Dr. Dawn Ericsson, Chief M.D.
Dr. E’s Women’s Health Update: Why Women Need Testosterone, Too
Let’s spill the T on a hormone’s role for women.
I’d like to talk to you today about a women’s health topic that may surprise you: female testosterone.
Yes, testosterone is a hormone that is typically associated with male development. But it is also present in women in smaller amounts. Even though women have significantly lower levels of testosterone compared to men, it still plays an essential role in their bodies. Some of the key functions of testosterone in women include:
Women need testosterone for these functions, but it is crucial to maintain a balance. Too much or too little testosterone can lead to various health issues. If a woman experiences symptoms of low testosterone, such as decreased libido, fatigue, or changes in mood, it is essential to consult with a healthcare provider like AgeRejuvenation for proper evaluation and treatment including our Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). We can help determine the appropriate levels of testosterone and recommend treatment if necessary.
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