Testos­terone Ther­apy


Testosterone therapy is important for both men and women to treat symptoms of menopause and andropause (male menopause). Although frequently though of to increase libido, testosterone’s role in sex­ual function is only a small part of its phys­i­o­logic effect

Testosterone declines grad­u­ally with age in both sexes. Pre and post-menopausal women, and aging men may expe­ri­ence symptoms of androgen deficiency including anx­i­ety, irri­tabil­ity, depression, fatigue, bone loss, muscle loss, memory loss as well as sex­ual dysfunction.

Testosterone therapy in women is not mas­culin­iz­ing and does not increase aggression or cause hoarseness. Testosterone does increase scalp hair growth, is mood sta­bi­liz­ing, and is cardiac and breast protective.

Testosterone is produced by the ovaries and adrenals in young women in small amounts and has been coined “The Hormone of Desire”. Both testosterone and DHEA are andro­gens and offer many ben­e­fits in addition to enhancing libido in aging women. The addition of testosterone to estrogen results in an increase in fat-free body mass and mit­i­gates the central fat deposit asso­ci­ated with menopause.

Testosterone sup­ple­men­ta­tion provides an improvement in muscle mass, mood, and libido.

The Devel­op­men­tal Endocrinology Branch, National Institutes of Health, has shown that the addition of bio iden­ti­cal testosterone (not oral methyl­testos­terone) to hormone therapy for post­menopausal women does not increase and may indeed reduce the risk of breast cancer.

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Testos­terone Ther­apy