Most people associate testosterone with all things manly, from a chiseled physique to a raging sex drive. But you don’t need a gym membership to feel the effects of testosterone. In fact, you don’t even need a Y chromosome.
Although testosterone is a male hormone, did you know that low testosterone isn’t exclusively a men’s health issue? That’s right, low T can affect women, too. Ovaries produce both estrogen and testosterone – and unbalanced levels of either hormone can keep the highest quality of life just out of reach.
Check out these 5 ways that testosterone replacement can help:
- Enhance Your Sex Life
Women with low T often lose interest in sex or no longer find it enjoyable. If your libido seems to have slowed to a stop, testosterone replacement might help rev the engine and jumpstart intimacy between you and your partner.
- Restore Energy Levels
Do you struggle to keep your eyes open through the afternoon without that 3pm caffeine jolt? While the midday slump is common, constantly feeling tired is not. Women with low T typically report exhaustion and trouble sleeping, symptoms that can often be remedied by testosterone replacement.
- Prevent Disease
When estrogen levels dip during menopause, osteoporosis becomes a concern for many women. But testosterone is a key factor in keeping bones healthy and strong as well. Did you know that low T is one of the top causes of osteoporosis? Testosterone replacement works to combat bone density loss, and some research shows that it also helps reduce the risk of breast cancer.
- Shed Unwanted Flab
If you’re gaining weight and can’t seem to get rid of those pesky extra pounds, you’re not alone. Dwindling testosterone levels are to blame for weight gain in many middle-aged women. While they assume the extra weight is just a natural (and frustrating) part of aging, a hormone imbalance is likely the problem. A hormone assessment can help determine if low T is the cause of that stubborn flab.
- Improve Mental Health
Because hormones play a critical role in our mental health, women with low T often experience mood swings and trouble focusing. They’re also more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression. An increase in testosterone levels can help to regulate emotions, improve concentration and get women feeling more like their old selves.
Better Life Carolinas is an anti-aging clinic devoted to helping people feel their best and enjoy all that life has to offer. To learn more about testosterone replacement or to schedule an appointment, call Better Life Carolinas today at 843-737-2597.
Dr. Mickey Barber was CEO/CMO of Cenegenics Carolinas for ten years and founded Better Life, an Age Management and Wellness Center. She graduated from The College of Charleston, completed medical school at The Medical University of South Carolina, did her residency at Tulane University, and finished her fellowship at Harvard. She also was an assistant professor at Tulane University. Throughout her academic and private practice, she passionately pursued her interest in health, nutrition, exercise, and mind-body medicine. Further studies and certification in Age Management Medicine allow her to combine her unique interests and training to empower her patients to live vigorous, healthy lives at any age. In November 2012, Dr. Barber was awarded the top honor in her field and presented with the Alan P. Mintz Award for Clinical Excellence in Age Management Medicine.
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