any testosterone. They just need it in smaller quantities. They help regulate mood, sleep patterns, as well as libido, just as they do in men. Testosterone is also important for bone health and maintaining cognitive function.
2. Testosterone therapy makes you more masculine
If you have abnormally low levels of testosterone, raising them to the normal level that women should have will not give women masculine features such as a lower voice or more facial hair.
3. Testosterone can cause heart problems
Previous studies concluded that testosterone therapy in men could increase the risk of heart attacks. However, subsequent studies found that there was actually no risk, or even a decreased risk. Restoring your testosterone levels poses no risk to your heart health.
4. Testosterone causes blood clots and liver problems
Testosterone does not pose any threat to your level if administered in a non-oral manner, because other methods of administering testosterone, such as injections do not pass through the liver.
5. Testosterone makes you more aggressive
Testosterone has not been found to cause rage. Indeed, given that testosterone contributes to the regulation of mood, a restoration of hormone levels in women can likely improve one\’s mood and reduce anxiety and irritability.
Learn More About Testosterone For Women
While hormones like estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone for women naturally decrease with age, the use of bioidentical hormones, as part of a prescribed hormone replacement therapy, can help to restore hormones more youthful levels. To learn more about hormone therapy and whether you might be a good fit for hormone replacement therapy, contact us at Regenevéda for a consultation.[:]