Testosterone in women
Many women do not know about testosterone in their own bodies. The ovaries produce both testosterone and estrogen. Relatively low levels of testosterone are released from the ovaries and adrenal glands into the bloodstream. Testosterone has an effect upon much of the body in females. It helps promote lean muscle mass, better bone strength, an increased energy level, and a women’s sex drive. If women do not have enough testosterone as it elevates mood, depression can take place. Additionally heart attacks have been associated with low testosterone, Alzheimer’s disease, and osteoporosis. Having too much testosterone is also bad for women. It may cause thick hair growth like a man, hair loss can also occur, acne is common as well as virilization and irregular menstrual cycles. So what should be done if you have a high or low amount of testosterone? First see your doctor so you can be certain by having a blood test done. Then you will be able to take medication specific to your needs which may help you! The results vary by individual consult your doctor and see if your testosterone levels are sufficient.