EP 16: Testosterone: The Hormone Of Desire And Life

Low testosterone in women is the plague of the 21st century.

Testosterone is one of the most important parts of women’s hormone replacement. While most women feel their best with testosterone levels in the middle of the normal range, in my practice I see a lot of women with levels at the low end of that range. Unfortunately, because testosterone is so misunderstood, it often gets overlooked.

Today I’m busting testosterone myths and sharing the important role testosterone plays in women’s health, symptoms of high and low testosterone, key considerations for testing, contributing factors that impact your testosterone levels, what to look for in a qualified practitioner to help you with your hormones, and more. Enjoy the episode!

Highlights of the Episode
-Testosterone in women is one of the most underrated hormones
-Where testosterone is made in women’s bodies
-The role of testosterone in bone and muscle health
-Muscle density has been shown to correlate with longevity
-Higher testosterone is known to decrease body fat, especially in post-monopausal women
-The relationship between testosterone levels and sex drive in women
-Protective effects of testosterone for the cardiovascular system
-Why it’s essential to test total testosterone, free testosterone, and sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG)
-Testosterone testing options
-Symptoms of low testosterone
-Common factors that contribute to low sex drive
-Tell-tale signs and risks of high female testosterone levels
-Why I hate hormone pellets
-Causes of high testosterone
-Treatment options for low testosterone
-The problem with Addyi (the pink pill)
-Pros and cons of different forms of testosterone replacement
-How to lower high testosterone levels
-Testosterone replacement dosage
-What to look for in a qualified provider to treat your hormones

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